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UCLA Asian Liver Program


The UCLA Asian Liver Program is the only program of its kind in Southern California home to the fastest-growing population of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. UCLA Asian Liver Program physicians treat all forms of hepatitis and other diseases of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.  Read more about us »

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Facts About Asian Liver Disease

Diseases related to hepatitis B and C are the leading killer among Asians.

One out of every ten Asian Americans are already infected with the Hepatitis B virus.

Asian Americans have the highest rate of liver cancer of any ethnic group.

As many an 1 out of every 10 Asian Americans has chronic Hepatitis B

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Types of Liver Disease

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B virus is the main cause of liver disease in Asians. In the United States, chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer, and is the second leading cause for liver transplantation. Read more...


Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is an inflammation (damage and swelling) of the liver which is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Read more...


Liver Cancer / Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a cancer that arises from within the liver. Read more...


Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by prolonged exposure to viruses, toxins or less commonly by autoimmune inherited metobolic diseas of the liver. Read more...

Our Specialists

With experts in hepatology, surgery and diagnostic and interventional radiology, UCLA Asian Liver Program provides the full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical care.  Learn more »

 Dr. Myron Tong
 Dr. Myron Tong
 Director, Asian Liver Program



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