Location: Texas Liver Institute


University Transplant Center

Fred Poordad, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Personal Statement:

Dr. Poordad is Clinical Professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs at The Texas Liver Institute in San Antonio. Dr. Poordad received his bachelor and medical doctorate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Thomas Medical Center and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Poordad also completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of South Carolina and in hepatology/liver transplantation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Poordad served as the co-director of liver transplantation at Johns Hopkins prior to becoming chief of hepatology and liver transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 10 years. In 2012, he joined The Texas Liver Institute and the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He teaches medical students, resident and fellows and rotates on the liver transplant services at University Hospital System. Dr. Poordad also conducts a multitude of clinical research across all facets of liver disease, including viral hepatitis, fatty liver and cirrhosis



1996 - Clinical Fellowship - Hepatology/Liver Transplantation - Johns Hopkins Hospital
1995 - Clinical Fellowship - Gastroenterology - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1993 - Residency - Internal Medicine - Saint Thomas Medical Center/Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, Akron, OH
1990 - MD - Medicine - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1986 - Microbiology - Microbiology (no degree, pre-professional requirements) - University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
1985 - B.Sc. - Medical Science - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada