Sarah Lapey, M.D.
Sarah Lapey MD, FACP is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Clinical interests include the evaluation/management of all varieties of liver disease including Chronic Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis. She is most passionate about treating patients with Chronic Hepatitis C with the new direct-acting oral agents offering high cure rates. Additional interests include global health, medical education and medical humanities. Outside of work, hobbies include fitness activities, with a love for all Peloton classes (bike/tread/mat); music, piano performance; spiritual development; nature appreciation and gardening; travel and global health service work. Fluent in Spanish.
- 2000 - MD - Medicine - Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
"America‘s Top Physicians" 2016: Selected as one of America‘s Top Physicians by the Consumer‘s Research Council of America, "an independent research company... that evaluates professional services throughout America." The selection process is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, affiliations with professional associations and board certifications.
1. Chapter Authors: Cardell DL, Lapey S, Conde MV Textbook Authors/Editors: Linn, WD, Wofford MR, O'Keefe ME, Posey LM. Chapter 1 "Hypertension" in the textbook Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care In: Cardell DL, Lapey S, Conde MV, “Hypertension.” In: Linn WD, Wofford MR, O’Keefe ME, Posey LM, eds. Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care. New York: McGraw Hill Medical, 2009.. Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2009; 2009. p. 3 - 17.
2. Chapter authors: Lapey S, McCarter J, Verghese A . "From the House of God to the House of Siemens: Bedside Skills Thirty Years Later" (chapter in the book "Return to The House of God: Medical Resident Education 1978-2008") In: Book Editors: Martin Kohn, Carol Donley. Return to The House of God: Medical Resident Education 1978-2008. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press 2008; 2008. p. 35 - 42.
1. Corona J, Patel A, Frazier R, Mathur N, Stauch C, Ajumobi A, Lapey S, Lunsford T, Poy I. "Ascites Module for Third-Year Medical Students: Group-Based Learning Workshop on the Diagnosis, Workup, and Management of Ascites" 2017 Feb. 7 p. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep 2374-8265.10546 Group-based, interactive learning workshop for medical students transitioning to clinical rotations. Students obtain a pertinent history of a standardized patient case then are divided into groups of 10-12 and rotate through four stations: physical examination, diagnostic studies, paracentesis, and ascitic fluid analysis. Students reconvene to review ascites management, case conclusions, and summary. The total time allocated for this module is 125 minutes for 40-48 students. Postmodule evaluations by the students showed a high level of satisfaction and improvement in the students’ fund of knowledge and clinical skills, with more than 95% either agreeing or strongly agreeing with the learning objectives being clear, the learning materials being effective, overall satisfaction with the learning material and teaching, and having a better understanding of the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of ascites..
1. Lapey SE. Learning from the Youngest Patients Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin 1999;72(4):28-29.