Meet Our Team
Dr. Shahid Habib
Dr. Shahid Habib is a Hepatologist in Tucson, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and St Joseph’s Hospital. His practice emphasis is comprehensive liver disease care. He attended Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and completed residency and fellowship (Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology) training at Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute and King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. He subsequently has further advanced training at Western General Infirmary, University of Glasgow UK, Banks town Hospital, University of New South Wales (NSW) Sydney. Australia (Gastroenterology) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Hepatology and Liver Transplantation). His special interests include liver failure, liver transplantation and NASH (fatty liver disease). His goal of practice is cure and prevention of liver disease.
American Board of Internal Medicine
EUROPEAN Specialty Certification in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Transplant Hepatology UPMC trained
Elyse L Hammett
Nurse Practitioner ( Acute Care, Liver Failure)
Elyse Hammett, MSN, FNP-C, previously worked as a gastroenterology and hepatology acute care nurse practitioner for six years with Southern Arizona Gastroenterology & Northwest Allied Physicians. She gained her experience as an acute care nurse practitioner working with Northwest Intensivist Physicians Group from 2010-2014. NP Hammett is very passionate and caring toward her patients. She is experienced and trained in managing complex, acutely ill patients during extremely stressful conditions and helping them through these difficult times.
- MSN: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Arizona, 2006
- BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Arizona, 2001
Thomas M Talbot
Nurse Practitioner (Gastroenterology/Hepatology)
Thomas Talbot MSN, FNP-C has served the veterans community for the last eleven years in primary care and six years in Gastroenterology/ Hepatology. He was on active duty in the US Army for three and a half years providing primary medical care to soldiers and their families. He has managed and treated patients with minor GI problems to chronic liver failure patients. He is well trained to manage liver transplant patients. He is an excellent patient educator. Talbot has also coordinated care for international patients that travel to the USA for medical care.
- MSN: Master of Science in Nursing, Case Western Reserve University 1999
- BCN: Bachelor Of Science in Nursing, Firelands College/ bowling green state University, 1997
- ASC: Associate Of applied Science degree, Cuyahoga community college, 1994
- RN: Diploma of Nursing, Merida Huron School of Nursing, 1994
Nurse Practitioner ( Metabolic Liver Disease, Fatty Liver, NASH)
Marsha McCary MSN, FNP-C is a specialized in treating Metabolic Liver Diseases, Fatty Liver Disease and NASH at Liver institute PLLC. McCary has over 12 years of nursing experience in the area including ICU care, Gerontology, Women’s Health, Family Medicine and Pediatrics. She is affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sound Nurse Practitioners Association.McCary gained her professional experience by working as a registered nurse at Suburban Hospital-Affiliate of Johns Hopkins and Tacoma General Hospital. McCary also worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Response Operations Coordinator
- MSN: Master of Science in Nursing, The George Washington University Washington, D.C.
- BCN: Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
- ADN: Associate Degree in Nursing, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California
Loan D. Whitmore
Loan Whitmore MSN, FNP-C has over 14 years of nursing experience, including Podiatry, Gastroenterology, urgent care, research and nursing administration. Whitmore has worked as a nurse practitioner in Northwest Medical Center, University of Arizona Health Network, Oro Valley Hospital Gastroenterology Department, and Fast Med Urgent Care Tucson. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Southern AZ Nurse Practitioners Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Medical-Surgical Nursing Association, and Arizona Nursing Association.
- MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner – Honors: University of Phoenix, 2016
- BS (Nursing – Honors): Grand Canyon University, 2009
- Associate Degree (Nursing): Pima Community College, 2002
Nurse Practitioner (Viral hepatitis, Autoimmune Liver Diseases)
Julie Piittmann MSN, FNP-C is very enthusiastic detail oriented nurse practitioner. Julie joined liver institute in February 2021. She has worked with the research team to assess treatment therapies for Liver disease patients. She work alongside physician in outpatient clinic in treating hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and autoimmune disease patients. She assist physician in outpatient liver biopsy procedures.She is fully trained in Paracentesis and infusion therapies.
- MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner : Columbus State University, 2020
- BS (Nursing) : University of North Florida, 2018
- Associate Degree (Nursing): Pasco-Hernando State College, 2017