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

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases | Liver Center

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Molecular Virology

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Ascites; Digestive System Diseases; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Hepatitis C; Hepatorenal Syndrome; Liver Cirrhosis; Peritonitis; Veterans

Research Summary

I am primarily involved in clinical research which focuses on cirrhosis and its complications. A major area of interest is describing the natural history of cirrhosis and its complications and the predictors of death at different stages. Another major area of interest is in the pathophysiology and treatment of portal hypertension, investigating the usefulness of portal-pressure reducing drugs and their impact in the prevention and treatment of gastroesophageal varices and variceal hemorrhage. I am also involved in the research of the development of bacterial infections in cirrhosis, a complication that is often overlooked and constitutes a rising complication of cirrhosis. Another area of research involves therapeutic modalities in the treatment of ascites which include the use of large volume paracentesis and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, as well as therapeutic modalities to prevent the post-paracentesis circulatory dysfunction and the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome.

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

Activities

  • Cirrhosis and portal hypertension United Kingdom (2008)

    Dr. Garcia-Tsao was engaged in multicenter clinical studies of complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The project has been completed.

  • Cirrhosis and portal hypertension Spain (2008)

    Dr. Garcia-Tsao was engaged in multicenter clinical studies of complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The project has been completed.

  • Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension Mexico (2008)

    Professor Garcia-Tsao conducted multicenter clinical studies of complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The project has been completed.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Mailing Address
Digestive DiseasesPO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Curriculum Vitae