Dr. Christine Pocha, MD, PhD, MPH, and FAASLD has been providing outreach care for liver patients at Essentia Health for several years. Dr. Pocha ensures her patients will receive a leading-edge transplantation and hepatology care while maintaining a hometown setting. As a medical educator, Dr. Pocha shares clinical expertise with medical students, residents, and fellows on academic faculty at institutions worldwide. She held academic and clinical appointments in the U.S., Germany and Switzerland and currently does so in England at King’s College Hospital. Beyond the exam rooms of Essentia Health and Avera Transplant Institute, Dr. Pocha led numerous large research programs on hepatitis C and liver cancer and contributes to medicine as author of numerous medical journal publications. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and an engaged member of a professional society focused on liver-related conditions. She earned master’s degree in public health as well as medical and doctoral degrees. Dr. Pocha is a board-certified internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology physician. Her ongoing research focuses on liver disease and related complications.