Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

3-25-10: Medicine Grand Rounds

Portal Hypertension: Complications and Management

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 25, 2010

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


Image: John Reinus, MD

John Reinus, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Abdominal-Organ Transplant Service
Medical Co-Director of Liver Transplantation
Montefiore Medical Center 

Dr. John Reinus has been a member of the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a clinician in the Department of Medicine of Montefiore Medical Center for over 20 years. During that time, he established the clinical liver service (as a member of the Division of Gastroenterology) and helped to develop the new multidisciplinary Montefiore-Einstein Liver Center.

Dr. Reinus has carried out and published on numerous clinical studies, primarily in the area of Pegylated interferon and ribavirin in the treatment of HCV infection. He is a delegate of the New York Department of Health Hepatitis C Research Consortium, a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Liver Foundation, a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Latino Organization for Liver Awareness; and the Section Editor of Liver in the Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology (Brandt LJ, ed.). He has served on numerous committees for The American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Reinus received his medical education at Cornell Medical College. After graduation, he completed his medical residency at New York University - Bellevue Hospital Center and then did fellowship training in hepatology for one year, and in gastroenterology for two years, at Emory University Medical Center. He completed an additional year of training in transplant hepatology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Hepatology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the pathophysiology of portal hypertension
  2. Describe important syndromes of organ dysfunction related to portal hypertension
  3. Review management of these clinical problems


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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