Department of Surgery

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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
Udai S. Kammula, MD, FACS
Visiting Associate Professor
412-623-7712
Interests
cancer immunotherapy; adoptive T cell transfer; tumor infiltrating lymphocytes; gene therapy
Rui Kang, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-623-1218
Interests
RAGE, its ligands in cancer biology, and clinical approaches to targeting this pathway
Aviva L. Katz, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8778
Interests
physicians and parents in the framing of disease and disability in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery; qualitative assessment of the effects an ethicist on rounds in pediatric and neonatal ICUs
Ved P. Kaushik, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-366-2979
Interests
treating and preventing colon and rectal cancer
Donald Keenan, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-641-4274
Interests
breast cancer risk assessment; management of breast cancer in the elderly
Sidrah Khan, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
Ajai Khanna, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, FRCS
Professor
412-692-7133
Interests
multivisceral, live donor liver, and pediatric transplantation; intestinal rehabilitation surgery; domino liver transplantation
Christine V. Kinnier, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-672-3422
Lauryn Kohut
Research Specialist, Billiar Lab
412-692-2436
Cyndi Kouvaras
Financial Research Administrator (Post-award), MIS, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Transplant, Vascular, and Trauma
412-647-7648
Stacy J. Kowalsky, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
Shreyus Kulkarni, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab)
Hanna Labiner
Medical Student Researcher, Rosengart Lab
Dengming Lai
Visiting Scholar, Fan Lab
412-688-6637
Fadi G. Lakkis, MD
Scientific Director, Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC
412-383-5774
Interests
allorecognition in the innate immune system; biology of memory T cells in organ transplantation; characterization of monocyte and T cell subsets in healthy human subjects and renal transplant recipients
Diana Lalic
Academic Manager
412-647-4921
Ashley Lamparello
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Billiar Lab
412-647-5892
Yong J. Lee, PhD
Professor of Surgery
412-623-3268
Interests
colorectal cancer; TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand; chemotherapeutic agents; hyperthermia; NK cells
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-647-0457
Interests
severe acute pancreatitis; metastases in pancreatic cancer; metastatic disease in colon cancer; minimally invasive pancreatic surgery; surgical skills training and assessment
Christine M. Leeper, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-623-1108
Interests
limb salvage surgery; dialysis access surgery
Zhao Lei
Visiting Scholar, Billiar Lab
412-647-5589
Anthony J. Lewis, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
412-647-5587
Zhigang Li
Visiting Scholar, Fan Lab
412-688-6637
Xiaoni Li
Visiting Scholar, Wang Lab
412-692-2436
Wenbo Li
Visiting Scholar
Shimena Li, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-1)
YueHua Li
Research Specialist, Fan Lab
412-688-6634
Hong Liao
Research Specialist, Billiar Lab
412-647-5589
Xinghua Liao
Research Specialist, Tsung Lab
412-624-4297
Eva Lin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-648-2281
Interests
liver inflammation and immunity
Yingjie Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neal Lab
412-692-2408
Hao Liu, MD, PhD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-1)
Zuqiang Liu, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-648-8990
Interests
oncolytic virus-based cancer immunotherapy and combination cancer therapy
Roberto Solis Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-383-7228
Interests
bio-artificial liver technology; living donor liver transplantation; organ procurement
Michael T. Lotze, MD
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
412-623-6790
Interests
DAMPs and their receptors, specifically focusing on HMGB1 and RAGE
Patricia A. Loughran, PhD
Research Instructor
412-958-1326
Interests
protein subcellular localization and protein binding partners in models of inflammation, infection, and hypoxia
Laura Lowry
Project Manager, Physician Contracting
412-647-0886
Kevin Loya, MBA
Research Administrator (Pre-Award), Chair, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma, and Vascular Divisions
412-647-0861
Jason A. Luciano, MD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery