Dr. Joel Kertznus received his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He trained as a Research Fellow in Hepatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York . He completed his Clinical Hepatology and Gastroenterology Fellowships at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Kertznus served as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts and University of Miami / Miller School of Medicine and Miami Transplant Institute. Dr. Kertznus is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians / American Society of Internal Medicine , American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases , American Gastroenterology Association , American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology . He is Board Certified in gastroenterology.