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Vinod K. Rustgi is a renowned hepatologist who serves as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and the Clinical Director of Hepatology at UPMC.
Dr. Rustgi has published key findings on liver diseases, specifically hepatitis A, B, and C. He has focused on the effects of liver complications during pregnancy. He conducted extensive research and clinical trials of potential treatments for patients with hepatitis sponsored by leading pharmaceutical companies and research centers.
As the co-author of five books, 82 articles, and over 130 abstracts, Dr. Rustgi’s work has been published in several leading journals in his field, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplantation. He is a longstanding member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases where he also served on the Governing Board.
Dr. Rustgi has been honored numerous times throughout his distinguished career. He was the recipient of the National Research Service Award in Gastroenterology and has served as a reviewer for the Medical Research Council of Canada. He is a Fellow of numerous professional societies including the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Dr. Rustgi earned his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his medical internship at Baylor College of Medicine, his medical residency at Georgetown University Hospital, and gastroenterology fellowships at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Liver Diseases Section of the National Institute of Health. Prior to joining UPMC, Dr. Rustgi served as a clinical professor of medicine and surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and a clinical professor of medicine at the Medical College of Virginia while practicing at Inova Fairfax Hospital.