Dr. Maria Rita Lepe-suastegui M.D.
Hepatologist | Hepatology7515 Greenville Avenue 600 Dallas TX, 75231
Dr. Rita Lepe is a hepatologist at the Texas Liver Institute and sees patients thoughtout Texas, including Dallas and San Antonio. Dr. Lepe completed her digestive and liver diseases fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago and was a transplant hepatologist at Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute in Dallas for the past 16 years.
Her research interests include autoimmune liver disorders, drug induced liver injury, fatty liver disease, liver transplantation, liver disease in young adults as well as liver disease in Hispanics. She is the past recipient of the American Liver Foundation Young Investigator Award (2004) and the Latino Leaders Maestro Award (2010). She is a member of many medical societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the North Texas Latin American Physician Association (NTLAPA).
Education and Training
University of Illinois at Chi Transplant Hepatology 2003
Universidad AutÛnoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina 1995
Transplant Hepatology (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Maria Rita Lepe-suastegui M.D.'s Expert Contributions
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Areas of expertise and specialization
- Hepatitis C
- Vascular Disease
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- University of Illinois at Chicago
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- Treatments for Liver Cancer
During liver cancer treatment, different healthcare professionals work together to come up with an overall treatment plan. The treatment plan combines different types of cancer treatment to get a successful cure. This group of doctors is called a "multidisciplinary team", which include:...
- What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Liver Cancer?
Liver cancer is a condition that is characterized by the abnormal or cancerous growth of liver cells. Liver cells are also called as hepatocytes. Hence, liver cancer can also be called as hepatocellular cancer. Although other cell types can become cancerous, the most common cause of liver cancer is...
- Hepatitis: 5 Ways You Can Contract This Disease
In 1990s hepatitis was considered as a widespread health problem. About 1.4 million people all over the world get hepatitis A annually. It has been estimated that in parts of Asia and Africa, approximately one in ten people suffers from chronic Hepatitis B. Hepatitis is a condition which involves...
- Is Hepatitis B Contagious?
The hepatitis virus is one of the liver’s greatest enemies. It causes infections that can severely malfunction the liver, resulting in various conditions like scarring of the liver, liver failure, or even liver cancer. The hepatitis viruses have three types, namely, A, B, and C. While all three...
- What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B, also known as HBV, is a disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus. This virus interferes with liver functions and can cause pathological harm. Normally, the infected person can get rid of this virus, but very few cannot, and thus becomes chronically infected. This virus can be fatal,...
- Can Mononucleosis Affect My Liver?
Mononucleosis (mono) is not typically a serious disease, but it may lead to serious complications. Mononucleosis results from the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that belongs to the herpes family. This virus is so common that most adults in their thirties have already developed immunity against it. The...