Podcasts - Episode Six

Episode 6: Working Together


In this podcast, AGA Institute’s NASH: Take Action! Steering Committee members talk to global leaders in gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinology and primary care about the real-world, practical implications of screening, diagnosing and managing people with NAFLD and NASH. In this episode we’re talking about how primary care providers and specialists can better collaborate to meet the needs of patients with NAFLD and NASH.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to:

  • Describe when patient referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate and timely
  • Discuss the roles of gastroenterologist, endocrinologist and primary care providers in screening, diagnosis, and management of NAFLD and NASH

Key Takeaways

  • Newly available non-invasive diagnostic procedures are expanding the types of healthcare professionals who can expect to care for patients with NAFLD beyond hepatologists and gastroenterologists.
  • A multidisciplinary team approach allows optimal management of the hepatic manifestations of NASH as well as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and other comorbid conditions.


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This activity is accredited through Sep. 30, 2022.

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Hosts: Fasiha Kanwal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine; Kenneth Cusi, MD, University of Florida; Jay Shubrook, DO, Touro University

Guest: Hashem El-Serag, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Created by: Knighten Health, LLC

Produced and edited by: Nick Jaworksi

Cover art: THOR Design Studio


Fasiha Kanwal discloses no conflicts.

Kenneth Cusi has received research support for the University of Florida as principal investigator from Cirius, Echosens, Inventiva, Novo Nordisk, Poxel and Zydus and is a consultant for Allergan, Arrowhead, Astra-Zeneca, Axcella, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Coherus, Eli Lilly, Fractyl, Hanmi, Genentech, Gilead, HighTide, Inventiva, Intercept, Ionis, Janssen, Pfizer, Poxel, Prosciento, Madrigal, and Novo Nordisk.

Jay H. Shubrook has served as an advisor to Sanofi, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Bayer, and MannKind.

Hashem El-Serag discloses no conflicts.


American Gastroenterological Association


This podcast series was supported by an independent medical education grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.