Research

Pediatric Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Research

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty are locally and nationally recognized for their research, which focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Our research program has had consistent NIH/NIDDK and corporate funding for over 15 years, and continues to grow in breadth and funding. Within our division, the main areas of focus include:

  1. The pathogenesis, progression, and treatment of pediatric genetic cholestatic liver diseases including biliary atresia, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, alpha-1-anti trypsin deficiency, and bile acid deficiency
  2. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of acute liver failure
  3. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis B and C
  4. The pathogenesis and treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  5. The pathogenesis and treatment of intestinal failure
  6. Outcome disparities in waitlisted and post-liver transplantation
  7. Effects of liver allocation policy changes upon waitlist and post-transplant outcomes
  8. Indicators of medical frailty among patients listed for liver transplant