Hepatologists are gastroenterology doctors who further specialize
in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, such as hepatitis or
cirrhosis. They likely have also completed additional study in the area of liver
transplantation. Hepatologists may perform many specialized tests to diagnose
liver disease or obtain liver biopsies.
Hepatology is not recognized by the American Board of Medical
Specialties as a distinct subspecialty. Most hepatologists are board-certified
by the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of
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