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Global leader, physician treating people living with hepatitis B takes new role with Hepatitis B Foundation

Su Wang, MD, MPH, FACP, will be the Foundation’s Senior Advisor for Global Health.

Doylestown, Pa., March 27, 2023 – Su Wang, MD, MPH, FACP, a prominent leader in the global hepatitis community and member of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s Board of Directors, has become the Foundation’s first Senior Advisor for Global Health.

Su Wang Dr. Su Wang

This position will leverage Dr. Wang’s expertise to help lead the Foundation’s global advocacy and engagement programs, by representing the Foundation at specific meetings and activities, developing partnerships and helping strengthen the international hepatitis B movement.

“Dr. Wang is a truly dedicated advocate for improving awareness, screening, linkage-to-care and treatment for people living with hepatitis B,” Chari A. Cohen, DrPH, MPH, president of the Foundation, said. “I’m thrilled that Dr. Wang, who has worked with us for many years and is a recognized leader worldwide, has agreed to take this prominent new position.”

A practicing internist, Dr. Wang is medical director of Viral Hepatitis Programs and the Center for Asian Health at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health in Livingston, N.J. She also is living with hepatitis B, having been diagnosed as a college student when she donated blood.

“I am excited to apply my lived experience of hepatitis B and work as a physician and advocate to elevate hepatitis B globally in my new position at the Foundation.” says Dr. Wang.

Dr. Wang is the immediate past president of the World Hepatitis Alliance, a patient-led international organization whose mission is to harness the power of people living with viral hepatitis to achieve its elimination. The Hepatitis B Foundation presented its Community Commitment Award to Dr. Wang at its annual Gala on March 10. In her response, Dr. Wang said the organization plays a unique role in the hepatitis B community.

“I’d like to thank Joan Block, Tim Block, Chari Cohen and the entire team at the Hepatitis B Foundation for all you’ve created and accomplished,” Dr. Wang said. “Thank you for bringing into the light what has been in the darkness for too long, for speaking out on behalf of us, for fighting for our rights, for fighting for a cure, and for never giving up. Thank you for creating a home for us.”