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Ira Fox, MD

  • Professor of Surgery and Pediatric Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director of the Center for Innovative Regenerative Therapies, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Fox's major research interests involve the study of experimental therapies for treating patients with liver disease. He has initiated clinical trials involving extracorporeal human and pig liver perfusion to treat patients with acute liver failure, and has demonstrated successful correction of liver-based metabolic deficiencies in newborns and young children by transplantation of isolated liver cells. His work has been continuously supported by grants from the NIH and the DoD for over 20 years.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Fox did a research fellowship in Immunology with Baruj Benacerraf at Harvard Medical School and a surgical transplant fellowship with Dr. Thomas Starzl at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to moving back to Pittsburgh in 2008, Dr. Fox was senior associate dean for research and MD-PhD program director at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.