Expert Team

The Fatty Liver Program brings together physicians, researchers and specialists from different disciplines to give patients the benefit of several perspectives working as one unit, as well as access to the most advanced treatment options available.

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.

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Mazen Noureddin, MD

Director Cedars-Sinai Fatty Liver Program

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Shelly C. Lu, MD

Vice Chair Basic Science and Translational Research
Director Division of Gastroenterology

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Liver Disease and Transplant Center

Walid S. Ayoub, MD

Interim Medical Director Liver Transplant

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Irene K. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor Surgery

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Andrew S. Klein, MD

Director Division of Transplant Surgery

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Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Director Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

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Vinay Sundaram, MD

Assistant Medical Director Liver Transplantation

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Tsuyoshi Todo, MD

Transplant Surgery

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Tram T. Tran, MD

Medical Director Liver Transplant

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Gordon Wu, MD

Associate Professor Surgery
Director Comprehensive Transplant Center Immunobiology Laboratory

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Rola Saouaf, MD


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Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD

Research Scientist

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Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD

Director Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Director Endocrine Genetics Laboratory

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Odelia B. Cooper, MD


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Simon K. Lo, MD

Director Endoscopy Service
Director Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases Program

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Stephen J. Pandol, MD

Director Basic and Translational Pancreas Research
Program Director Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

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Bariatric Surgery

Miguel A. Burch, MD

Associate Director Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Daniel Shouhed, MD

General Surgery

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Support Team

  • Kindah Jaradeh, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Arica James, Management Assistant
  • Alyssa Valerros, Management Assistant
  • Marielina Figueroa, RD, CDE, Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services