Guest: Dr. Nancy S. Reau
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Nancy S. Reau is a hepatologist at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, specializing in Transplant Hepatology (primary specialty) and Gastroenterology. She is educating about Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), which is a progressive autoimmune disease that affects the bile ducts in the liver. While PBC is a rare disease, affecting approximately one in 1000 women over 40, it has been the second leading overall cause of liver transplant in women in the U.S. since 1988. Dr. Reau is the Associate Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and Section Chief of Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center. She has over fifteen years of experience in hepatology, gastroenterology, and internal medicine, and specializes in treating a variety of complex liver disease, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, liver cancer, liver transplant, and viral diseases. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, editorials and on-line programs, as well as several book chapters, and two books.
Segment Overview: Dr. Nancy Reau, MD, Associate Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and Section Chief of Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center, discusses Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), a progressive autoimmune disease that affects the bile ducts in the liver. She also talks about health care provider education, and the importance of routine liver testing.