Richard K Sterling, MD
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Biographical on Richard K

Biographical Summary on Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP, FACG, FAASLD, AGAF


Dr. Sterling received his BS in Chemistry and Natural Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pa in 1982, a MA in Biochemistry from the University of Texas in Austin in 1984, and a MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1988.  After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in, he went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at VCU which include specialized training in Transplant Hepatology in 1994After 3 years on the faculty of University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University (1994-1997), he returned to VCU and is currently a VCU Hepatology Professor of Medicine (promoted to tenure June 2011) in the Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Sterling is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Liver Transplantation and has a Master’s degree in Biostatistics and Clinical Research from VCU.  He is currently Section Chief of Hepatology, Medical Director of Viral Hepatitis at VCUHS, the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Director, the interim Medical Director of Liver Transplant, Associate Program Director for Scholarship and Research for the core Internal Medicine Residency, and Assistant Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine.  His research interest is in HIV-liver disease which is supported by several U01 and R01 NIH grants.  Additional past NIH support has included a K23 and an R03 in HIV-Liver disease. Other research interests include biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma, viral hepatitis, and liver transplantation.  He has published over 220 manuscripts, several book chapters and serves on several prominent committees of national associations such as the AGA, AASLD, and ACG and has served on several study sections of the NIH.  He is currently on several AASLD committees, Chair of the Liver-Biliary Council of the AGA, a member of the Gastroenterology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and has served as the ACG Governor for Virginia for 6 yearsDuring his time at VCU, he has led several important leadership initiatives including development of Hepatology Outreach Clinics, the HCV Treatment Program and the HCV Telemedicine treatment in the Department of Corrections, the HCC Interdisciplinary Tumor Board, the ABIM Transplant Hepatology Pilot Program, and the HIV-Liver Disease Clinic. He has also served on several important VCU committees including the IRB, VCU Faculty Senate, the IRB Leadership Executive Committee, the CCTR Research Committee, and the Massey Cancer Research committee.  He is currently on the University Conflict of Interest Committee, the Blood Borne Pathogen committee, the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) executive committee, and the University P&T Task Force. He has won numerous awards for teaching and leadership and was voted “Top Doc” in 2012 and 2013 Richmond magazine.