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photo Adam Slivka, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs, Div. of GI, Hepatology & Nutrition

Associate Director, Liver Pancreas Institute

Email: slivkaa@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-8132

Contact
Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 C Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-8132
Fax: 412-647-1880
E-mail: slivkaa@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Deborah Roche
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 PUH C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: rochedl3@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-864-0994
Fax: 412-647-1880
Administrative Assistant:
Terri Wetmore
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2- PUH, C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: taw31@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-647-8132
Fax: 412-647-1880
Education and Training
Education
BS, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, 1981
PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY, 1988
MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY, 1988
Training
Internship, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1989
Medical Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1991
Clinical & Research Fellowships - Gastroenterology, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1993
3rd Tier Intervential Gastroenterology Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1994
Research Interest
A Professor of Medicine, Dr. Slivka's research interests include non-invasive diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary cancer, development and testing of new drugs and devices used during ERCP, and the development of new strategies to treat pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
Clinical Interest
Therapeutic endoscopy.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Papachristou, G.I., Muddana, V., Yadav, D., O'Connell, M., Sanders, M.K., Slivka, A., Whitcomb, D.C. Comparison of BISAP, Ranson's, APACHE-II, and CTSI scores in predicting organ failure, complications, and mortality in acute pancreatitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 105(2): 435-41.
Papachristou, G.I., Abu-Elmagd, K.M., Bond, G., Costa, G., Mazariegos, G.V., Sanders, M.K., Slivka, A. Pancreaticobiliary complications after composite visceral transplantation: incidence, risk, and management strategies. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 73(6): 1165-73.
Meining, A., Chen, Y.K., Pleskow, D., Stevens, P., Shah, R.J., Chuttani, R., Michalek, J., Slivka, A. Direct visualization of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary strictures with probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy: a multicenter experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 74(5): 961-8.
Nasr, J.Y., Hashash, J.G., Orons, P., Marsh, W., Slivka, A. Rendezvous procedure for the treatment of bile leaks and injury following segmental hepatectomy. Digestive and Liver Disease. 2013; 45(5): 433-6.
Slivka, A., Gan, I., Jamidar, P., Costamagna, G., Cesaro, P., Giovannini, M., Caillol, F., Kahaleh, M. Validation of the diagnostic accuracy of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for the characterization of indeterminate biliary strictures: results of a prospective multicenter international study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015; 81(2): 282-90.
Kahaleh, M., Giovannini, M., Jamidar, P., Gan, S.I., Cesaro, P., Caillol, F., Filoche, B., Karia, K., Smith, I., Gaidhane, M., Slivka, A. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for indeterminate biliary strictures: refinement of the image interpretation classification. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. 2015; 2015: 675210.
Slivka, A. Advances in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. 2015; 25(4): xv-xvi.
Singhi, A.D., Slivka, A. Evaluation of indeterminate biliary strictures: Is it time to FISH or cut bait?. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2016; 83(6): 1236-8.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Validation of Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis and risk Prediction of Pancreatic Neoplasms
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: U01 CA200466
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: Use of Fully-Covered, Self-Expandable Metallic Stents or First-line Treatment of Benign Bile Duct Structures
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Medical University of South Carolina
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Use of Fully Covered Self Expandable Metallic Stents for First Line Treatment of Benign Bile Duct Structures
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Indiana University/American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Top Doctor, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2009 - Present
Man of the Year, National Pancreas Foundation, 2009
Excellence in Education Award - Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2nd Year Facilitator, 1997