Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Dr. Isabel Zacharias, MD
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, or NAFLD, is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. NAFLD is a condition in which excess fat is stored in the liver; some people with NAFLD have simple fatty liver in which extra fat is stored in the liver but does not cause inflammation. Other individuals with NAFLD develop inflammation and liver cell damage called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. NASH may eventually lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Between 30 and 40% of adults in the United States have NAFLD and about 3-12% of adults in the United States have NASH*.
Join us in our office on Thursday, August 30th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Isabel Zacharias, MD discuss Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Dr. Zacharias is the Chair of the New England Division Medical Advisory Committee. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and completed both her residency and fellowship at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zacharias currently practices at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Her specialties include gastroenterology and transplant hepatology with clinical interest in cirrhosis, hepatology, and liver transplantation.
- Lectures held at the American Liver Foundation Office: 188 Needham Street, Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464
- Remote Attendance Available, RSVP to Lindsay Ventura for more details
- 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Free for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals
- RSVP by phone or e-mail to Lindsay Ventura (617) 527-5600 LVentura@Liverfoundation.org
- Food and beverage provided