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Fred Poordad, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-743-4306
Areas of Interest/Focus
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine/Transplant Hepatology
University of Alberta, 1990
St Thomas Hospital and Medical Center, 1993
University of South Carolina, 1995
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center - GME, 1996

Texas Liver Tumor Center

7979 Wurzbach Road
Ste 219, Urschel Bldg
San Antonio,TX 78229

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
AIG - Transplant
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Decent Health Plan - Commercial EPO
Entrust - TPA
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Healthsmart - PPO
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Preferred Provider Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
Prime Health Services- PPO
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
University of Incarnate Word - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
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I am Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs at the Texas Liver Institute. I served as the co-director of liver transplantation at Johns Hopkins prior to becoming the chief of hepatology and liver transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where I served for 10 years.
I also serve as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and as Chief of the Division of Hepatology at the Liver Transplant Center.
I sit on national committees for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and have authored over 300 papers and book chapters. I am internationally recognized for my work in liver disease research and teaching.
In addition, I created an accredited transplant hepatology fellowship program at UT Health San Antonio, and serve as program director. I teach medical students, resident and fellows, and rotate on the liver transplant service.
Since 2015, I have served on the Executive Committee for the Mays Cancer Center in San Antonio. I attend inpatient and outpatient services at UT Health San Antonio.

Book Chapters

  1. Reau N, Poordad F.Primary Liver Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Edited by Reau N and Poordad F. 2012 Humana Press.
  2. Poordad FF.Clinics in Liver Disease, A New Era in Hepatitis C. Edited by Poordad, F. 2011.
  3. Chee GM, Poordad FF.Hbv therapy following unsuccessful interferon therapy: how do you see the role for oral therapies? Clinical Dilemmas in Viral Liver Disease, 1st Edition, 2010, Blackwell Publishing.
  4. Poordad F, Chee GM.Pharmacology and mechanisms of action of antiviral drugs: Ribavirin analogues. Advanced Therapy for Hepatitis C Infection. 2010, Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. Poordad FF.Chronic Hepaititis C Infection: Factors Promoting Progression of Disease. Schiff’s Diseases of The Liver, 9th Edition.
  6. Poordad FF.Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Enzymes and the Role of Liver Biopsy. Advanced Therapy of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, 5th Edition.; 604-610.

Other Publications

  1. Poordad F, Lawitz E, Gutierrez JA, Guerrero J, Speeg K, Swenson ES.An HCV-positive recipient of an HCV-positive donor liver successfully treated before and immediately after liver transplant with daclatasvir, sofosbuvir, and ribavirin. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Feb 3;5(4):371-375.
  2. Poordad F, Felizarta F, Asatryan A, Sulkowski MS, Reindollar RW, Landis CS, Gordon SC, Flamm SL, Fried MW, Bernstein DE, Lin CW, Liu R, Lovell SS, Ng TI, Kort J, Mensa FJ.Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir for 12 Weeks for HCV Genotype 1 Infection and Prior Direct-acting Antiviral Treatment. Hepatology. 2017 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/hep.29081. [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Kwo PY, Poordad F, Asatryan A, Wang S, Wyles DL, Hassanein T, Felizarta F, Sulkowski MS, Gane E, Maliakkal B, Overcash JS, Gordon SC, Muir AJ, Aguilar H, Agarwal K, Dore GJ, Lin CW, Liu R, Lovell SS, Ng TI, Kort J, Mensa FJ.Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir yield high response rates in patients with HCV genotype 1-6 without cirrhosis. J Hepatol. 2017 Apr 13. pii: S0168-8278(17)30211-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.03.039. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Wyles D, Poordad F, Wang S, Alric L, Felizarta F, Kwo PY, Maliakkal B, Agarwal K, Hassanein T, Weilert F, Lee SS, Kort J, Lovell SS, Liu R, Lin CW, Pilot-Matias T, Krishnan P, Mensa FJ.Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir for HCV Genotype 3 Patients with Cirrhosis and/or Prior Treatment Experience: A Partially Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial. Hepatology. 2017 Sep 19. doi: 10.1002/hep.29541. [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Poordad F, Pol S, Asatryan A, Buti M, Shaw D, Hézode C, Felizarta F, Reindollar RW, Gordon SC, Pianko S, Fried MW, Bernstein DE, Gallant J, Lin CW, Lei Y, Ng TI, Krishnan P, Kopecky-Bromberg S, Kort J, Mensa F.Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir in Patients with HCV Genotype 1 or 4 and Prior Direct-acting Antiviral Treatment Failure. Hepatology. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.1002/hep.29671. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Poordad F, Nelson DR, Feld JJ, Fried MW, Wedemeyer H, Larsen L, Cohen DE, Cohen E, Mobashery N, Tatsch F, Foster GR.Safety of the 2D/3D direct acting antiviral regimen in HCV-induced Child-Pugh A cirrhosis - a pooled analysis. J Hepatol. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S0168-8278(17)32083-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.06.011. [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Poordad F, Schiff ER, Vierling JM, Landis C, Fontana RJ, Yang R, McPhee F, Hughes EA, Noviello S, Swenson ES.Daclatasvir With Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for HCV Infection With Advanced Cirrhosis or Post-Liver Transplant Recurrence. Hepatology. 2016 Jan 11. doi: 10.1002/hep.28446. [Epub ahead of print].
  8. Poordad F.Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring of Patients With Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2016 Sep;12(9):561-564.
  9. Poordad F, Landis CS, Asatryan A, Jackson DF, Ng TI, Fu B, Lin CW, Yao B, Kort J.High Antiviral Activity of NS5A Inhibitor ABT-530 With Paritaprevir/Ritonavir and Ribavirin Against Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3 Infection. Liver Int. 2016 Jan 18. doi: 10.1111/liv.13067. [Epub ahead of print].
  10. Gane E, Poordad F, Wang S, Asatryan A, Kwo PY, Lalezari J, Wyles DL, Hassanein T, Aguilar H, Maliakkal B, Liu R, Lin CW, Ng TI, Kort J, Mensa FJ.High Efficacy of ABT-493 and ABT-530 in Patients with HCV Genotype 1 or 3 Infection and Compensated Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 2016. pii: S0016-5085(16)34816-8.
  11. Muir AJ, Poordad F, Lalezari J, Everson G, Dore GJ, Herring R, Sheikh A, Kwo P, Hézode C, Pockros PJ, Tran A, Yozviak J, Reau N, Ramji A, Stuart K, Thompson AJ, Vierling J, Freilich B, Cooper J, Ghesquiere W, Yang R, McPhee F, Hughes EA, Swenson ES, Yin PD.Daclatasvir in combination with asunaprevir and beclabuvir for hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection with compensated cirrhosis. JAMA. 2015;313(17):1736-44.
  12. Poordad F.Hepatitis C Therapy: Simple for the Patient, not so Simple for the Clinician. Clin Liver Dis. 2015;19(4):ix-x.
  13. Poordad F, Agarwal K, Younes Z, Cohen D, Xie W, Podsadecki T.Low Relapse Rate Leads to High Concordance of SVR12 with SVR24 After Treatment with ABT-450/r, Ombitasvir, Dasabuvir Plus Ribavirin in Subjects with Chronic HCV Genotype 1 Infection in the AVIATOR Study. Clin Infect Dis. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;60(4):608-10.
  14. Forns X, Poordad F, Pedrosa M, Berenguer M, Wedemeyer H, Ferenci P, Shiffman ML, Fried MW, Lovell S, Trinh R, Lopez-Talavera JC, Everson G.Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/r, dasabuvir and ribavirin for cirrhotic HCV patients with thrombocytopaenia and hypoalbuminaemia. Liver Int. 2015;35(11):2358-62.
  15. Poordad FF.Presentation and complications associated with cirrhosis of the liver. Curr Med Res Opin. 2015:1-27.
  16. Lawitz E, Poordad F, Brainard DM, Hyland RH, An D, Dvory-Sobol H, Symonds WT, McHutchison JG, Membreno FE.Sofosbuvir with peginterferon-ribavirin for 12 weeks in previously treated patients with hepatitis C genotype 2 or 3 and cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2015;61(3):769-75.
  17. Poordad F, Rustgi V, Brown RS Jr, Patel V, Kugelmas M, Regenstein F, Balart L, LaBrecque D, Brown K, Avila M, Biederman M, Freed G, Smith R, Bernstein M, Arnold H, Cahan J, Fink S, Katkov W, Massoumi H, Harrison S.The impact of an educational program on HCV patient outcomes using boceprevir in community practices (OPTIMAL trial). Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2015;8(5):263-9.
  18. Poordad F.Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3 Infection. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2015;11(10):715-7.
  19. Poordad F, Sievert W, Mollison L, Bennett M, Tse E, Bräu N, Levin J, Sepe T, Lee SS, Angus P, Conway B, Pol S, Boyer N, Bronowicki JP, Jacobson I, Muir AJ, Reddy KR, Tam E, Ortiz-Lasanta G, de Lédinghen V, Sulkowski M, Boparai N, McPhee F, Hughes E, Swenson ES, Yin PD.UNITY-1 Study Group. Fixed-dose combination therapy with daclatasvir, asunaprevir, and beclabuvir for noncirrhotic patients with HCV genotype 1 infection. JAMA 2015;313(17):1728-35.
  20. Poordad F, Hezode C, Trinh R, Kowdley KV, Zeuzem S, Agarwal K, Shiffman ML, Wedemeyer H, Berg T, Yoshida EM, Forns X, Lovell SS, Silva-Tillmann BD, Collins CA, Campbell AL, Podsadecki T, Bernstein B.ABT-450/r-Ombitasvir and Dasabuvir with Ribavirin for Hepatitis C with Cirrhosis. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(21):1973-82.
  21. Kowdley KV, Lawitz E, Poordad F, Cohen DE, Nelson DR, Zeuzem S, Everson GT, Kwo P, Foster GR, Sulkowski MS, Xie W, Pilot-Matias T, Liossis G, Larsen L, Khatri A, Podsadecki T, Bernstein B.Phase 2b trial of interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C virus genotype 1. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(3):222-32.
  22. Lawitz E, Poordad FF, Pang P, Hyland R, Ding X, Mo H, Symonds W, McHutchison J, Membreno F.Sofosbuvir and ledipasvir fixed-dose combination with and without ribavirin in treatment-naive and previously treated patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection (LONESTAR): an open-label, randomized, phase 2 trial. Lancet. 2014;383(9916):515-23.
  23. Poordad F, Lawitz E, Reddy KR, Afdhal NH, Hézode C, Zeuzem S, Lee SS, Calleja JL, Brown RS Jr, Craxi A, Wedemeyer H, Nyberg L, Nelson D, Rossaro L, Balart L, Morgan T, Bacon BR, Flamm SL, Kowdley KV, Deng W, Koury KJ, Pedicone LD, Dutko FJ, Burroughs MH, Alves K, Wahl J, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Sulkowski MS.Effects of Ribavirin Dose Reduction vs Erythropoietin for Boceprevir-Related Anemia in Patients with Chronic HCV Genotype 1 Infection-a Randomized Trial. Gastroenterology 2013;145(5):1035-1044.
  24. Poordad F, Lawitz E, Kowdley K, Cohen D, Podsacki T, Siggelkow S, Heckaman M, Larsen L, Menon R, Koev G, Tripathi R, Pilot-Matias T, Bernstein B.Exploratory Study of Oral Combination Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C. N Engl J Med 2013;368:45-53.
  25. Poordad F, Bronowicki JP, Gordon SC, Zeuzem S, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski MS, Poynard T, Morgan TR, Molony C, Pedicone LD, Sings HL, Burroughs MH, Sniukiene V, Boparai N, Goteti VS, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Bacon BR.SPRINT-2 and RESPOND-2 Investigators. Gastroenterology. 2012;143(3):608-618.
  26. Poordad F; McCone J; Bacon B; Bruno S; Manns M; Sulkowski M; Jacobson I; Reddy R; Boparai N; Sniukien V; Brass C; Albrecht JK.Bronowicki JP for the Sprint 2 Investigators. Boceprevir with Peginterferon and Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:1195-1206.
  27. Poordad F, Theodore D, Sullivan J, Grotzinger K.Medical Resource Utilization and Healthcare Costs in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Viral Infection and Thrombocytopenia. J Med Econ. 2011;14(2):194-206.
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