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Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease

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About the VA Hepatitis and Liver Disease Website

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National Viral Hepatitis Program

VHA Directive 1300.01, May 23, 2018
This VA Directive gives this Program the responsibility to provide primary guidance on policy and services related to viral hepatitis, and the lead coordination of quality improvement activities using population-based approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and care of viral hepatitis across the system.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has cured over 100,000 Veterans with hepatitis C. VA's efforts in this area are led by the HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Programs.

Programs and Contacts

HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Programs


  • David Ross, MD, PhD, MBI, Director
  • Lorenzo L. McFarland, DHA, MPH, MSW, PMP, Deputy Director
  • Tanya Baker, National HHRC Coordinator
  • Lauren Beste, MD, MPH, Director, HHRC Data and Analysis Group
  • Helen Yee, PharmD, National Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Viral Hepatitis Education
  • Ronald "George" Hauser, MD, Director, Informatics

Website Editors

The VA Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease website leverages the expertise of clinicians across VA medical centers to develop best practices in hepatitis and advanced liver disease prevention, clinical care, patient and provider education, and program evaluation for use within VA as well as for other medical care systems. The products include treatment recommendations, clinician tools, and both provider and patient education materials.

Significant contributions from our experts:

  • Jennifer Anwar
  • Lorenzo McFarland
  • Timothy Morgan
  • Helen Yee


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For questions or feedback related to the VA viral hepatitis and liver disease programs, please contact: vhahhrc@va.govOpens your email to send a message. Note: Emails sent to this address are not secure. Please do not include personal data.