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Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Chief, Digestive Diseases, VA-CT Healthcare System; Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Yale Liver Center; Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C Resource Center

Contact Information

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Mailing Address

  • Digestive Diseases

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States

Research Summary

I am primarily involved in clinical research which focuses on cirrhosis and its complications. This includes the following:

a) diagnosis and staging of cirrhosis, including predictors of decompensation (in compensated cirrhosis) and predictors of death (in decompensated cirrhosis) as well as noninvasive tests in the identification of clinically significant portal hypertension

b) describing the natural history of cirrhosis and its complications but also the effect of etiological therapies on its reversibility

c) pathogenesis and treatment of portal hypertension and investigating the usefulness of portal-pressure reducing drugs and their impact in the prevention of poor outcomes in cirrhosis

d) development of diagnostic criteria and investigation of therapies for ascites and its complications (refractory ascites, acute kidney injury - including hepatorenal syndrome)

e) identification and treatment of infections in cirrhosis, particularly spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Specialized Terms: Cirrhosis; Natural history of cirrhosis; Portal hypertension, Gastroesophageal varices; Variceal hemorrhage; Ascites; Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; Hepatorenal syndrome


Research Interests

Ascites; Hepatorenal Syndrome; Liver; Liver Cirrhosis; Liver Diseases; Veterans

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Selected Publications