Richard A. Manch, MD, FAASLD, FACP, FACG
Richard A. Manch, MD, FAASLD, FACP, FACG is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. A graduate of the State University of New York in Buffalo (B.A., M.D.), he also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physician Executives and is Professor of Medicine with the University of Arizona and Creighton University.
Dr. Manch has been instrumental in developing two liver transplant programs in Arizona and developed an extensive network of liver disease outreach clinics throughout the state, before redirecting his efforts toward the development of innovative ways to provide specialized Hepatology consultation by teleconferencing with primary providers in medically underserved areas. He has held liver clinics in multiple remote sites across the state and has been an advocate for developing strategies for improving access to care for patients with liver disease in rural communities. He has been active in supporting the activities of the America Liver Foundation in Arizona, having served as chairmen of the medical advisory committee and has provided education seminars for both providers and patients in sites throughout the state. A strong advocate for improving access to care for patients with Hepatitis C, he has worked collaboratively with the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System (Medicaid) and other payers to improve coverage for anti-viral therapies. While at Banner University of Arizona Medical Center, he instituted training programs in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology and his many former trainees are practicing throughout the state and the USA. His areas of interest include Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Fatty Liver/NASH, Liver Cancer and Transplantation, as well as the development and refinement of improved health care delivery and reimbursement models.