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We want to make liver health education a top

priority on the national agenda.

You can't change, what you don't know. 

                   Promoting liver health education. Our Passion is Prevention.


A warm and most enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Bob Gish  for joining the Liver Health Initiative’s Advocates for Prevention Advisory Board of  internationally revered leaders in academia and the medical community, dedicated to filling the enormous liver knowledge gap that underlies global epidemics of liver related diseases. Dr. Gish is well recognized for his passion, advocacy, patient and professional education and treatment in California and Nevada and also assisting with the development of healthcare policies both nationally and in several foreign countries.   


         In addition to being the  current Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada Schools of Medicine in Las Vegas and in Reno, Dr. Gish serves as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University.  He has been involved in several research studies and  has published over 700 original articles and book chapters.

      Dr. Gish is also Medical Director of the Asia Pacific Health Foundation and of the Hepatitis B Foundation, and is seeing  patients, both in-person and via telemedicine, at numerous clinics in southern California.


        Having collaborated over many years, Thelma is delighted to have Dr. Gish join LHI'S team of Advocates for Prevention to help individuals understand why it is critically important to be tested and  treated if infected to prevent the development of cirrhosis and eventually cancer.  

Ultimately, with Dr. Gish on board,  we are assured of success in providing the amazing liver its rightful place on the National Health Agenda. We have our work cut out for us. Glad to welcome Bob to the exciting challenge of promoting liver health education.

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News From LHI

New Article: Yale Medicine's New Liver Disease Care Model Serves as Inspiration to Transform Prevention and Harm Reduction

September 21, 2022

Read it here

Dr. Michael Houghton continues his conversation with ContagionLive,  this time focusing on major goals for eliminating hepatitis C - all of which rely on promoting easily understandable and relatable  liver health education

September 7, 2022

View Part 2 of the Interview Here 

Dr. Michael Houghton, LHI Board Member and Nobel Laureate was recently interviewed by ContagionLive about his journey to discovering the Hepatitis C virus, and current efforts to develop a preventative HCV vaccine. 

September 6, 2022

View Part 1 of the Interview Here 

"Our goal is to make liver health personal, relatable, and memorable so individuals are empowered to make better food and lifestyle choices."
~Thelma King Thiel, Cofounder & Chair

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