Dr. Poordad received his bachelor and medical doctorate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Thomas Medical Center and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Poordad then completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of South Carolina and in hepatology/liver transplantation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
For 11 years Dr. Poordad was the Chief of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles.
Dr. Poordad serves 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 involved in developing practice guidelines for liver disease through these societies. 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.
A member of such organizations as 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 International Liver Transplantation Society, Dr. Poordad lectures both nationally and internationally on the topic of liver disease and transplantation.
Dr. Poordad is a clinical researcher and is considered a leading authority in viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease and liver transplantation. He is one of the medical directors of clinical research trials at the Texas Liver Institute, one of the largest research units in the United States. Dr. Poordad has authored over 250 publications, including journal articles, numerous book chapters and abstracts at scientific meetings. His publications include: The New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Journal of Hepatology, the American Journal of Transplantation, and the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Dr. Poordad sees adult patients with all forms of liver disease, and is a transplant physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center. To schedule an appointment, click here.