Dr Curry is the Section Chief of Hepatology and oversee a busy practice of Hematologist who care of patients with all types of liver disease, including viral hepatitis, liver tumors, liver cirrhosis and those who need, and have had liver transplants.
Dr Curry was educated at the National University of Ireland, Galway Medical School in Ireland. He completed his training in Gastroenterology and Liver transplantation at St Vincent’s University Hospital and the National Liver Transplant Unit in Dublin Ireland as well as the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has been a staff Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist since 2002 and has been the Medical Director of Liver transplantation since 2003. In 2017 he was appointed as the Section Chief of Hepatology. He has authored over 130 research papers, review articles and book chapters.
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What inspired your passion for your profession?
As a junior doctors, I was amazed by the field of liver transplantation and the ability of a liver transplant to rescue a patient from their illness. I had one of the best mentors I can imagine who encouraged me in pursuit of excellence in clinical medicine and research.
Treatments for many liver conditions have evolved at phenomenal speed over the past decade. The revolution in the treatment of hepatitis C has allowed us to sccuessfully treat this disease and transform this disease from one that is the leading indication in liver transplantation to one that is easily treated with a short course of medicine.
Additional the multidisciplinary team approach to liver cancer now allows us to offer many different treatments to patients with liver cancer and extend their life in a disease that was once universally fatal in a few months.
An amazing team of dedicated professionals, who live and breath liver disease every day. Without the team around me, I would not be able to do what I do. To see patients transformed from a life of suffering into a rejunvenated person after treatment for end stage liver disease is an amazing process. This process involves working with providers from every specialty (administration, nursing, social work, nutrition, radiology, surgery, medicine, anesthesia, cardiology, pulmonary and many more). We have built our program around a team of committed individuals who know how to work together to advance the care of the patient.
Taking care of patients with end stage liver disease and liver cancer is an expensive business but most, if not all of the care is covered by health insurance.
I have been an attending physician in Liver disease for 16 years .
BCBS, HPHC, Medicaid, Medicare, United, Aetna, Gigna, Tufts
Keywords: Liver Tumors, Liver Transplantation, Viral hepatitis, Cirrhosis