Podcast Library

iStock 74883791 MEDIUMLearn more about hepatitis B with our podcasts. Each podcast below is a recorded presentation given by experts in the field of hepatitis B.

These presentations are for information purposes only, and are not intended as medical advice. The views of the speakers are not necessarily those of the Hepatitis B Foundation.


"Nutrition, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyles with Chronic Hepatitis B"
Dr. Melissa Palmer

Dr. Melissa Palmer - Hepatologist and Author of “Dr. Palmer’s Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease”. Dr. Palmer is an internationally renowned hepatologist who maintains one of the largest private medical practices devoted to liver disease. She is a sought-after medical expert and regularly speaks to the medical community, general public and media about liver disease. Dr. Palmer has authored the popular “Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease” as well as numerous scientific articles on liver disease.

“HBV 101: What Parents Should Know About Hepatitis"
Maureen Kamischke

Maureen Kamischke HBV Educator. Maureen became involved in the world of hepatitis B when she and her husband adopted their youngest daughter nine years ago. She is known for her extensive work with PKIDs (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases). Maureen traveled to China with PKIDs to present a pilot training program to teach doctors, health care, and orphanage workers about safe medical practices and disease prevention. Maureen has spent many years involved with the Hepatitis B Information and Support List, the PKIDs listserve, and more recently, the HBV Adoption Support List. Maureen worked previously as a systems engineer and has a degree in microbiology. She lives with her husband and two children in Highland, Maryland.

"Management and Treatment of Children with Hepatitis B"
Maureen Jonas, MD

Maureen Jonas, M.D. Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jonas’ research focuses on liver disease in children with an emphasis on viral hepatitis. Her recent work includes investigations of the transmission and prevention of HBV and HCV in newborns. She is a principal investigator in the pediatric trials of Pegylated Interferon (with and without Ribavirin), Adefovir Dipivoxil in children and adolescents, and the “Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group.” Dr. Jonas received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her internship, residency, and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Jonas is a member of the American Society of Transplant Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. She is also on the editorial board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and is the author of many journal articles and monographs.