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photo Georgios I. Papachristou, MD, PhD

Email: papachri@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-8132

Contact
Office: Div. of Gastroenterolgy, Hepatology, & Nutrition
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2, C Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-8132
Fax: 412-647-1880
E-mail: papachri@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Terri Wetmore
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition-200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2, C Wing.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: taw31@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-647-8132
Fax: 412-647-1880
Education and Training
Education
MD, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece, 1996
PhD, University of Patras Medical Schoo, Patrax, Greece, 2007
Certificate in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
Training
Internal Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2002
Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2006
Research Interest
As a researcher, Dr. Papachristou, an Associate Professor, oversees a number of institutional studies and multi-center collaborations. He directs a translational research laboratory focusing on the genetic basis, immuonology, and immune therapy of acute pancreatitis. He currently receives research funding from the National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs Health System, and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Papachristou has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
Clinical Interest
Georgios Papachristou, MD PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an advanced endoscopist who specializes in pancreaticobiliary diseases and practices state–of–the–art ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Board–certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Papachristou received his medical degree from the University of Patras School of Medicine in Greece graduating first in his class (summa cum lade). He completed training in Gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh and advanced endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Educational Interest
Dr. Papachristou is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE) and American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF). He is an active member and serves in scientific committees in all major GI professional organizations.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Mounzer R, Langmead C, Wu BU, Evans A, Slivka A, Whitcomb DC, Yadav D, Banks P, Papachristou GI. “Comparison of Existing Clinical Scoring Systems to Predict Persistent Organ Failure in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis". Gastroenterology. 2012; 142(7): 1476-82.
Yadav D, O'Connell M, Papachristou GI. “Natural History Following the First Attack of Acute Pancreatitis”. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 107(7): 1096-103.
Wu BU, Bakker OJ, Papachristou GI, et al. “Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study”. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011; 171(7): 669-76.
Gardner TB, Coelho-Prabhu N, Gordon SR, Gelrud A, Maple JT, Papachristou GI, et al. “Direct endoscopic necrosectomy for the treatment of walled-off pancreatic necrosis: results from a multicenter U.S. series”. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 73(4): 718-26.
Papachristou GI, Abu-Elmagd KM, Bond G, et al. “Pancreaticobiliary complications after composite visceral transplantation: incidence, risk, and management strategies”. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 73(6): 1165-73.
Stevens T, Lopez R, Adler DG, Al-Haddad MA, Conway J, Dewitt JM, Forsmark CE, Papachristou GI, et al. “Multicenter comparison of the interobserver agreement of standard EUS scoring and Rosemont classification scoring for diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis”. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010; 71(3): 519-26.
Papachristou GI, Muddana V, Yadav D, et al. “Comparison of BISAP, Ranson's, APACHE-II, and CTSI Scores in Predicting Organ Failure, Complications, and Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis”. Americal Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 105(2): 435-41.
Gleeson FC, Clain JE, Papachristou GI, et al. “Prospective assessment of EUS criteria for lymphadenopathy associated with rectal cancer”. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009; 69(4): 896-903.
Muddana V, Whitcomb DC, Khalid A, Slivka A, Papachristou GI. “Elevated serum creatinine as a marker of pancreatic necrosis in acute pancreatitis”. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009; 104(1): 164-70.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Incidence of Exocine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Impaired Quality of Life Following an Attack of Acute Pancreatitis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Abbvie. Inc.
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2020
Title: Predicting Persistent Organ Failure Early in Acute Pancreatitis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: VA IPA - Stello
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Grant Number: IPA
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2016
Title: VA IPA - Pollock
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Grant Number: IPA
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2014
Title: Stent vs. Indomethacin
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Medical University of South Carolina/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U01 DK104833
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Stent vs. Indomethacin for Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Michigan/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U34 DK099845
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2014
Title: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of Indomethacin in Acute Pancreatitis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: American College of Gastroenterology
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE), 2012
American Gastroenterology Association Fellow (AGAF), 2014
Chairman, American College of Gastroenterology Abstract Review Committee, Pancreaticobiliary Section, 2013
Region Councilor, Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), 2015
Treasurer, Collaborative Alliance for Pancreas Education & Research (CAPER), 2016