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

Kathleen Flynn
National Senior Director, Engagement

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Georgia Transplant Foundation

3125 Presidential Pkwy
Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30340

The Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is unique in the national transplant community. Founded in August 1992 by Tommy Smith, a kidney transplant recipient, GTF is focused on providing both financial and educational assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those undergoing or waiting for a transplant. Today, Georgia Transplant Foundation is the primary source for transplant patient assistance and support for all solid organ transplantation in the entire state of Georgia.

Phone: 770-457-3769

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.


Grady Hospital Support Group

Emory University Faculty Office Building
School of Medicine, Room 108
49 Butler Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (404) 703-4884

Hepatitis Focus Support Group DeKalb County

Absolute Care
2484 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30020

Meets: 1st & 3rd Wed of each month 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Contact Salah Salin for more information.

Pediatric Parent Support Group

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Egleston
1405 Clifton Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30322

Separate supervised activities provided simultaneously for pediatric patients.

Meets: 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (404) 315-3733

Contact Lauren Sanders for more information.

Piedmont Hospital Liver Support Group

Mason Transplant Clinic
Transplant Unit Conference Room
6th Floor
1968 Peachtree Road, Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hepatitis C patients, pre and post liver transplant patients.

Meets: Every other Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 404-605-2374

Contact Airetta Maney for more information.


Augusta Hepatitis Support Group

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
950 15th Street, 4D Conference. Room
Specialty Care #25
Augusta, GA 30901

Meets: 4th Monday of each month 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Phone: 706-733-0188 x3844

Contact Angela Hardy, RN, MSN for more information.


Emory Transplant Support Group

St. Joseph’s/ Candler
5353 Reynolds Street
Professional Office Bldg, Suite 212
Savannah, GA 31405

Meets: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 912-819-8350

Contact Karen Traver, R.N. for more information.

Piedmont Hospital Outreach Transplant Clinic

Memorial Hospital
Hoskins Center, Classroom 2
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Meets: First Tuesday of each month
Phone: 912-350-9905

Contact Jan Lorentz, RN for more information.

Find a Clinical Trial anywhere…

Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.


Alpha Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

If you have a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

You Must:

  • Be betweem 25-65 years of age.
  • Have a diagnosis of Hepatitis C.

If you are eligible to participate, you will have:

  • A brain scan (functional Magnetic resonance imaging- fMRI) of approximately 60 minutes to assess the effects of Interferon-alpha on brain function.
  • Assessments to measure your emotional and physical symptoms.

We will:

  • Provide these assessments free of charge.
  • Compensate you for your involvment.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Emory University Mind-Body Program at 404-712-9620 or e-mail
Contact Bobby Woolwine for more information.


Lilian Abbo, MD, FIDSA
Jackson Health Systems

Kawtar Al Khalloufi, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Kaylan Bhamidimarri
University of Miami Health Systems

Renee Bennett, RN
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Marc Carp, MD
Gastro Health

Johany Coucelo, RN
Jackson Health Systems

Patrick Horne, ARNP
University of Florida Health - Hepatology

Andrew Keaveny, MD
Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville

Tara Keagan, RN, BSN
Jackson Health Systems

Ayman Koteish, MD
Florida Hospital - Orlando

Brad Lasley, MMS, PA-C
Advent Health

Geri LiBetti
Jackson Health Systems

Audra Lopez, MSN, ARNP, CNS, FNP
Broward Health Medical Center

Miguel Malespin, MD
Tampa General Medical Group

Cosme Manzarbeitia, MD, FACS
Broward Health Medical Center

Eric Martin, MD
University of Miami Health Systems/Miami Transplant Institute

Paul Martin, MD
University of Miami Health Systems

Alisha Mavis, MD
Duke University

Tamir Miloh, MD
Miami Transplant Institute

Karen McAlevey-Nordt, RN, BSN
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Flavia Mendes, MD
Gastro Health

Barry Migicovsky, MD
Gastro Health

Carla Murgas, RN
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Diego Reino, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Sam Salama, MD, PhD
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Alliance

Tracy Santos, RN
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Elaine Saunders, RN, BSN
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Burçin Taner, MD
Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville

Emmanuel Thomas
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Andreas Tzakis
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD
UM Health Systems/MTI

Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
UM Health Systems/MTI

Bobby Zervos, DO
Cleveland Clinic Florida

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