Dr. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao is Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Chief of Digestive Diseases at the VA-Connecticut Healthcare System. She also serves as director of the Clinical Core of the NIH-funded Yale Liver Center and is Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. She was president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in 2012.
Dr. Garcia-Tsao earned her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autόnoma de México in Mexico City and completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición in Mexico City. She completed training in Hepatology at Yale University and joined its faculty in 1989.
Dr. Garcia-Tsao’s research has been mainly patient-oriented research in the area of the complications of cirrhosis related to portal hypertension, specifically varices, variceal hemorrhage, ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. She has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-review papers, chapters, reviews and several society guidelines and position papers. She is co-editor of a book on Vascular Disorders of the Liver, Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Sherlock’s Liver Diseases.
Her ability to add clarity to complicated concepts and her passion and enthusiasm for the study of liver diseases make her a respected and sought-after mentor and lecturer. She has given many named lectureships, including the Wensel-Sherbaniuk Lectureship for the University of Alberta (2014), the Leon Schiff State-of-the-Art Lecture for the AASLD (2015), the Gerald Klatskin Lectureship for Yale University and the Resnick Visiting Professorship (Harvard – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in 2016, David Alpers Visiting Professorship for Washington University (2018), the Carroll Leevy Lecture for Rutgers University (2019), the Leon Schiff lectureship for the University of Miami (2021).
Her honors include the International Recognition Award from the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2014) and the Clinician Educator and Mentor Achievement Award from the AASLD (2015).