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Michael Curry, MD

The Liver Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Treatments and procedures offered

  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Liver Transplanation
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Portal hypertension

Business Summary:

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.

Awards and/or Certifications:

  • 1992 Governing Board Gold Medal University College Hospital Galway, Ireland Clinical Award
  • 1992 Neill McDermott Award Irish Medical Organization Clinical Award
  • 1997 Travel Award American Association for Study of Liver Disease Research
  • 1998 Best Poster Award Irish Society of Gastroenterology Research
  • 1999 President’s Choice Award (Poster) American Association for Study of Liver Disease Research
  • 2000 Travel Award American Association for Study of Liver Disease Research
  • 2009 Award for Outstanding Reviewer Editor, Clinical Infectious Disease Reviewer
  • 2011 Katherine Swan Ginsburg Faculty Award Department of Medicine, BIDMC Award in Humanism
  • 2015 Herrman Blumgart Teaching Award Department of Medicine, BIDMC Resident Teaching Award
  • 2017 Myron Falchuk Award Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, BIDMC Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship in Clinical Training

What’s your background, education and training?

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.

What is your typical process for working with a new patient?

Patient is scheduled for a new patient visit which is usually 40 minutes. Patients with significant tests results including scan and labs are asked to submit these ahead of clinic for review.

What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Call and ask for earliest visit and if waiting times are long, ask to be put on a cancelation list. If you know someone with connection, ask them to intervene on your behalf to request a sooner appointment.

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.

What treatments are you most excited to offer?

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.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a patient?

A hug.

What makes your business stand apart?

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.

What should patients know about your pricing?

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.

How many years have you been in business?

I have been an attending physician in Liver disease for 16 years .

Insurances Accepted:

BCBS, HPHC, Medicaid, Medicare, United, Aetna, Gigna, Tufts

Keywords: Liver Tumors, Liver Transplantation, Viral hepatitis, Cirrhosis

Awards

Top Doctor: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Hospitals

Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston

Special expertise

Viral Hepatitis, Portal Hypertension, Liver Transplantation, Liver tumors