Liver Disease

11:00 – 11:30 am

Mayur Brahmania, MD, FRCPC, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Western University

Dr. Mayur Brahmania is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Western University practicing in Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology. He completed his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan and eventually moved to Toronto for training in general and transplant Hepatology at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. He also undertook a research fellowship and earned a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. And holds advanced certification from the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQUIPS).

Dr. Brahmania has been involved with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign as the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver Quality Lead. In this leadership role, he led the development of the 'top 5' list recommendations for Hepatology and his group is currently working to develop strategies to benchmark quality indicators for liver disease across Canada. He also works with CWC on the “Diving into Overuse in Hospitals” campaign to promote Choosing Wisely principles in Canadian hospitals. Locally, he is the program lead at Western for the Royal College’s STARS (Students Advocating for Resource Stewardship) campaign to develop quality improvement learning and principles for Medical Schools in Canada.

Dr. Brahmania is the current chair of the Gastroenterology Quality Improvement and Innovation Committee at Western University and currently focuses his research interests around quality improvement initiatives to advance and standardize quality of care in patients living with liver disease; many of these leading to publications in peer reviewed journals and presentation. He is also active in promoting quality improvement and patient safety within an educational setting by instructing and supervising resident quality improvement projects, teaching to medical students, business students and students from other healthcare disciplines. He is currently Co-Director of the LHSC Healthcare Excellence Incubator, an innovative course where healthcare and IVEY business students learn together about quality improvement principles and implementation within a business framework.

Presentation Overview:

Review the latest clinically relevant liver presentations from AASLD and DDW.