Don’t miss the annual Ask the Experts event hosted by Banner University Medicine, in collaboration with the American Liver Foundation and Transplant Community Alliance.

November 1, 2021

6:00pm PST/ “virtual” doors open at 5:30

This educational session is meant for family, friends, and individuals who have been diagnosed with advanced liver disease. Please join us in a FREE opportunity to engage our expert panel of Physicians and Healthcare Professionals with questions about liver disease, liver cancer, diet and nutrition, COVID-19 vaccines, and many more relevant topics.

American Liver Foundation

Banner Transplant Institute

Transplant Community Alliance

Speakers

Thomas Chaly, MD
Thomas Chaly, MD
Thomas Chaly, MD, FACS, joined Doctors Koep, Cashman, Brink and Van der Werf in August 2017 from University of Utah. Originally from New York, Dr. Thomas Chaly received a Bachelor of Science at the University of California. After receiving his medical degree, he began his residency in General Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. In addition, he completed his fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he served as Chief Administrative Fellow. Dr. Thomas Chaly’s expertise includes kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive surgery including donor nephrectomy, and pediatric liver transplantation.  He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and children.
Moises Nevah Rubin, MD
Moises Nevah Rubin, MD
Dr. Moises Ilan Nevah earned his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Panama in Panama City, Panama. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency with Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West Hospital (formally Roosevelt Hospital) in New York City. Dr. Nevah completed further training with a Gastroenterology fellowship at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, and a Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.  Dr. Nevah specializes in abnormal liver function tests, alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, and pre- and post-liver transplant care.  His main clinical interest is complications of portal hypertension and end-stage liver disease. Since 2003, he has delivered personalized care to patients ages 18 and older. Dr. Nevah also speaks Spanish.
Amy Henstra
Amy Henstra
Initially starting as a Hospital Candy Striper at age 13, Amy has over 25 years of experience as a Psychotherapist in Healthcare.  Her expertise & background are in Psychiatry, Trauma, ICU, & Hospice.  She loves helping others & is very excited to have been working in Transplant for 5 months now.  And as a former College Professor of Social Work & Statistics, Amy has enjoyed imparting education upon others, & being a mentor for many students & new employees, but is always open to learning more each day herself.

Outside of work, Amy is a singer/song-writer who also acts, dances, choreographs, directs, & produces theatrical productions on stage throughout the Valley (well, before COVID shut everything down).  She has also performed on TV.  Her proudest moment was singing the National Anthem a capella, live for a multi-televised September 11th ceremony.  Amy is a Native Phoenician, & grew up in Paradise Valley.  She loves to work out, listen to music, do laundry & housework, & spend time with friends & family.

Christian Cornelius, MD
Christian Cornelius, MD
Dr. Cornelius is the Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. He attended Medical School at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and completed his residency at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. His areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders and psychopharmacology. Dr. Cornelius was born in St. Louis, MO, raised in Arizona and is married with two children. His hobbies include golf, fishing, Hemerocallis hybridizing, and reading.
Rohit Nathan, MD
Rohit Nathan, MD
Megan Flores, MS RD CSOWM
Megan Flores, MS RD CSOWM
Charlie Thomas, LMSW
Charlie Thomas, LMSWModerator
Charlie Thomas received his Master of Social Work Degree from Arizona State University in 1980 and his Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Welfare with Distinction from San Diego State University in 1979. Charlie has been employed as a transplant social worker at Banner University for 36 years. He has been the moderator of tonight’s program, Ask the Experts for over 25 years.

Charlie is married to Linda a retired chemistry teacher and they have two children Jesse and Andrea. Andrea is giving them their first grandchild next April. Charlie enjoys bird watching, gardening and reading.

Mark Wong, MD
Mark Wong, MD
Steve Chen, MD
Steve Chen, MD
Dr. Chen completed his residency and fellowship from University of Southern California.  He has been with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix for 11 years and is currently the chief of interventional radiology section.  At Banner he performs a wide variety of locoregional treatments for primary and metastatic liver cancers, including radioembolization, drug-eluting bead chemoembolization, and thermo-ablations.  Banner University is one of the Center of Excellence sites for teaching Y90 radioembolization procedures to physicians in the US. Dr. Chen and his family enjoy hiking, camping, and world traveling.
Gerard Quigley, MD
Gerard Quigley, MD
Dr. Quigley started practicing in 2013 in Internal Medicine by providing care to an underserved population in the East Valley. Many of the patients he took care of had liver disease for a variety of reasons: metabolic disease, viral hepatitis, alcohol related liver disease etc. Several of the patients would not accept a referral or seek specialist care and relied on him to help manage their health. He engaged with local gastroenterology and hepatology specialists to become more knowledgeable and comprehensive regarding the special needs of liver patients.

As he developed and made expanded his network, he was invited to join the gastroenterology and hepatology program at Maricopa Medical Center. It was there that he found a real interest in advanced hepatology practice. Seeking to do even more, He joined Banner University Advanced Liver Disease and Transplant Institute in 2019 and have been providing consultation and management for patients across the spectrum of liver disease.

His interests in liver disease include non-alcoholic liver disease, alcohol related liver disease, viral hepatitis, and cirrhosis/end-stage liver disease.

Thomas Chaly, MD
Thomas Chaly, MD
Thomas Chaly, MD, FACS, joined Doctors Koep, Cashman, Brink and Van der Werf in August 2017 from University of Utah. Originally from New York, Dr. Thomas Chaly received a Bachelor of Science at the University of California. After receiving his medical degree, he began his residency in General Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. In addition, he completed his fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he served as Chief Administrative Fellow. Dr. Thomas Chaly’s expertise includes kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive surgery including donor nephrectomy, and pediatric liver transplantation.  He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and children.
Zelle Morefield, MS RDN CNSC
Zelle Morefield, MS RDN CNSC