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Empire Liver Foundation (ELF) is a collaborative of liver disease specialists in New York City. Since 2014, the Empire Liver Foundation has trained over 5,000 clinical providers in hepatitis B and C screening, care and treatment.

What We Offer

Hepatitis B and C Clinical Provider Trainings

Online training series that aim to build clinicians’ skills and confidence to screen, care and treat hepatitis B and C. Trainees are eligible for a preceptorship with a senior hepatologist


On-demand webinars on hepatitis B or C clinical care and management and monthly webinars on special topics in viral hepatitis

Free CMEs, CNEs and CEUs

All webinars and clinical preceptorships offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals

Our Mission

The Foundation is dedicated to increasing community awareness of liver disease, providing education on liver disease to health care providers and patients and providing guidance to those who make policy decisions influencing the practice and science of liver disease.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are leading hepatologists in New York City. Ponni Perumalswami, MD, a frequent ELF faculty member, was highlighted as a NYS Department of Health NY Cures Hep C Champion.

Our Impact

“It has been a privilege to learn from the best. I had treated hepatitis C back in the days of interferon. The knowledge I receive from the trainings have allowed me to address many of my patients’ questions and concerns.” – ELF participant