Mitchell Shiffman, MD

Mitchell Shiffman, MD

Liver Institute of Virginia

Mary Immaculate Hospital, Medical Pavilion
12720 McManus Blvd.
Suite 313
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 947-3190
Fax: (757) 947-3195
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm with some extended hours
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St. Mary's Hospital, Medical Office Building North
5855 Bremo Road
Suite 509
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: (804) 977-8920
Fax: (804) 282-2918
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 am to 5 pm with some extended hours
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Hospital Affiliations

Mary Immaculate


Liver Disease





Certified American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School

State University of New York Upstate Medical Center

Master of Science

University of New Mexico School of Medicine


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Dr. Mitchell Shiffman is the Bon Secours expert on liver disease and liver treatments for Virginia. He has an extraordinary reputation for helping patients living with hepatitis C, hepatitis B, fatty liver disease, liver cancer and primary biliary liver cirrhosis, as well as other diseases of the liver. 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 directed one of the most respected and productive hepatology programs in the United States and trained numerous physicians in how to care for patients with liver disease.

Dr. Shiffman is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in the field of Hepatology. His particular area of research is viral hepatitis. He has been involved with and/or directed numerous to develop new and better treatments for viral hepatitis B and C. Dr. Shiffman is a regular speaker on the treatment of viral hepatitis, the management of various liver disorders and issues related to liver transplantation at regional, national and international meetings.

He has published over 200 articles in medical journals (many of which can be found here) related to the treatment of liver diseases and has edited two books on this topic. (Read a review of Dr. Shiffman's most recent book.) In addition to his books, he has contributed to various HCV educational resources including an HCV educational kit. Dr. Shiffman is also a widely recognized expert consultant to pharmaceutical companies on the treatment of liver disease.

In Castle Connolly's estimation, Dr. Shiffman is among the top 1 percent of gastroenterologists in the nation. He was recently selected by his peers as one of the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America. This distinction honors him as one of the top clinicians in the Hampton Roads and Richmond area and as one of the top liver specialists in Virginia. In addition to this recognition, Dr. Shiffman was ranked among the top 1% of gastroenterologists in the United States by U.S. News & World Report peer-endorsed ranking.

Dr. Shiffman has also been honored by his patients and recognized as a "Patients' Choice" physician from MDx Medical, Inc. for his expertise in liver cirrhosis, liver diseases, management after liver transplant and treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus. Patients gave Dr. Shiffman outstandingly high scores for his delivery of care, including his bedside manner, the amount of doctor-patient face time received, the quality of follow-up care, ease of appointment setting and the courtesy of the Liver Institute's office staff. The "Patients' Choice" award is awarded to only 5 percent of the nation's active physicians. In order to receive the award, a doctor must have rave reviews and near perfect scores from patients.

Dr. Shiffman holds a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in physiology from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. and his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, VA. Dr. Shiffman is a member of many professional organizations including: the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Society of Transplantation, European Association for the Study of the Liver, International Liver Transplantation Society, Richmond Academy of Medicine, Virginia Medical Society and the Virginia Gastrointestinal Society. He was a member of the Board of Trustees with the American College of Gastroenterology from 2003-2009.

Dr. Shiffman has offices in Hampton Roads, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia. His full CV can be downloaded here.

+ Hear Dr. Shiffman talk about liver disease topics, including fatty liver disease and chronic hepatitis C treatment!

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