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photo Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH

Email: yadavd@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7085

Contact
Office: Division of GI, Hepatology & Nutrition-200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2, C Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-7085
Fax: 412-864-7080
E-mail: yadavd@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Linza
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition-200 Lothrop St
UPMC PresbyterianHospital M2 C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: jal137@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-864-7078
Fax: 412-864-7080
Education and Training
Education
MBBS ( MD in the US), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India, 1992
MPH (Epidemiology), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2005
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, New York Medical College, 1998
Gastroenterology Fellowship, New York Medical College, 2001
Clinical Pancreatology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 2002
Research Interest
A Professor of Medicine, Dr. Yadav’s research interest is in the study of epidemiology of pancreatic diseases. He has used local, state and national level data as well as collaborative studies to define various aspects of the epidemiology of acute and chronic pancreatitis. His major contributions to the scientific literature include the role of alcohol and tobacco in pancreatitis, incidence, prevalence and hospitalizations from chronic pancreatitis, risk and burden of readmissions after acute pancreatitis, and the natural history of acute pancreatitis. Data generated from his studies are often used by national agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health to set research priorities. Dr. Yadav is a member of the NIDDK-funded North American Pancreatitis Study (NAPS) consortium, which has prospectively ascertained the largest prospective cohort of patients with recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in the United States to conduct collaborative studies. He is the Co-PI for the Pittsburgh Clinical Center, which is part of the Consortium to study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC), established by the NIDDK and NCI. He is also the co-chair of the adult chronic pancreatitis working group for the consortium. Dr. Yadav is frequently invited to national and international conferences and seminars to discuss his research. He has also been involved in the development of consensus and practice guidelines for the American Pancreatic Association and PancreasFest on chronic pancreatitis, total pancreatectomy, and islet autotransplantation in chronic pancreatitis; and the detection, evaluation, and treatment of diabetes mellitus in chronic pancreatitis.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Yadav specializes in the evaluation and management of pancreatic disorders. He also treats patients with all types of general gastrointestinal problems.
Educational Interest
Dr. Yadav has a special interest in teaching medical students, residents and gastroenterology fellows. He regularly conducts a Journal Club in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for trainees.

He is regularly invited as a speaker, panelist or moderator at national and international meetings for the American Gastroenterological Association, American Pancreatic Association, PancreasFest, and the NIH sponsored consensus conferences. He has also served as a faculty mentor at the National Pancreas Foundation Annual Fellows Symposium on several occasions.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Yadav, D., Hawes, R.H., Brand, R.E., Anderson, M.A., Money, M.E., Banks, P.A., Bishop, M.D., Baillie, J., Sherman, S., DiSario, J., Burton, F.R., Gardner, T.B., Amann, S.T., Gelrud, A., Lawrence, C., Elinoff, B., Greer, J.B., O'Connell, M., Barmada, M.M., Slivka, A. Cigarette Smoking and the Risk of Recurrent Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009; 169: 1035-45.
Yadav, D., Slivka, A., Hawes, R., Hawes, R.H., Anderson, M.A., Burton, F.R., Brand, R.E., Lewis, M.D., Gardner, T.B., Gelrud, A., Disario, J., Amann, S.T., Baillie, J., Lawrence, C., O'Connell, M., Lowenfels, A.B., Banks, P.A., Whitcomb, D.C. Smoking is underappreciated as a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatology. 2011; 10: 713-9.
Yadav, D., Timmons, L., Benson, J.T., Dierkhising, R.A., Chari, S.T. Incidence, Prevalence and Survival of Chronic Pancreatitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011.
Yadav, D., O'Connell, M., Papachristou, G.I. Natural History Following the First Attack of Acute Pancreatitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 107(7): 1096-103.
Whitcomb, D.C., LaRusch, J., Krasinskas, A.M., Klei, L., Smith, J.P., Brand, R.E., Neoptolemos, J.P., Lerch, M.M., Tector, M., Sandhu, B.S., Guda, N.M., Orlichenko, L., Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium, Alkaade, S., Amann, S.T., Anderson, M.A., Baillie, J., Banks, P.A., Conwell, D., Cote, G.A. Common genetic variants in the CLDN2 and PRSS1-PRSS2 loci alter risk for alcohol-related and sporadic pancreatitis. Nature Genetics. 2012; 44: 1349-54.
Yadav, D., Lowenfels, A.B. The epidemiology of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144: 1252-61.
Click, B., Ketchum, A.M., Turner, R., Whitcomb, D.C., Papachristou, G.I., Yadav, D. The role of apheresis in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis: A systematic review. Pancreatology. 2015; 15(4): 313-20.
Dudekula, A., Munigala, S., Zureikat, A.H., Yadav, D. Operative Trends for Pancreatic Diseases in the USA: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1998-2011. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2016.
Romagnuolo, J., Talluri, J., Kennard, E., Sandhu, B.S., Sherman, S., Cote, G.A., Al-Kaade, S., Gardner, T.B., Gelrud, A., Lewis, M.D., Forsmark, C.E., Guda, N.M., Conwell, D.L., Banks, P.A., Muniraj, T., Wisniewski, S.R., Tian, Y., Wilcox, C.M., Anderson, M.A., Brand, R.E. Clinical Profile, Etiology, and Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis in North American Women: Analysis of a Large Multicenter Cohort. Pancreas. 2016.
Munigala, S., Yadav, D. Case-fatality from acute pancreatitis is decreasing but its population mortality shows little change. Pancreatology. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Consortium for the Study of Pancreatitis: Pittsburgh Clinical Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U01 DK108306
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Evaluation of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis using the NAPS2 Cohorts
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R21 DK098560
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Title: NAPS2-AS: Race-Dependent Risk for Pancreatitis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK077906
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Member, American Gastroenterological Association Research Review Panel, 2014-
Member, Steering Committee, National Pancreas Foundation Registry, 2015-
Member Nominating Committee, American Gastroenterological Association - Pancreas Disorders Section, 2014-2016
Chair, Abstract Selection Committee, American Gastroenterological Association - Chronic Pancreatitis section, 2015
Chair, Meeting Committee, Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Research and Education (CAPER), 2010-2013
Faculty Teaching Award from GI Fellows, 2008
Editorial Board, Pancreas, 2013-
Editorial Board, Pancreatology, 2014-