April G. MorrisFNP
Mrs. April Morris received a bachelor of science in biology and nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She went on to complete a master’s degree in nursing at VCU and became a board-certified family nurse practitioner in 2006. Initially, she worked in hepatology at VCU Medical Center for many years focusing on treating those patients with chronic hepatitis C. She then worked in a community hospital-based setting at the Liver Institute of Virginia in Newport News, VA, and Richmond, VA for several years as the senior nurse practitioner.
In this role, she gained extensive experience evaluating and managing patients with various acute and chronic liver diseases and conditions, including complications related to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). She was also a sub-investigator for many liver-related clinical trials including studies conducted to develop better oral medications for chronic hepatitis C, NASH and PBC.
Currently, she works full-time in the GI/Hepatology department at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, VA. In this role, she is primarily working to help develop a metabolic liver clinic to benefit those patients with NASH.
Mrs. Morris is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and an executive committee member and advisor for Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).