UChicago Medicine transplant hepatologist Anjana Pillai's commitment to patients, research and social justice issues has been shaped by her physician father as well as her childhood in India and the U.S.
Fatty liver disease usually has no symptoms, but early treatment can prevent complications. That's why patients with risk factors should discuss the possibility of fatty liver disease with their physicians.
UChicago Medicine is performing liver transplants in some patients who have severe alcohol-induced hepatitis, without the six-month sobriety period required by many transplant centers. Increasingly, transplantation is being seen as one step in a journey towards mental and physical rehabilitation.