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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

CENTERS & INSITUTES



CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

American Liver Foundation

Community Liver Alliance

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation

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Center for Liver Diseases

The UPMC Center for Liver Diseases (CLD) offers patients a full range of liver disease treatments, including cutting edge therapies for:

  Viral hepatitis (B and C)
Hemochromoatosis
Fatty liver disease
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Wilson’s disease
Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
Cirrhosis
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

The CLD’s hepatologists are nationally recognized for their expertise in liver diseases. The Center provides convenient access to comprehensive liver disease care by coordinating patient care with a number of subspecialists, including experts in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery, therapeutic endoscopy, pathology and oncology.

The primary patient care clinic is located at the Frank Sarris Outpatient Clinic on the 7th floor of UPMC Montefiore. Satellite CLD clinic sites include:  Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC; Digestive Disorders Center at UPMC Presbyterian; UPMC Passavant; UPMC Horizon in Greenville, PA; UPMC McKeesport; and locations in Monroeville, West Mifflin and Butler.


Clinical Trials

Thanks to the national reputation of our liver specialists and UPMC’s vast network, the CLD participates in some of the largest clinical trials in the country. The Center's primary research themes and major ongoing trials include:


Our Team

The Center for Liver Diseases team offers significant expertise in diagnosing, treating, and curing liver diseases.


CLD Physicians

  Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Kapil B. Chopra, MD, FACP
Michael Dunn, MD FACP
Fadi Francis, MD
Alison Jazwinski Faust, MD, MHS

Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS
Shahid M. Malik, MD
Mordechai Rabinovitz, MD
Obaid S. Shaikh, MD, FRCP
Vikrant Rachakonda, MD

Margaret Andrzejewski, PA-C
Patricia Gironda, PA-C
Devon Jones, PA-C
Anita Lipello, CRNP

 

Fellowship Directors

Kapil B. Chopra, MD, FACP - Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Shahid M. Malik, MD - Associate Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship