Dr. Feranchak is an internationally recognized investigator in the area of cholestatic liver diseases. He is a native of Pittsburgh and received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 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.
Dr. Feranchak has been a faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas since 2004 and has served as the Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology there since 2011. Under his leadership, the Division expanded in scope and depth with the development of multidisciplinary clinical programs, increased extramural research funding, and received enhanced national recognition.
Dr. Feranchak’s own NIH-funded research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms of bile formation, which may serve as the basis for therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cholestatic liver disorders. He has authored significant publications in the field and has served on the editorial board for several leading journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Hepatology. He has lectured extensively and served in numerous academic leadership positions including the Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and the council of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR).
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Pediatrics