Allegheny Health Network Physician Receives Award for Liver Health Advocacy
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Health Network’s Robin Midian, MD, is a recipient of the Community Liver Alliance’s 2018 “You Make a Difference” award. This award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to educate the community about liver health, drive awareness about liver disease, and demonstrate commitment and dedication to the mission of the Community Liver Alliance (CLA).
Since completing her fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Midian has served the Pittsburgh community as a leading hepatologist. She cares for patients with a range of acute and chronic liver diseases including the increasingly pervasive condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
NAFLD is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. It tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese or have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides. It often has no symptoms, and there are no medical treatments yet for NAFLD.
Dr. Midian is an active participant in the educational activities of the Community Liver Alliance and regularly attends national liver disease conferences to further her own knowledge and expertise.
“In addition to being a ferocious advocate for the optimal care of her patients, Dr. Midian is committed to driving awareness about the often silent liver diseases which pose serious threats to the health and wellness of many Americans today. We are so grateful to Dr. Midian for her foremost commitment to her patients, and for her ongoing support of the CLA,” said Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance.
About the Community Liver Alliance
The Community Liver Alliance connects patients to health care providers and services; creates and conducts screenings, educational workshops and seminars; coordinates support groups; works with local media and community groups to increase awareness of liver wellness and liver disease; and meets with local, state, and federal policy makers to initiate positive change.