Our Programs

We have four areas aimed at improving treatment and outcomes for viral hepatitis: 

  • Education: Providing formal education classes and individualized instruction sessions for patients with chronic hepatitis C infection prior to the initiation of antiviral therapy
  • Treatment: Maintaining high standards of practice in treatment protocols and close coordination of care with referring physicians to provide the most advanced and scientifically-based approaches to the management of viral hepatitis
  • Research: Ensuring the opportunity for patient access to novel approaches in the treatment of viral hepatitis and liver disorders through clinical trials
  • Community outreach: Building relationships with the surrounding communities of Greater New Haven and Connecticut to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to promote screening and education

Special services offered by the Yale Viral Hepatitis Program include:

  • Weekly multidisciplinary patient care conferences and liver pathology conferences to draw upon the varied expertise of our Yale Medicine physicians
  • Coordination with the liver and kidney transplant programs
  • Comprehensive services for diagnostic and interventional GI endoscopy, percutaneous and transjugular liver biopsy, paracentesis and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
  • Formal mental health assessment for monitoring of psychiatric disease before and during treatment
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Coordinated, individualized care of pediatric and adolescent patients
  • Non-invasive approaches to the assessment of liver fibrosis