Richard Manch, MD

Richard Manch MD, MS, FAASLD, FACP, FACG

Richard A. Manch, MD, MS, FAASLD, FACP, FACG, is a board-certified physician and currently is the Chief of Hepatology with Viral ElimiNATION Centers (VEN Centers) and Arizona Liver Health. 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 launching two of the liver transplant programs in Arizona and developed an extensive network of liver disease outreach clinics throughout the state. He then redirected his efforts to the development of innovative ways to provide specialized Hepatology care by tele-mentoring with primary providers in medically underserved areas. He holds liver clinics in multiple remote sites across the state and is an advocate and champion for developing strategies for improving access to care for patients with liver disease in rural communities.

Dr. Manch continues to be instrumental in the transformational changes required to move forward viral hepatitis elimination initiatives throughout the state of Arizona. Dr. Manch is considered a global expert and mentor in the field of liver health. Dr. Manch was honored by the American Liver Foundation in 2020 with the Healthcare Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award and is an active national speaker on the topic of hepatology, liver cancer, viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease, and liver research.