U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Marc Ghany

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Tel: 301-402-5115
Email: mg228m@nih.gov

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  • Staff ClinicianLDB, NIDDK, NIH2000-present
  • Medical Staff FellowLDB, NIDDK, NIH1996-2000
  • Clinical InstructorDepartment of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane University1995-1996
  • FellowTulane University1992-1995
  • M.H.Sc.Duke University2010
  • M.D.Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland1989

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Marc Ghany, M.D., M.H.Sc.

Clinical Tenure Track Investigator, Clinical Research SectionLiver Diseases Branch
  • Clinical Research
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

My work focuses on the hepatitis B and C viruses.  These viruses infect the liver.  Infection can cause cirrhosis.  In cirrhosis, the liver develops scar tissue and loses function.  Studies examine how the host, viruses, and environment affect infection outcome.  I conduct clinical trials to evaluate new ways to manage or cure these chronic viral infections.  I examine clinical samples in the laboratory.  Through my research, I want to understand how these therapies work or why they fail.  The goal is to improve the care and outcomes of patients with chronic viral hepatitis.