Episode 149: The Future of Hepatitis Eradication

The EMJ Podcast: Insights For Healthcare Professionals

May 19 2023 • 44 mins

This episode focuses on approaches toward the World Health Organization (WHO)’s goal for eliminating hepatitis worldwide by 2030, and the importance of reliable information when making informed healthcare decisions. Jonathan is joined by Raymond Chung, Director of the Hepatology and Liver Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The pair discuss technological advances and innovations in the field of hepatology, such as the use of living donors in liver transplantation.

Use the following timestamps to navigate the topics discussed in this episode:


(02:04)-What led Chung into medicine and specifically hepatology

(04:28)-Chung’s Research into hepatitis B and C infection

(08:35)-Hepatitis awareness, testing, and available treatments

(16:38)-American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ achievements during Chung’s presidency

(25:21)-Liver transplantation

(32:03)-Cost of care in hepatology

(33:58)-Chung’s research on COVID-19

(37:25)-Research Chung is most proud of

(41:03)-Chung’s three wishes for healthcare