Dr. Kristel Hunt

Hepatology
Bronx, NY
22 years experience female

Locations

jj peters bronx Va

Bronx, NY

Address

130 west Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

VA healthcare

About

Bio

Dr Hunt is a 1998 graduate of Columbia Physicians & Surgeons. She remained at Columbia for her internal medicine and transplant hepatology training. She also obtained a Master's degree in biostatistics from the Mailman School of Medicine. Dr Hunt completed her GI fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine (Mt Sinai). She currently works at the JJ Peters VA in the Bronx, with academic appointments both at Mt Sinai and New York Presbyterian-Columbia. She is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, and her special interests include management of end stage liver disease, HCC and hepatitis C.

Specialties
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Hepatology, Board Certified

Gastroenterology, Board Certified

Internal Medicine, Board Certified

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, Estonian, Finnish, German

Doctor Q&A

279 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Fundic gland polyps: perhaps not *normal* but common, yes - up to 10% of people on long-term PPI develop fundic gland polyps. we have no data so far to say that it predisp ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Symptoms like - ?: fatigue, muscle aches and pains - yes, absolutely, any liver disease can. if you mean end stage manifestations like ascites, encephalopathy, jaundice ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Protocols vary, also: depends on how much the ribavirin affected your bloodwork. we usually check bloodwork at the end of treatment visit, then at 3mo and 6mo. but if you ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hunt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hunt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! it has just occured to me that i have experienced pains in my legs now, intermittently for at least a year, especially when i'm on a long commute
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Thanks Dr. Hunt, I have Cirrhosis Early also AND can't eat veggies cos of trying to get protein in.. have had RNY Gastric Bypass, result of NASH Liver
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Thanks, I think my doc has forgotten about me, it has been over 3 months since my last dose and I have never been called in for bloodwork.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Completed 2001

Awards

AASLD Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Resident Scholar Travel Award, American Liver Foundation (ALF)/American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
American Society of Transplantation, President's Award

Affiliations

AASLD
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