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ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Greater New York 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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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.


Hepatitis Support Group

Randolph Hospital
Patient Welcome Center
364 White Oak Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

Meets: Meets 1st Friday at 7 p.m.
Phone: 336-633-8707

Contact Fred DeFriess for more information.


Central Carolina Liver Association

Carolina Medical Center
1000 Blythe Ave
Charlotte, NC 28227

Meets: Meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Phone: 704-888-0592

Contact Mary Szpara for more information.


Hep C

Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Duke University campus
Durham, NC

Meets: Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7 – 9 p.m.

Phone: 919-681-6819

Contact Pat Bixby for more information.

Hep C Support Group

VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
9th Floor
Durham, NC 27705

Support group for veterans

Meets: Weekly each Wednesday, 1 – 2 p.m.

Contact Tim Virgilio for more information.


Hep C & Chronic Liver Disease Support Group

101 Robeson Street
Suite 102
Fayetteville, NC 28301

The group meets 3rd Wednesday of the months January, March, May, July, September and November

Meets: 3rd Weds
Phone: 910-864-7828

Contact Billie Kennedy 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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