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Wing-Kin Syn MBChB

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Medicine
Academic Focus
  • Basic Science Research - Mechanisms of Liver Fibrosis, Liver Regeneration, and Liver Cancer. Focus on Osteopontin (matrix protein), Hedgehog signaling, Thyroid hormone signaling, and Myosin 1c. Mechanisms of Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression. Founding member of International NAFLD Pathogenesis consortium.
  • Clinical Research - Translational studies, including options for participation in clinical trials for liver fibrosis and NAFLD. Noninvasive measures of Liver Fibrosis; Health Service Research.
  • Clinical Practice - sub-specialist expertise in liver disease (Hepatology). Introduction of an Integrated NAFLD / Metabolic service at Ralph H Johnson VAMC (GI / Liver service). Non-invasive evaluation of liver fibrosis (transient and 2D shear wave elastography). Treatment of patients with NAFLD and liver fibrosis. Quality improvement in liver services.
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Acting Chief & Attending Physician, Section of Gastroenterology, Ralph H Johnson VAMC

Professor of Medicine & Physician-Scientist (Academic Hepatologist)

Associate Program Director - Research

Professor, Department of Physiology, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Associate Editor, Digestive Disease Science

Member, National VA NAFLD Strategic Planning Committee

Member, National VA GI Telemedicine Subcommittee

Basic Science Team: Arif Ehtesham, PhD (Assistant Professor); Cindy Wang, PhD; Jason Coombes, PhD; Marco Briones-Orta, PhD; Paul Manka, MD; Wei Hou, MD PhD; Jiayu Li, PhD

Clinical Research Team: Margaret Morrison, MD (GI Fellow); John Romano, MD (GI Fellow); Jeffrey Lee, MD (Pediatric GI Fellow); Avery Chisholm, MD (Resident); Susan Caulder, RN MSN CDE CCRC (research coordinator); Lisa Oliver, RN (research coordinator); Bertha North-Less (research coordinator); Penny Hukee, RN (research coordinator); Akshay Shetty, MD (Attending Hepatologist, Houston Methodist)