Gastroenterology DirectorMichael B. Fallon, M.D.
Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Dr. Fallon joined the Medical School November 16, 2008, as the director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Dr. Fallon had previously served as University professor of medicine and director of the Section of Hepatology in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also served as chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Fallon received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and his fellowship in digestive diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. He served on the Yale School of Medicine faculty for five years before moving to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
His basic research is aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of vascular alterations in chronic liver disease, with a specific focus on defining and characterizing endothelial dysfunction in the pulmonary vasculature that results in vasodilatation and the hepatopulmonary syndrome. His clinical research interests include diagnosis and therapy of the hepatopulmonary syndrome and the prevention and treatment of complications of chronic liver disease.
Dr. Fallon is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
He has received numerous teaching awards and serves on the editorial board of Hepatology and Gut. He is the Senior Associate Editor, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. Fallon is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology, and is licensed to practice in Texas, Connecticut, and Alabama.
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