New Hepatologists

August 2013

New Hepatologists

The Department of Medicine welcomes our new Hepatologists to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Costica Aloman, MD,  joins the Division of Gastroenterology as Associate Professor of Medicine. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery as Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. Dr. Aloman is an experienced transplant hepatologist who joins us from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.

His clinical expertise includes management of patients with end-stage liver disease, acute liver failure, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic liver diseases, as well as post liver transplant care. Furthermore, Dr. Aloman is a NIH funded scientist in basic research related to dendritic cell biology, liver fibrosis regression, and mechanisms responsible for autoimmunity.

Charmaine Stewart, MD, FACP, joins the Division of Gastroenterology as Professor of Medicine and Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Medicine with 15 years of experience as a transplant hepatalogist. Her experience includes positions at Mayo Clinic, Rochester and University of Pennsylvania.

Her clinical focus has been on the management of complications of cirrhosis, including hepatocellular carcinoma; patients awaiting transplantation and those who are post-transplantation. Dr. Stewart’s research focus centers on factors that contribute to cognitive impairment in patients with cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension.