Emily D. Bethea, MD, a Gastroenterologist, Transplant Hepatologist, and Internist with Massachusetts General Hospital

Get to know Gastroenterologist, Transplant Hepatologist, and Internist Dr. Emily D. Bethea, who serves patients in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dedicated to the clinical care of patients with liver disease, Dr. Bethea is the Associate Clinical Director of Liver Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include liver disease/hepatology, liver transplantation, hemochromatosis, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, liver tumors, primary biliary cholangitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, abnormal liver function tests, autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and portal hypertension.

Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility. It is the #1 hospital on the East Coast, having been named #2 in America by U.S. News and World Report. Guided by the needs of patients and their families, Mass General delivers exceptional care grounded in leading-edge research, advanced treatment offerings, and the latest clinical trials. Its mission is “to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.”

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Bethea received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she stayed on for an additional invited year as a chief medical resident. She then went on to complete her fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology, followed by an advanced transplant hepatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The doctor is board-certified in both gastroenterology and hepatology in addition to internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

To date, Dr. Bethea remains active in numerous societies and organizations, including the American Liver Foundation and the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment, where she continues to apply simulation modeling and decision analytic methods to answer clinical questions and improve resource optimization in the areas of viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and organ transplantation. 

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

Transplant Hepatology represents advanced training in gastroenterology and focuses on the management of advanced liver disease. This includes taking care of patients with cirrhosis, the most advanced form of liver disease, and evaluating patients for liver transplantation. Dr. Bethea has a particular focus on caring for patients in both the pre and post-transplant setting. Transplant hepatologists typically practice in academic medical institutions where liver transplantation is offered. 

Learn More about Dr. Emily D. Bethea:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2041816-Emily-Bethea-Gastroenterologist or through Massachusetts General Hospital, https://www.massgeneral.org/medicine/gastroenterology/doctors/20641/Emily-Bethea

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