Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Mezzanine Level,
C-Wing-PUH
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 648-9115

Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Neurogastroenterology & Motility Center

Office: Div. of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutrition
PUH, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-648-9115
Fax: 412-648-9378
E-mail: bielefeldtk@upmc.edu

Education
MD, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, 1984
PhD - Physiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, 1992

Training
Resident - Internal Medicine, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA, 1995
Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA, 1997
Research Fellow - Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, 1990
Postdoctoral Fellow - Physiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, 1993

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Motility disorders
GI pain management
 

Profile
Abdominal pain or discomfort are the main reason for physician visits in patients with gastrointestinal disorders. In about half of the patients, no distinct abnormality can be found, suggesting that changes in sensory function contribute to the development of symptoms in these individuals. Dr. Bielefeldt’s research focuses on changes in sensory nerves innervating the gastrointestinal tract.

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