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Liver disease expert Dr. Andrew Feranchak joins Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC |

Liver disease expert Dr. Andrew Feranchak joins Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

| Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:36 p.m
Dr. Andrew Feranchak
Dr. Andrew Feranchak

Dr. Andrew Feranchak, a liver disease expert, has been appointed chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

A Pittsburgh native, Feranchak comes from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he has been division director of pediatric gastroenterology since 2011.

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to come back to my hometown to join the physician leadership at one of the nation’s leading pediatric institutions,” he said in a statement Tuesday. “I look forward to expanding the program, developing multidisciplinary clinical programs and helping our patients with gastrointestinal disorders lead full and healthy lives.”

Feranchak’s research interests include mechanisms of bile formation, biliary secretion and liver cell volume regulation.

“We are thrilled to have him join our team at Children’s,” said Dr. Terence Dermody, chair of the pediatrics department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children’s Hospital. “Under his leadership, we anticipate that the gastroenterology program will play an even larger role in enhancing Children’s ability to provide exceptional clinical care for our many patients and their families.”

Feranchak earned his medical degree from Pitt medical school and completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Colorado and is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology.

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7991, or via Twitter at @Bencschmitt.

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