Andrew Talal

Andrew H. Talal

Andrew H. Talal MD, MPH

UBMD Internal Medicine


Gastroenterology; Infectious Disease; Liver (Hepatology)

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a leading expert in liver disease. My work through UBMD has led to many improvement in treatment of patients with viral hepatitis and other forms of liver disease. We offer trial therapies to patients with liver disease if they meet the protocol criteria of our clinical trials. Our patient-care efforts include digital outreach: my colleagues and I co-authored an article for the inaugural issue of the patient-oriented online magazine “HCV Next.”

My lab has received multi-year funding for its research programs in translational and clinical research. During the course of our translational research, members of my lab and I developed techniques for animal and human liver sampling that will enable sorting of liver cells in order to understand drug distribution in the liver during treatment and to develop ways to measure liver drug concentration. These translational research techniques will enable physicians to base drug dosing on the data gathered from the site of antiviral action in the liver instead of measuring the plasma concentration that is more reflective of systemic exposure. This may be an important breakthrough because of the fine line between drug efficacy and toxicity: the techniques will help physicians pinpoint the precise amount of drug needed for maximum benefit to the patient.

In the area of clinical research, we are studying care models for viral hepatitis. We are conducting a study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation to assess telemedicine to treat hepatitis C (HCV) in patients who are in treatment for substance use. By creating processes that simplify testing and improve provider and patient awareness and by expanding recommendations for HCV screening, patients can receive more timely care and treatment.

I teach GI fellows, residents and students in the outpatient setting. I am also very interested in mentoring, and I supervise residents and fellows in clinical research as well as in my laboratory. The enriching experience my trainees receive affords them excellent placement opportunities once their training is complete. A number of my former trainees have been listed as co-authors on manuscripts.


Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Liver (Hepatology)

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Additional Languages:

Fluent Spanish

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UBMD at Buffalo General Medical Center
Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Office Hours: Friday mornings
Phone: 716-859-2175
Fax: 716- 859-3859
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Education and Training:

  • Research Associate and Clinical Scholar, The Rockefeller University, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (2000)
  • Fellowship, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of North Carolina (1996)
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (1996)
  • Fellowship, Medicine, University of North Carolina (1995)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa (1993)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center (1990)
  • BA, Independent Major, Brown University (1986)

Awards and Honors:

  • UB Exceptional Scholars Award 2020-2021 (2021)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2020)
  • CTSI Clinical Research Achievement Award - 1st place (2018)
  • START Treatment & Recovery Centers (2016)
  • Buffalo's Health Care 50 (2013)
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases Award (2010)
  • Clinton Global Initiatives Award, William Clinton Foundation (2006)
  • Travel Award to American Society for Clinical Investigation Annual Meeting (2005)
  • Clinical Research Feasibility Funds Program Award (2003)
  • Mentored Physician-Scientist Development Award (1998)
  • Clinical Scholar Research Award (1996)
  • Young Investigators Award (1996)
  • Honors in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (1986)
  • National Research Service Award

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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