Fred Poordad, MD

Dr. Poordad Web

Vice President, Academic and Clinical Affairs

The Texas Liver Institute


Clinical Professor of Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio


Hepatologist, Liver Transplant Program and Affiliated Faculty

University Transplant Center

Board Certifications:

Transplant Hepatology (American Board of Internal Medicine) Gastroenterology (American Board of Internal Medicine)



1985  BS in Medical Science, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990  MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Postgraduate training:

1990 – 1993  Internal Medicine Residency, Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, Akron, OH
1993 – 1995  Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1995 – 1996  Hepatology/Liver Transplantation Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Professional Societies:

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
European Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Transplantation
American Liver Foundation
California Medical Association
Southern California GI Society



     Dr. Poordad is professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs at The Texas Liver Institute in San Antonio. Dr. Poordad received his bachelor and medical doctorate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Thomas Medical Center and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Poordad also completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of South Carolina and in hepatology/liver transplantation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Poordad served as the co-director of liver transplantation at Johns Hopkins prior to becoming chief of hepatology and liver transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 10 years. In 2012, he joined The Texas Liver Institute and the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He teaches medical students, resident and fellows and rotates on the liver transplant services at University Hospital System. Dr. Poordad also conducts a multitude of clinical research across all facets of liver disease, including viral hepatitis, fatty liver and cirrhosis.
      A member of the American Medical Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the European Society for the Study of Liver, the American Society of Transplantation and the Asia Pacific Association Society of Liver, Dr. Poordad lectures both nationally and internationally on the topic of liver disease and transplantation. Dr. Poordad has over 300 publications including numerous book chapters, abstracts, educational monographs and publishes in such journals as Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Hepatology, the American Journal of Transplantation, and the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has been honored by US News and World Report as one of the top 1% of physicians in his field and serves on many scientific advisory boards. Dr. Poordad serves or has served on educational committees for the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Society of Transplantation, and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is on the editorial board of several journals, and is a regular peer reviewer for multiple journals, as well as for the AGA and AASLD annual meetings.