Dr. Constantine Karvellas


Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology
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About Me

Dr. Constantine (Dean) Karvellas is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology) at the University of Alberta and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences. He has been an attending intensivist in the E. Garner King General Systems Intensive Care Unit since 2009 and is involved with the Liver Transplant program as a Hepatologist. Dr. Karvellas is the only Canadian co-investigator in the NIH-funded United States Acute Liver Failure study group (US ALFSG). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hepatology and a Vice-chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Liver management task force. Dr. Karvellas has over 100 publications reflecting his interests in acute liver failure (ALF), acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), liver transplantation and extracorporeal liver support.

Research Keywords

acetaminophen toxicity, Acute Liver Failure, Acute on chronic liver failure, Albumin Dialysis, biomarkers, Cirrhosis, Critical Illness, critically ill, fatty acid binding protein, Hepatic Encephalopathy, intracranial hypertension, liver transplant, Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System, palliative care, Total Parenteral Nutrition

Team Members

Andrew MacDonald

Mark McPhail

Christopher Rose