Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles

Focus of Work

Bio

My primary interest in pediatric liver disease and liver transplantation is the immune mechanism of neonatal liver disease, in particular gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD) and biliary atresia. Through clinical research on outcomes in GALD and laboratory research on the mechanism of disease, our group has made a significant impact that has advanced the care of infants and mothers affected by GALD. Currently, my active area of research is on the immune pathogenesis of biliary atresia, ...[Read full text]My primary interest in pediatric liver disease and liver transplantation is the immune mechanism of neonatal liver disease, in particular gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD) and biliary atresia. Through clinical research on outcomes in GALD and laboratory research on the mechanism of disease, our group has made a significant impact that has advanced the care of infants and mothers affected by GALD. Currently, my active area of research is on the immune pathogenesis of biliary atresia, the leading cause of pediatric liver transplantation. I am investigating the role of macrophages in progressive liver injury in biliary atresia after diagnosis, with the ultimate goal to identify novel treatment strategies to improve patient outcomes.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Clinically my area of focus is in pediatric liver disease and liver transplantation. I am passionate about improving care for our patients and seek to use my research findings to advance patient care.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: New York University, School of Medicine (2008)
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center, Pediatrics (2009)
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatrics Gastroenterology (2014)
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, Transplant Hepatology (2015)

Contact

312/227-4200

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 57
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611