Paul Martin, M.D., F.A.C.P.Welcome to the Division of Hepatology and Center for Liver Diseases at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.   Our Division has had a long tradition of excellence in liver disease under the leadership of Dr. Eugene (Gene) Schiff who is currently Director of the Center for Liver Diseases at the University. The Division has earned an international reputation in the care of patients with liver disease, has been a leader in clinical research and has trained many of the current leaders in Hepatology in the United States and around the world.  The Division has an extremely active clinical practice at the hospitals and clinics on the Medical Campus of the University of Miami providing care for all forms of liver disease in adults. Division faculty participate in the care of patients who require liver transplantation at the University.  Patients benefit from the expertise not only of our faculty but also specialists from other Departments in the Medical School including Surgery, Pathology and Radiology.

The Division has a very large clinical research program and is at the forefront of development of new therapies and diagnostic tests  for viral hepatitis and other major forms of liver disease.  Another important mission of the Division is the training of physicians who wish to specialize in liver disease.  During the course of a one year fellowship the trainee attends the various teaching and clinical  conferences of our Division including liver biopsy review, tumor board, liver transplant patient selection and didactic teaching sessions.

With a large staff, the Division's activities are campus wide. The Hepatology Diagnostic Laboratory is located at the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, administrative offices are in two locations, and outpatient facilities are at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Pre and post transplant clinics are at the Highland Park Building, and inpatient and outpatient facilities are at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additionally, there is a fifteen bed liver unit at the University of Miami Hospital.

If you need to contact us you can call us at (305) 243-UHEP (8437).

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To Schedule Your Hospital Admission or Transfer from Another Hospital

Please call scheduling at 305-689-4516 to arrange your procedure’s date and time.

Preparing for Your Hospital Admission

Please obtain copies of all pertinent medical records, blood test results, from your personal physician and hospital. We request that you do not mail important medical information because it may not arrive in time for your procedure. It is also helpful to bring a list of all current medications including herbal and over-the-counter medications.

Outpatient Procedure

Do not take aspirin, NSAID’s or blood thinners seven to ten days before your procedure. Plan to arrive two hours before the procedure for blood work and registration. Please go to the admitting office located on the 2nd floor lobby area of the University of Miami Hospital to be registered for the test procedure. Hand carry with you your insurance card and any pertinent medical records.


  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cholangiography (ERCP)
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Paracentesis
  • Injection
  • Banding
  • Liver Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Transplant Evaluations
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Liver Diseases
  • Liver tumor / Benign and Malignant

The Center for Liver Diseases offers a unique experience in treating, diagnosing and the ability to coordinate multi discipline approach to patient care with all forms of liver diseases.

Clinical Locations

UHealth Hepatologist physicians see patients at the following locations:

  • University of Miami Hospital GI Center
    South Building
    1st Floor
    1295 NW 14th Street
    Miami, FL 33136
    Telephone: (305) 689-5511
  • University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
    1475 NW 12th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33136
    Telephone: (305) 243-1000

The UHealth Advantage

  • University of Miami Hospital is the flag-ship of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.
  • UM Hospital patients benefit from the UHealth Advantage.
  • UHealth is a comprehensive network of three university-owned hospitals, more than two dozen outpatient facilities, 1,200 doctors and 8,000 associates.
  • UHealth is the region’s only university-based health system, delivering leading-edge patient
    Care by top-ranked physicians.
  • UHealth is powered by the groundbreaking  research and medical education of the University
    of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  • UHealth provides life-saving care to patients from across South Florida and around the globe.


From emergency services and intensive care, to life-saving surgeries and minimally-invasive procedures, University of Miami Hospital delivers advanced care by the region's top physicians. With 560 private rooms, UMH provides patients with personalized treatment in a high-quality environment.