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UPMC Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program Welcomes Colin Augustus Powers, MD

December 15, 2023

The UPMC Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program is excited to welcome Colin Augustus Powers, MD. Dr. Powers received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, followed by the abdominal transplant fellowship at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC. He specializes in general surgery and abdominal transplant, and he is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Powers’ clinical focus is in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal issues related to IBD, ECF, and complications arising from previous surgery, including transplantation of the intestine or multivisceral transplantation. He also has extensive research experience in tumor and transplant immunology, and his current research interests include immunologic mechanisms of bowel transplant rejection and the role of metabolomics in transplant rejection. Dr. Powers has published close to a dozen peer reviewed articles in the American Journal of Surgery, Transplantation Direct, and other scientific publications.

Dr. Powers has received several awards throughout his career, including the Ruth L. Kirschestein (T32) Research fellowship and AAI Young Investigator Award from the Upstate Immunology Conference.

To refer a patient to Dr. Powers, please call 412-647-5800.