Joseph Bloomer, MD, Professor, Liver Center Director



j_bloomer-2009Dr. Bloomer is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the UAB Liver Center at UAB.  He received his medical degree from Western Reserve Medical School and completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology at Yale University.  Dr. Bloomer is considered to the one of the leading experts in the treatment of hepatitis B and porphyria, and is world renowed for his research in genetic diseases of the liver.  Since joining UAB in 1995 he has aided in the growth of services available to patients sufering from liver related diseases.   Dr. Bloomer is active in the Faculty practice treating patients suffering from all liver related disorders.  He is also active in both basic science and clinical research with a focus in liver disease, porphyria, genetics, and hepatitis B.
Recent Publications
  1. Level of Expression of the Nonmutant Ferrochelatase Allele is a Determinant of Biochemical
    Phenotype in a Mouse Model of Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.

    Bloomer J, Wang Y, Chen D. Gene Regul Syst Bio. 2008 May 29;2:233-41.
  2. Intermittent unexplained abdominal pain: is it porphyria?
    Bloomer JR, McGuire BM. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Nov;5(11):1255-8; quiz 1244
  3. Biochemical abnormality in erythropoietic protoporphyria: cause and consequences.
    Bloomer JR, Wang Y, Singhal A, Risheg H. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Jul;43 Suppl 1:S36-40