UA/Banner ‘Ask the Expert about Liver Disease’ Event Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

Dr. Jen-Jung Pan and colleague watch as nutritionist speaks at liver disease forum hosted at Banner - UMC Tucson on June 12University of Arizona liver specialist Jen-Jung “J.J.” Pan, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute, was among presenters at an “Ask the Experts about Liver Disease” event hosted June 12 at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson by the Desert Southwest Division of the American Liver Foundation.

Attendance for the event, held in two conjoined dining rooms off the Banner – UMC Tucson cafeteria, was standing room only.

You can view a photo album from the Ask the Expert event at this UA Department of Medicine Facebook webpage link.

Drs. Jen-Jung Pan and Alexandra TurnerOther presenters included a UA dietary nutritionist, surgeon Alexandra Turner, MD, an assistant professor in the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Section of the UA Department of Surgery and Kara Kunz, community outreach and education manager for the American Liver Foundation in Phoenix. Banner Health transplant services administrator for Arizona, Deborah Maurer and members of her team also were present.

Topics included:

  • Signs/Symptoms/Causes of Liver Disease
  • Nutrition/Well-Being
  • Process of Liver Transplant
  • Financial Planning for Transplant

Flyer image for Ask the Expert about Liver Disease event at Banner - UMC Tucson on June 12, 2018For additional information, you may contact:

American Liver Foundation
Desert Southwest Division

4545 E Shea Blvd, Ste 246
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phone: (602) 953-1800

To contact the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute, call (520) 626-3005 or visit: 

Release Date: 
06/14/2018 - 9:15am