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Timothy R. Billiar, MD
George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
412-647-1749
Interests
mechanisms involved in acute cellular and organ injury in inflammatory states such as shock, trauma, and sepsis
Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-802-3025
Interests
venous disease; aortic aneurysm
Linsong Chen
Visiting Scholar, Fan Lab
Mohammad Haroon Asif Choudry, MBBS, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852
Cody Clarke
Associate Project Manager
412-802-6820
Maria Cohen, MD
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Vodovotz Lab
Alain C. Corcos, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
Marc E. Cordero, MD, MMS, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-672-3422
Interests
advanced wound care; laparoscopy
Gina M. Coudriet, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-692-9186
Interests
diabetes; inflammation; growth factor signaling
Ruy J. Cruz Jr., MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-0320
Interests
medical management of intestinal failure; short gut syndrome; autologous gastrointestinal reconstruction; intestinal and multivisceral transplantation
Xiangdong Cui
Research Specialist, Sachdev Lab
Kellie E. Cunningham, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
Anthony Cyr, MD, PhD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab), T32 Resident Trainee (Zuckerbraun Lab)
Esmaeel Dadashzadeh, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4- Lab)
Hehua Dai, MD
Research Instructor
412-648-1491
Interests
improving long-term survival of grafted organs; understand immunological mechanisms underlying graft rejection
Luis De la Torre, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-7280
Interests
colitis and fecal incontinence related to Hirschsprung's disease; surgical treatment for Hirschsprung's disease
Andrew-Paul Deeb, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
Arthur J. DeMarsico, DO, FACOS, RPVI
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
(814) 889-2328
Interests
aneurysms, carotid dissection, atherectomies, deep vein thrombosis, acute limb ischemia, lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, endovascular approaches to aortic pathology and peripheral vascular disease
Meihong Deng, MD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-864-0958
Interests
assessing innate immune responses and the mechanisms that lead to immune dysregulation following sepsis injury
Emilia J. Diego, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-641-6729
Interests
breast cancer in young women; high risk breast lesions
Kathy DiGiacomo
Administrative Assistant, Billiar Lab
412-647-5609
Ashokkumar Dilly, PhD
Research Instructor
412-623-0306
Interests
targeting mucinous tumorigenic pathways in PDX models of mucinous colorectal cancer
Darla Donatelli
Operations Manager, Division of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
412-692-2074
Randall Richard Draper, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-367-5110
Qiang Du, MD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-624-6702
Interests
innate immunity; liver research; iNOS/NO; Wnt signaling and cancer
Mitchell R. Dyer, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Zuckerbraun Lab)
412-692-2408
Rebecca D. Edmonds, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-782-2400
Raymond Eid, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-802-3333
Fayten El-Dehaibi
Graduate Student, Vodovotz Lab
Garth A. Elias, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
Mohammad H. Eslami, MD, FACS, FACC
Visiting Professor of Surgery
412-802-3333
Farzad Esni, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8038
Interests
pancreatic development and regeneration; Smad regulation of pancreatic islet formation
Christopher J. Esper, DO, FACOS
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-983-8882
Interests
management of aortic aneurysm & carotid and peripheral artery disease; dialysis access; minimally invasive surgery; resident education
Steven Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-681-4989
Interests
breast cancer: current treatments and protocols
Mohamed B. Ezzelarab, MB, CHB
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
412-383-5933
Interests
tolerogenic cell therapy in allo- and xeno-transplantation
Jie Fan, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
412-360-6204
Interests
acute lung injury; inflammatory signaling; innate immune cell interaction; cell death; cell priming; hemorrhagic shock; trauma
Larry Fish, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
Interests
appropriate use and interpretation of statistical findings
Tyler Fleck
Research Administrator (Pre-Award), Chair, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma, and Vascular Divisions
412-647-0861
Paulo A. Fontes, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-647-7344
Interests
cell transplantation; clinical research; immunological tolerance; liver research
Keona Ford
Research Specialist, Rosengart Lab
Raquel M. Forsythe, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-647-3065