Samuel B. Ho

Section Chief GI at Department of Veterans Affairs

Location:
810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Company:
Department of Veterans Affairs
HQ Phone:
(800) 827-1000
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Last Updated 11/28/2017

General Information

Education

University of Minnesota

MD  - 

medical degree  - Mayo Medical School

undergraduate degree  - St. Olaf College

Affiliations

Board Member of the Minnesota Chapter  - American Liver Foundation

Editorial Board Member  - Clinical Cancer Research

Member  - American Gastroenterological Association

Member  - AASLD Foundation

Member  - American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy

Web References  

http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/EBoardMembers?pageNumber=11

Samuel B Ho, FACP, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, United States

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Veterans Medical Research Foundation

Air Date:July 25, 2011 - Dr. Samuel Ho
Samuel B. Ho, M.D. currently is the Chief of Gastroenterology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He previously was a Staff Physician in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Director of the Minneapolis Hepatitis C Resource Center at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN; and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and the University of Minnesota Residency program in Internal Medicine. He received training in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ho's clinical interests include investigations in the treatment and management of chronic hepatitis C and chronic inflammatory conditions of the stomach and intestines. Dr. Ho has been very active in research related to improving treatment of VA patients with chronic hepatitis C. Current projects include continued collaborations with the Minneapolis Hepatitis C Resource Center and new initiatives for the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Segment 1: Interview with Samuel Ho, M.D., discussing Hepatitis C (Hep C), a leading cause of common and chronic hepatitis in the US and a common problem for veterans of all generations. Early Hep C resemble symptoms of the flu (tiredness, nausea, abdominal pain) and often goes undiagnosed. Dr. Ho will talk about risk factors and diagnosis of Hepatitis C. Segment 2: Veterans Medical Research Foundation CEO Kerstin Lynam interviews Samuel Ho, M.D. He will introduce new direct acting antiviral drugs used to treat Hepatitis C. He will discuss prevention of Hepatitis C, but also barriers to seeking and cost of receiving treatment. Segment 3: Kerstin Lynam interviews Samuel Ho, M.D. on research to improve the quality of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C. This includes Hep C treatments for illicit drug users, self management options, and duration of treatment.

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Medical Writers Circle

Samuel Ho, MD
Dr. Samuel B. Ho received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He completed internal medicine training at the University of Minnesota and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently the director of the Chronic Hepatitis Clinic and the Minneapolis Hepatitis C Resource Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is active in clinical and basic science research related to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

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