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Includes the Inaugural North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit



Dr. Saumya Jayakumar

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Dr. Saumya Jayakumar, MD, is a hepatologist who treats patients with liver disease. Her clinical and research interests include end-stage liver disease, liver transplant and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. As an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, she trains interns, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Before joining UC San Diego Health, she served as director of the Hepatology Fellowship Program at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, then had a leadership role in the gastroenterology section. She has a keen interest in and has served on national committees devoted to trainee education.  Dr. Jayakumar completed a fellowship in transplant hepatology at University of Alberta Hospital and one in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. She did her residencies in both internal medicine and gastroenterology at University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where she was chief resident. Dr. Jayakumar earned her medical degree from University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and is author of many book chapters as well. She served as the GI consultant to the Calgary Zoo.