Associate Professor Miriam Levy – experienced Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Associate Professor Miriam Levy is an experienced Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, and Head of Department at Liverpool Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia.
A/Prof Levy has worked in SWSLHD for 15 years, lately serving as Head of the Gastroenterology and Liver Department, Liverpool Hospital.
Her research has addressed clinical questions in viral hepatitis and liver disease and includes work presented in 35 peer reviewed publications, H index 15 and 1300 citations, particularly in Hepatitis B which has significant morbidity and mortality in our community due to the extraordinarily high local prevalence.
Innovations of care in patient education material including the wildly popular Youtube video hit “Understanding Hepatitis B” has been taken up in units in Australia and overseas with successful evaluations underpinning efficacy. The management of hepatitis B in pregnancy to prevent transmission as well as to optimise care post-partum has contributed novel strategies and changed practice.
Her interest in de-monopolising specialist knowledge to facilitate primary care of patients is ongoing with exploration of new models of care including “Project ECHO” a group video conferencing tool between specialist hubs and primary care practitioners.
Our success in receiving the New Academic Unit Development Grant has allowed the liver cancer and disease research to develop a translational unit, led by Professor Nicholas Shackel, who has joined the team from RPAH.