Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Her clinical interests span general and transplant hepatology, with emphasis on metabolic liver disease and obesity. Her research interests focus on hepatic steatosis / steatohepatitis and insulin resistance. Dr. Wattacheril graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, obtained her MD with high honors from Baylor College of Medicine, did her internal medicine training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and pursued her fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition as well as her Masters in Public Health at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She then moved to New York City to complete her transplant hepatology fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she then stayed on as faculty.