Rotonya McCants Carr, MD is the Cyrus E. Rubin Chair and Division Head of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington.
She is a basic science researcher and clinical hepatologist who specializes in the care of patients with fatty liver diseases. Her laboratory uses complementary in vivo and cellular approaches to investigate the mechanisms of insulin resistance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
Dr. Carr is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Research Society of Alcoholism, founding member of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists, and national board member of the American Liver Foundation. She is a former guest editor of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology and current editorial member of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and the Journal of Lipid Research. In 2020, Dr. Carr was honored as one of Cell’s most inspiring Black scientists.
Connection to Liver Disease
Dr. Carr became involved with ALF to advocate on behalf of her patients affected by liver disease. She is an active volunteer leader who has led several community health programs on behalf of ALF for both patients and medical professionals.
Last updated on January 23rd, 2023 at 11:31 am