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Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Juan Pablo Frias, M.D. Discusses the Role of FibroScan for Clinical Research Programs

August 26, 2021




Dr. Juan Pablo Frias, M.D., Medical Director, National Research Institute joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss the role of FibroScan for clinical research programs, addressing racial disparities and improving patient management and outcomes.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Juan Pablo Frias discuss the following:

  1. How has FibroScan impacted your clinical research programs at National Research Institute?
  2. What role does FibroScan play for groups looking to get into this research? How does it factor into their participation?
  3. As an endocrinologist looking to the future when the drugs for NASH become available, how do you see FibroScan best supporting clinical practice for managing patients on treatment?
  4. What is the ethnic competition of your patient population? Is having access to FibroScan important for this population, or access to healthcare services in general?
  5. Where do you see this going in terms of management and improving outcomes?

Dr. Frias, a native of Chile, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After serving 5 years as a General Medical Officer in the US Navy, he completed his training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee, and his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Frías has held leadership positions in Clinical and Medical Affairs at Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson, where he served as Chief Medical Officer and Global Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs, Diabetes Care.

Dr. Frías has held academic positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, where he is currently on the clinical faculty. He is also active in the non-profit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), where he lectures at the organization’s Latino Initiative patient conferences and provides continuing medical education for healthcare providers. Dr. Frías has been involved in diabetes and metabolism-related research for over 15 years and has authored numerous publications in this field.



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