Associate ProfessorMedicine Director, VA National Liver Disease DatabaseRelated Links: TwitterLinkedInFaculty Information Biography Dr. Beste is a VA-based general internist with clinical and research interests in primary care management of viral hepatitis and other liver diseases. Education & Training: MDJohns Hopkins University, School of MedicineBaltimore, MD2000–2004 Residency in Internal MedicineBrown UniversityProvidence, RI2004–2007 MScUniversity of Washington, School of Public HealthSeattle, WA2007–2009 Honors: Society of General Internal Medicine Award for Leadership, SGIM Northwest Region2015 Society of General Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation, SGIM Northwest Region2016 Fellow, American College of Physicians2019 Contact Email: email@example.com Research & Clinical Interests Research Interests: Liver disease epidemiologyPrimary care management of viral hepatitisQuality improvement Publications PubMed: PubMed BibliographyPublications: Beste LA, Moseley R, Saint S, Cornia P. Clinical Problem-Solving: Too Much of A Good Thing. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 March; 374: 873–878. Moon AM; Dominitz JA; Ioannou GN; Lowy E; Beste L. Patient, Facility, and Provider-level Predictors of Timely Antibiotics for US Veterans with Cirrhosis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. 2016 Jun 13. pii: S1542-3565(16)30306-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.05.040. [Epub ahead of print] Beste LA, Leipertz SL, Green PK, Dominitz JA, Ross D, Ioannou GN. Trends in the burden of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma by underlying liver disease in US Veterans from 2001–2013. Gastroenterology. 2015 Nov; 149 (6): 1471–1482. Beste LA, Ioannou GN, Yang Y, Chang MF, Ross D, Dominitz JA. Improved Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma with a primary care-oriented clinical reminder. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2015 Jan; 13(1): 172–9. Beste LA, Ioannou GN. Prevalence and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Epidemiologic Reviews. 2015; 37(1): 131–43.