Published Date: 03/28/2022
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality and there has been a noted increase in HCV incidence among women of childbearing age (aged 15-44). This course will provide attendees with an overview of HCV prevalence, importance of screening for HCV in women of childbearing age, and the screening importance, health outcomes, and treatment options of HCV during pregnancy.
Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE is a faculty member in the division of Liver Diseases at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her medical school and internal medicine training at Mount Sinai, a fellowship in gastroenterology and masters in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in transplant hepatology at University of California, San Francisco. Her research and clinical interests are in women's health and liver disease, with a particular focus on viral hepatitis and pregnancy.