James Spivey appointed to AASLD Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

James Spivey, MD

James Spivey, MD

James Spivey, MD (Digestive Diseases) was recently appointed to the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee for the term of January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee is charged with overseeing the development and publication of practice guidelines for various liver diseases.

More about Dr. Spivey

Dr. Spivey is professor of medicine and surgery and vice chair of clinical affairs at the Emory University Department of Medicine. He began¬†practicing medicine in 1983 and served 12 years in the Mayo Clinic system, where he was the founding medical director of the May Clinic Jacksonville’s liver transplant program.

Before stepping down from the medical directorship of the liver transplant program on August 1, Dr. Spivey helped lead the program to record growth and quality outcomes in recent years.  He has also led the recruitment of 8 full-time hepatologists now serving the Emory program.

Dr. Spivey currently serves as the Chairman of the Conflict of Interest Committee for the American Society of Transplantation.

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