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Willis C Maddrey, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. From 1970 to 1981 Dr Maddrey directed the liver unit at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was Professor of Medicine and Associate Physician in Chief. From 1982 to 1990 he was Magee Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College.
Dr Maddrey received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his residency on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was Chief Medical Resident in 1969. Additional postgraduate work includes a fellowship in liver disease with Dr Gerald Klatskin at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr Maddrey has authored numerous scientific publications. He has published extensively in the areas of chronic viral hepatitis, drug-induced liver disease, alcohol-induced liver disease, liver transplantation, and primary biliary cirrhosis. He has authored numerous publications focusing on hepatitis and liver disease. He has edited or co-edited nine books including Transplantation of the Liver which is now in its third edition, and Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, Eighth Edition.
- What made you decide to become a hepatologist?
- I became interested in hepatology during my time as a medical student working with Dr Frank Iber at Johns Hopkins. Subsequently I had the opportunity to be a Fellow with Dr Gerald Klatskin. It has been a pleasure to be a hepatologist during this generation, in large measure because of advances and understanding of viral hepatitis, autoimmune disease, and liver transplantation.