Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute to Establish Liver Center, Begin Groundwork for Solid Organ Transplant Program

Apr 14, 2022 at 10:43 am by pj


Renowned hepatologist, Dr. Arvind Murali, joins the team to lead the effort


Arvind Murali, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) has joined the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute, the highly specialized gastrointestinal diagnostic and treatment center designed and developed to serve patients from across the southeastern United States. Dr. Murali, who is board certified in gastroenterology and hepatology will establish the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute Liver Center — a liver care specialty area and begin the groundwork for establishing an abdominal solid organ transplant program for the health system.

Dr. Murali specializes in the treatment of diseases of the liver and managing patients before and after liver transplants. He focuses on alcohol associated liver disease, fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and its complications, liver cancer, and genetic diseases of the liver, and other conditions. 

"The development of a liver center is a significant milestone in the Digestive Health Institute's goal towards establishing a transplant program,” said Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD, president, Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Arvind Murali lead this exciting venture." 

Dr. Murali, earned a medical degree from Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute in Bangalore, India. His training includes a residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital’s John Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology, and transplant hepatology at University of Iowa hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

His research interests include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer; outcomes after liver transplantation; genetic and metabolic disease of the liver; and colon cancer screening and surveillance.

Dr. Murali has been published in several medical journals including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Liver Disease, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Endoscopy, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


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