Professor of Medicine
University of Buffalo, NY, USA
Dr. Talal graduated from Brown University with Honor's in 1986 and obtained his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa and was supported by an NIH research award during his research fellowship in Gastrointestinal Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his research fellowship, he obtained a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology. Subsequently, he became a Rockefeller University Clinical Scholar in the laboratory of Dr. David Ho where he investigated the pathogenesis of HIV in the gut associated lymphoid tissue. In February 2000, Dr. Talal joined the faculty at Weill Cornell where he founded the Viral Hepatitis Clinic, the Center’s Translational Research Laboratory, and he developed the Center’s serum and tissue repository. In 2012, Dr. Talal became Professor of Medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Talal’s research interests include investigation of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in blood and liver, and he has been a pioneer in the use of fine needle aspiration for intrahepatic sampling. In addition, Dr. Talal has had an active research program in development of models of care for HCV in substance users including those on opiate agonist therapy.