New Perspectives in Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Udeme D Ekong, United States

Transplant Surgery
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Dr. Ekong specializes in treating babies and children with a wide range of liver diseases including autoimmune diseases, biliary atresia, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis syndromes, other genetic/metabolic liver diseases, non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, and chronic hepatitis B and C. She provides care for children who need a liver transplant and those who have undergone liver transplantation. She is triple board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology, in addition to being a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Ekong attended medical school at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She then earned her Master of Public Health degree at Northwestern University in Chicago and did a pediatrics residency at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY. She completed a fellowship in pediatrics/pediatric gastroenterology at Columbia University in New York and a fellowship in pediatrics/transplant hepatology at Northwestern University. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ekong is an active researcher and has a particular interest in improving long-term care for children who receive a liver transplant. Her laboratory focuses on developing ways to improve the long-term function of the transplanted liver in children and investigates the pathogenesis of autoimmune liver diseases both preceeding and following liver transplantation. She has published several articles in the American Journal of Transplantation, Hepatology, Journal of Immunology, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Transplantation, as well as several book chapters on pediatric liver transplantation. Dr. Ekong is a member of several national societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Society for Transplantation (AST), American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT), and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN). She has held leadership positions with many of these societies.

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Sunday, October 15, 16:00-18:00 Monday, October 16, 07:00-18:00 Tuesday October 17, 07:00-12:30

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