The Center for Liver Diseases/Hepatology provides comprehensive prevention, diagnostic, evaluation, treatment, management and consultation services for patients with all types of liver diseases, including:
- Hepatitis A, B, and C
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Sclerosing cholangitis
- Complications of portal hypertension
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Cancer of the liver and bile duct
Diagnostic tests ordered through the Center for Liver Diseases include lab tests, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs and liver biopsies. Treatment may include medications, including pegylated interferon or novel medications currently in clinical trials for hepatitis or various surgical procedures. If a patient requires a liver transplant, he/she will be assessed at the Center and placed on a transplant list.
The hepatologists practicing at Valley's Center For Liver Diseases/Hepatology include:
Linda W. Law, MD
Linda W. Law, MD, is a gastroenterologist affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Her clinical focus includes all liver disease, including HIV/HCV co-infection, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver biopsy, toxic hepatitis, drug-induced liver injury, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Dr. Law received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Law completed a residency in internal medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at Northwell Health. She subsequently completed another fellowship in liver transplant at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Law is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and The Valley Hospital. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She speaks English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and Spanish.
Joseph A. Odin, MD, PhD
Joseph A. Odin, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist/hepatologist based at Mount Sinai Hospital. His clinical focus includes upper GI endoscopy including surveillance of esophageal varices and endoscopic band ligation; fibroscan elastography; liver biopsy; jaundice; ascites; abnormal liver tests; acute liver failure; cirrhosis; portal hypertension; alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; autoimmune hepatitis; primary biliary cholangitis; primary sclerosing cholangitis; hepatitis A, B and C, liver transplantation evaluation and post-transplant care; toxic hepatitis; drug-induced liver injury; liver masses and cancer; hemochromatosis; and Wilsons disease.
He graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai of the City University of New York in 1993, where he received his PhD in immunology. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at John Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Odin is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases and the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute. He is co-director of the Mount Sinai Autoimmune Liver Disease Program. He has research interest in liver autoimmunity and toxicology. His current research studies are focused on novel treatments for primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and autoimmune hepatitis and on the toxic effects of medications, including herbal and dietary supplements on the liver. He cares for individuals with all liver diseases, including those with liver transplants.
Thomas D. Schiano, MD
Thomas D. Schiano, MD, has a clinical background in hepatology, gastroenterology and clinical nutrition. He has expertise in the management of persons with cirrhosis and other acute/chronic liver diseases, and in caring for patients before and after liver transplantation.
Dr. Schiano has varied clinical research interests including herbal treatments of liver disease, nutritional aspects of liver disease, recurrence of disease post- liver transplantation, the treatment of HCV in patients having cirrhosis and post-liver transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, and management of the complications of cirrhosis. In addition, he is involved in the care of patients pre- and post-intestinal transplant. He is a member of the liver thrombosis program, an international referral center for adults and children with difficult to diagnose and unique blood clotting disorders affecting the liver and the intestines.
Dr. Schiano is a UNOS-certified Liver Transplant physician and is board certified in clinical nutrition, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Dr. Schiano completed fellowships in hepatology and liver transplantation at Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital, and clinical nutrition at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center.
Dr. Schiano is Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Adult Liver Transplantation and Director of Clinical Hepatology at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute. He is also Medical Director of the Intestinal Transplant program.
All three hepatologists are affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Patients are usually referred to the center by gastroenterologists.
The Valley Hospital Center for Liver Diseases is located at 579 Franklin Turnpike in Ridgewood.