Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, MD

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Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, MD


Hepatology | Male

Liver Institute Of Virginia 5855 Bremo Rd, Richmond, VA 23226 Get Directions
(804) 977-8920

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Dr. Mitchell Shiffman is the Bon Secours expert on liver disease and liver treatments for Virginia. Prior to joining Bon...Read more

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Patient Reviews (3)
in Richmond, VA |
I found him warm and easy to talk to. He explained things well, took a good amount of time with me, ordered more informative testing than other doctors I have seen. He even called me on a Sunday when it became evident I would need some testing sooner than expected. I feel lucky to have a hepatologist who follows up so carefully.
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr Shiffman was curt, unhelpful and somewhat nasty. Total waste of time I am afraid. His frontoffice clerk was equally useless and didn't appear to know even the first thing about billing Medicare.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I would recommend Dr. Shiffman very highly as to his knowledge, professional manner and his caring for the patient's concerns. I was referred to him by my gastrologist and was very concern as to my liver problems, having gone through over a year of test, a biopsy and scanning. He reviewed all of the diagnostics very throughly and I left there with a better understanding of my condition and future treatment. THE BEST THERE IS, THANKS
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    Dr. Shiffman says...

    Dr. Mitchell Shiffman is the Bon Secours expert on liver disease and liver treatments for Virginia. Prior to joining Bon Secours, Dr. Shiffman was a professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. He was the Chief of the Hepatology Section and Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the VCU Medical Center from 1989 until 2009. During his 20 years at the VCU Medical Center Dr. Shiffman built and directed one of the most respected and productive hepatology programs in the United States.

    Dr. Shiffman was recently selected by his peers as one of the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America, which recognizes him as one of the top clinicians in the area and one of the top hepatologists in Virginia. In addition, he was rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 1% of gastroenterologists in the United States in peer-endorsed rankings.

    Dr. Shiffman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Hepatology
    •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Chronic Active Hepatitis
    • Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Constipation
    • Dehydration
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysphagia
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophagitis
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Indigestion
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Liver Diseases and Disorders
    • Liver Failure
    • Malnutrition
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcer
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders
    • Wilson's Disease


    • Medical School
      SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Med College Va

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Med College Va

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Med College Va

      Completed in 1988

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Hepatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Liver Test