Hepatitis B: An Overview

Module number
Date presented
January 21, 2020 
CE Credit

On Tuesday, January 21st Dr. Arun Jesudian of Weill Cornell Medicine presented on:

“Hepatitis B: An Overview”

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of Hepatitis B (HBV) infection
  • Understand the natural history of HBV infection
  • Identify candidates for HBV vaccination
  • Identify patients who should be screened for HBV and interpret HBV serology
  • Educate patients on preventing HBV transmission
  • Define the goals of HBV therapy and how current therapies reduce disease progression
  • Follow the key steps in HBV pretreatment evaluation and treatment algorithm
  • Recall the role of primary care provider capacity (PCP) in HBV care

Presenters Bio:

Dr. Arun Jesudian is a Transplant Hepatologist in the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. He earned his BA from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols scholar and his MD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College as well as advanced fellowship training in Transplant Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University. Dr. Jesudian is the Director of Inpatient Liver Services at NYPH/Weill Cornell and also serves as a member of the Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Patient Safety Committee. His clinical research focuses on the areas of quality improvement in cirrhosis management and complications of portal hypertension.


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