LIVER ROUNDS

 

Our Anthony S. Tavill Liver Rounds are held three to four times a year.

In 2024, we will be hosting the Liver Rounds on:

  • March 6, 2024
  • May 1, 2024
  • August 14, 2024

EMBASSY SUITES ROCKSIDE ROAD
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131

Attendees enjoy a reception followed by dinner where three moderated and fascinating cases are presented by fellows from Metro Health, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The intended audience is healthcare providers treating liver disease.

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May 1, 2024


Presenter

Kritika Sukumar, MD Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow


Moderator

Kadakkal Radhikrishnan, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


Presenter

Sofi Damjanovska, MD Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow


Moderator

Naemat Sandhu, MD Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


Presenter

Sherif Saleh, MD Gastroenterology Resident


Moderator

Bolin Niu, MD Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

 

 

6:00 PM

Registration & Exhibitors

7:00 PM

Welcome

7:30 PM

Case I

8:00 PMCase II
8:30 PMCase III
9:00 PMClosing Remarks

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Anthony S. Tavill, MD

Honoring Anthony S. Tavill, MD

1936 – 2016

In honoring Anthony Tavill, the leadership of the Northeast Ohio Liver Alliance, along with the entire hepatology community, honors what he stood for: an unwavering belief in science, a lifelong commitment to mentoring and education, a profound sense of empathy and caring of patients, and above all, a lifetime making humanity a little bit better. Dr. Tavill was born July 1936 in Manchester England. He survived the Luftwaffe Bombing in this northern industrial city at the age of 4, only to be left with partial hearing loss that forever reminded him of the value of justice and the horror of tyranny in this world. At the age of 24, he graduated from Victoria University Medical School. Early in his career, he was exposed to many giants in the field of medicine and gastroenterology who helped shape him.

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It was his hiring by Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock (the mother of modern hepatology) of the Royal Free Hospital of the University of London that left an everlasting influence on his life. Those of us who had the pleasure of being mentored by Dr. Tavill met Dame Sherlock when she traveled to lecture in Cleveland. After almost a decade of fulfilling activities in gastroenterology and hepatology in the United Kingdom, it was clear to Dr. Tavill that there was restriction in research funding and discouragement from academic career development during the Harold Wilson government. Dr. Tavill decided to move to the United States along with multiple other British academic admissions in what became known as the “brain drain.” He was offered the position of director of gastroenterology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, where he succeeded Dr. George Gabuzda, who died in the spring of 1975. Dr. Gabuzda was the past president for the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

The subsequent welcome to the academic community and the clinical warmth of Case Western Reserve University, Metro Hospital, along with his chief of medicine Dr. Rammelkamp, exceeded all of Dr. Tavill’s expectations. Dr. Rammelkamp supported and encouraged Dr. Tavill to fulfill all the hopes and aspirations that brought him to the United States. His research interests focused on hemochromatosis and protein synthesis in cirrhotic patients and animal models. He successfully turned Metro Hospital into one of the top national centers in hepatology. He quickly advanced in his leadership role in the AASLD from a counselor 1991 to its president in 1996. It was with considerable pride that Dr. Tavill would point out that Cleveland in general and Metro Hospital in particular has ranged with the top institutions in the world that have produced presidents of the AASLD.

Dr. Tavill’s superb teaching ability is known to many of us who had the opportunity to listen to him talk. It was difficult for any speaker to follow him at the podium. He is a recipient of many teaching excellence awards. His endless commitment to teaching and mentorship was attested by the fact that he was the recipient of the outstanding teacher award at the Cleveland Clinic just 6-weeks before his death.

Dr. Tavill was a talisman for the Cleveland gastroenterology community and an acknowledged elder statesman within all academic centers in Cleveland. He was memorialized by renaming the “City Liver Rounds” as the “Tavill City Liver Rounds” a couple of years before his death.

Dr. Tavill summarizes his feelings about these events in the following letter he sent to Dr. Mausab Tabbaa after a state-of-the-art lecture that he gave.

“I want to thank you for the incredibly generous and gracious introduction you gave me yesterday. Your words were most touching, and I want you to know how much they are appreciated. You have been a source of great pride to me over the years and continue to be to this day. I think the morning was a great success and a tribute to your enduring contributions to local hepatology. It is particularly gratifying to witness these meetings as evidence of genuine collaboration among all our academic institutions in the city, and like the city-wide liver rounds, they illustrate how institutional rivalry can be put aside in the interest of clinical science. Again, please accept my thanks for the invitation and introduction. Kindest regards to Mary and all your family.” – Your friend, Tony

Excerpts were taken from Dr. McCullough’s obituary on Dr. Tavill that appeared in Hepatology volume 65, No. 2 in 2017.

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