My name is Sarwa Darwish Murad, I work at the Erasmus University Medical Center and specialise in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. I am fortunate to work every day on behalf of a team of excellent clinical staff and researchers who are dedicated to improve the outcome of patients in need for liver transplantation. Together we strive for excellence in the clinical management of these complex patients. My primary research interests include the recurrence of primary liver disease after liver transplantation, long-term outcomes of liver transplantation, vascular liver diseases and liver disease in the general population. In this regard, I am privileged to collaborate with experts and peers throughout the Netherlands, Europe and the United States.
Education and career
I studied medicine at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam between 1997 to 2004. During this time, I also completed a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research. In 2008 I defended my PhD thesis entitled "Budd-Chiari syndrome: new insights in pathogenesis, management and prognosis". The research involved a European multicenter prospective study (EN-Vie). Between 2007 and 2011 I completed an Internal Medicine residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, followed by a one-year research fellowship on liver transplantation for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, funded by the AASLD. In 2016 I completed my fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus University Medical Center, where I subsequently joined staff as a hepatologist. I currently act as the medical director of the liver transplantation program.