Erlanger’s Dr. Laxmi Parsa Becomes Only Board-Certified Transplant Hepatologist In The Region
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Dr. Laxmi Parsa, board-certified gastroenterologist with Erlanger Gastroenterology, has earned a second board-certification in the area of transplant hepatology. Dr. Parsa is the only board-certified transplant hepatologist in the Chattanooga region.
Transplant hepatology is a subspecialty of gastroenterology focusing on advanced liver diseases that require liver transplant. These diseases are caused by health issues such as viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), autoimmune disease or acute liver failure. As a transplant hepatologist, Dr. Parsa manages chronic liver disease, identifies patients who require transplants and provides expertise prior to and after a transplant procedure.
“I’ve worked with Dr.
Parsa for many years and he is a superb physician and colleague,” said Erlanger Chief of Gastroenterology Dr. Arslan Kahloon. “We’re very fortunate to have his level of transplant hepatology expertise here at Erlanger. As the only board-certified transplant hepatologist in the region, providing this type of advanced care locally is a great benefit to the community and our patients.”
Dr. Parsa received a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree from NTR University of Health Sciences in India. Following medical school, he completed an internal medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. Dr. Parsa received his gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis.
For more information about Erlanger Gastroenterology, visit erlanger.org/GI or call 423-778-4830.