Pierre Gholam, MD, of the University Hospitals Digestive Institute, will offer a hepatology clinic in Elyria on the first Thursday of every month, starting on March 3. Patients aged 18 and over will be seen in Dr. Gholam’s office located in Suite 101 of the Gates Medical Building on the UH Elyria Medical Center campus.
Hepatology is the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Dr. Gholam is board-certified in gastroenterology, internal medicine and transplant hepatology. His special interests include treatment of hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, liver cancer and the care of patients who require liver transplantation.
“We are excited to bring full service sub-specialty hepatology care closer to home to the residents of Lorain County and surrounding areas. We anticipate that all diagnostic tests and treatments will be provided on-site through UH Elyria Medical Center’s excellent facilities. This will alleviate the need for long commutes in a setting that the community has trusted for decades. Patients who require medical and surgical treatment for advanced disease such as those who have liver cancer or need a liver transplant will have their care expedited in coordination with our nationally recognized teams at UH Digestive and Transplant Institutes,” said Dr. Gholam.
In addition to the new Elyria location, Dr. Gholam practices at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland and UH Westlake Health Center. Dr. Gholam is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Liver Center of Excellence at UH Digestive Health Institute.
To make an appointment with Dr. Gholam, please call 216-286-6757.
Founded in 1908, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is a 387-licensed bed hospital with additional campuses in Amherst (UH Amherst Health Center), Avon (UH Avon Health Center) and Sheffield (UH Sheffield Health Center), along with medical offices in Grafton, North Ridgeville and Westlake. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to UH Case Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center, as well as programs from internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. UH Elyria Medical Center has been designated a certified primary stroke center by the Joint Commission, and recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. For more information, visit UHElyria.org.