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ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Connecticut provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

Jacqueline Dominguez
National Senior Director, Engagement

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Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community Support Group

UConn Health Center
Academic Research Building
Large Conference Room EG013
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut

This is a confidential, public support group for diagnosed, family, friends, interested individuals and those with other liver maladies.

Anonymously visit to experience periodic educational segments (with professional speakers from various fields), to talk to those afflicted (some considering treatment, some on treatment, and some finished treatment) and family/ friends/ supporters or to just hear what these diseases are all about.

Meets:Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Hartford Hospital Transplant

Hartford Hospital
Special Dining Room
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06102

The Hartford Hospital Transplant Program provides support group opportunities for people who have had transplants of any organs, and for those who are waiting for transplants. Meetings are held five times each year from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Certain meetings include an educational presentation, while others are for people to meet and connect with shared experiences.

The meetings are held in Hartford Hospital’s Special Dining Room.


For more information about upcoming meeting dates, please call Marie Nespral.

Lindsay Arnott, RN, MHA, CCTC
Yale-New Haven Hospital

David Assis, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Gina Baixauli (Rocca), RN, BSN
Hartford Hospital

James Boyer, MD, FACP
Yale School of Medicine

 Julie Burns, APRN

Cary Caldwell, MD
Connecticut Gastroenterology

 Anthony Capobianco, PA
Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut

Francis Chan, MD
Gastroenterology Center of CT

Christine Couture, PA
Connecticut GI

Michelle Day, RN
Hartford Hospital

Albert Do, MD, MPH
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Michael Einstein, MD
Connecticut GI

Shanna Gannon, PA
Hartford Hospital

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Joel Garsten, MD, FACP, FACG, AGFA
Digestive Disease Center of CT

Sarah Gillespie-Heyman, APRN
Yale School of Medicine
Connecticut VA Hospital

Steven Gorelick, MD
Western Connecticut Medical Group

Deborah Gosselin, RN
Connecticut Department of Public Health

Jeannine Hampton, APRN
Connecticut GI

Elie Helou, MD
StayWell Health Center

Lisa Hughes, RN
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Stephanie Hull, PA
Connecticut Gastroenterology Associates

Jonathan Israel, MD
Connecticut GI (retired)

Kathryn Jack, MSN, FNP-BC
Connecticut GI

Simona Jakab, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Sanjay Kulkarni, MD
Yale School of Medicine

John Kunstman, MD, MHS
Yale School of Medicine

Sylvia Lempit, APRN
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Jessica Leon, RN

Robert Leventhal, MD, FACP, AGAF
Naugatuck Valley Gastroenterology

AnnMarie Liapakis, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Joseph Lim, MD, FACP
Yale School of Medicine

Kamraan Madhani, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Karan McBride Emerick, MD, MSCI
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Karen McHugh, RN
Connecticut VA Hospital

John McNab, PA
Hartford Hospital

Wajahat Mehal, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Sara Miceli, PA
St. Mary’s Hospital

Kisha Mitchell-Richards, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Glyn Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Hartford Hospital

Nancy Moody, RN, BSN
Yale-New Haven Hospital

David Mulligan, MD, FACS
Yale School of Medicine

Michael Nathanson, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Marie Nespral, RN
Hartford Hospital

Debera Palmeri, RN
Hartford Hospital

Debbie Patton, RN, BSN, CCTC
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Lynn Rapsilber, APRN
Connecticut GI

Ginger Rouse, PharmD, BCPS
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Michael Schilsky, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Harold Schwartz, MD

Patricia  Sheiner, MD
Hartford Hospital

Kolala Sridhar, MD, FACG, AGAF
Connecticut GI

Mario Strazzabosco, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Scott Swenson, MD
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Research)

Tamar Taddei, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Connecticut VA Hospital

Cecil Tengatenga
Yale School of Medicine

Cybill Thomas, APRN
Connecticut GI

Neelesh Thussu, M
Connecticut GI

Renuka Umashanker, MD
Gastroenterology Center of CT

Pamela Valentino, MD, MSc, FRCP (C)
Yale New Haven
Greenwich Hospital

Silvia Vilarinho, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Jonathan White, MD
Connecticut GI

Peter Yoo, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Susan Zapatka, APR
Connecticut VA Hospital

In addition to the resources listed above in your state or district, ALF provides these resources that are available no matter where you are. Explore them now…

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