Dr. Tarek Hassanein is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine. A leading expert in liver diseases, Dr. Hassanein is renowned for management of various gastroenterological and hepatic issues including viral hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and pre/post liver transplant care. Dr. Hassanein was the Director of the UCSD Liver Center and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation from 1997 to 2009. Dr. Hassanein earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt, and completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a Research and Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994.