Hepatitis C ECHO

About Hepatitis C ECHO

The HCV ECHO helps connect primary care providers to teams of medical experts in the state to improve access to high-quality treatment for Hepatitis C. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, peer recovery specialists, and case managers share best practices on how to collaboratively manage, diagnosis, treat and treat patients with the complex disease.

The Hepatitis C ECHO meets online on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.

For any questions please reach out to Program Coordinator, Kaley Liang: klliang@iu.edu

Hub Team

Matt Heskett, BS, CAPRC II

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Business Development Representative | Community Fairbanks Recovery Center

Matt graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Public Affairs. He is in long-term recovery and works as Business Development Representative at the same place where he started his journey in recovery. He also completed HCV treatment in 2018 and as a result, became part of the HCV Team after connecting with Dr. Duwve. In his spare time, Matt enjoys being a dad and spending time with his fiancé.

Paul Kwo, MD

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Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology | Stanford University

Dr. Kwo is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the Stanford University Medical Center where he joined the faculty in November 2016. Before joining the faculty at Stanford, he was at Indiana University Health for 21 years where he served as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has distinguished himself in the field of Hepatitis C therapeutics and has been the principal investigator on multiple international trials. He recently authored the ACG Clinical Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries.

Marco Lacerda, MD

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Medical Director of Liver, Intestinal, and Multivissceral Transplantation | IU Health

Dr. Marco Lacerda is the medical director of the IU Health adult liver and intestine/multi-visceral transplant programs. Under Dr. Lacerda’s leadership, the liver transplant program was ranked No. 3 in the country for liver transplant volume in 2018.
Dr. Lacerda did his medical training at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. He completed his hepatology and liver transplantation training initially at the University of Minnesota and later at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He joined the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of clinical medicine, in 2007 and became a medical director in 2009. His clinical interests include acute and chronic liver disease, liver and intestinal transplantation, and living donor liver transplantation.

Amy Mackey, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine | IU School of Medicine 

Dr. Amy Mackey is an internist with Eskenazi Medical Group in Indianapolis, practicing primary care at the West 38th Street Health Center. She received her MD from Indiana University in 2004, then completed her residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in 2007. She takes a special interest in serving an underserved population and engaging patientsfrom many different cultures.

Howard Masuoka, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine | IU School of Medicine

Dr. Howard C. Masuoka specializes in Gastroenterology for IU Health Physicians Gastroenterology. Dr. Masuoka earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and returned there for an internship and residency. He also completed a fellowship at Mayo Medical School.

Norm Minor, LCSW, LMHC, LCAC

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Adult Outpatient Social Worker | IU Health

Norm Minor is a graduate of Christian Theological Seminary in pastoral care and counseling and a graduate of Indiana University in Social Work. Norm has been working in the field primarily in substance abuse and mental health since 1985. He currently works at IU Health as an adult outpatient social worker.

Chris Steinmetz, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine | IU School of Medicine

Chris Steinmetz is a co-facilitator of the Hepatitis C ECHO program and a full-time primary care physician with Eskenazi Medical Group in Indianapolis.  Chris joined the Hepatitis C ECHO as a participant shortly after it started so he could treat the many Hepatitis C patients in his practice that were going without curative therapy.  For the last 2 years, Chris has assisted providers and other ECHO learners as they participate in the Hepatitis C ECHO and start treating patients on their own.

Brooke Stevens, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

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Clinical Pharmacist | IU Health

Dr. Brooke N. Stevens is an HIV clinical pharmacist at the LifeCare Clinic at Methodist Hospital and The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Riley Hospital for Children, both at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, she works closely with providers at the Digestive and Liver Disorders Clinic at University Hospital and other smaller clinics to assist with obtaining and educating on hepatitis C treatment. Dr. Stevens graduated from Butler University with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014.