The hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989 – research that’s now earned a Nobel Prize.
Anna Lok, M.D.
Anna Suk-Fong Lok, M.D., is assistant dean for clinical research, a post she has held since March 2016. She also is the Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor in Hepatology and director of clinical hepatology. She served as associate chair for clinical research in the Department of Internal Medicine prior to her appointment as assistant dean.
Lok earned her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and advanced her hepatology training under Sheila Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She was on the faculty at the University of Hong Kong until she moved to the United States in 1992. She joined the U-M faculty in 1995 as a professor of internal medicine.
Hepatitis C rates have surged in the U.S. as drug use and opioid abuse have risen. A Michigan Medicine hepatologist reflects on the troubling trend.