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photo Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD



Phone: 412-647-4526

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Center for Liver Diseases
3471 Fifth Ave 900 Kaufmann Bld
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-4526
Fax: 412-647-9268
Administrative Assistant:
Roxann Huemme
Address: Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)
200 Lothrop St., - Kaufmann, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-7922
Fax: 412-647-9268
Education and Training
MBBS, University of Rajasthan, 1993
PhD, University of Georgia, 1998
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Massachusetts, 2002
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Fellowship, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, 2000
Research Interest
Dr. Behari is an Associate Professor whose research investigates the role of intracellular signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of liver diseases. He is also interested in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Behari is a hepatologist, and has a subspecialty interest in fatty liver disease.
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Selected Publications:
Behari, J., Yeh, T.H., Krauland, L., Otruba, W., Cieply, B., Hauth, B., Apte, U., Wu, T., Evans, R., Monga, S.P. Liver-specific beta-catenin knockout mice exhibit defective bile acid and cholesterol homeostasis and increased susceptibility to diet-induced steatohepatitis. American Journal of Pathology. 2010; 176(2): 744-53.
Yeh, T.H., Krauland, L., Singh, V., Zou, B., Devaraj, P., Stolz, D.B., Franks, J., Monga, S.P., Sasatomi, E., Behari, J. Liver-specific B-Catenin Knockout Mice Have Bile Canalicular Abnormalities, Bile Secretory Defect and Intrahepatic Cholestasis. Hepatology. 2010; 52(4): 1410-9.
Liu, S., Yeh, T.H., Singh, V.P., Shiva, S., Krauland, L., Li, H., Zhang, P., Kharbanda, K., Ritov, V., Monga, S.P., Scott, D.K., Eagon, P.K., Behari, J. B-catenin is essential for ethanol metabolism and protection against alcohol-mediated liver steatosis in mice. Hepatology. 2012; 55(3): 931-40.
Ganesh, S., Rogal, S.S., Yadav, D., Humar, A., Behari, J. Risk Factors for Frequent Readmissions and Barriers to Transplantation in Patients with Cirrhosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1): e55140.
Rachakonda, V., Gabbert, C., Raina, A., Li, H., Malik, S., DeLany, J.P., Behari, J. Stratification of Risk of Death in Severe Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Using a Panel of Adipokines and Cytokines. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2014; 38(11): 2712-21.
Dudekula, A., Rachakonda, V., Shaik, B., Behari, J. Weight Loss in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients in an Ambulatory Care Setting is Largely Unsuccessful but Correlates with Frequency of Clinic Visits. PLoS One. 2014; 9(11): e111808.
Behari, J., Li, H., Liu, S., Stefanovic-Racic, M., Alonso, L., O'Donnell, C.P., Shiva, S., Singamsetty, S., Watanabe, Y., Singh, V.P., Liu, Q. B-Catenin Links Hepatic Metabolic Zonation with Lipid Metabolism and Diet-induced Obesity in Mice. American Journal of Pathology. 2014; 184(12): 3284-98.
Rachakonda, V., Gabbert, C., Rain, A., Bell, L.N., Cooper, S., Malik, S., Behari, J. Serum metabolomic profiling in acute alcoholic hepatitis identifies multiple dysregulated pathways. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12): e113860.
Behari, J., Sylvester, K.G. Role of the Wnt/B-catenin pathway in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. Current Molecular Pharmacology. 2015.
Rachakonda, V., Borhani, A.A., Dunn, M.A., Andrzejewski, M., Martin, K., Behari, J. Serum leptin is a biomarker of malnutrition in decompensated cirrhosis. PLoS One. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Late Phase Clinical Trials and Observational Studies (Collaborative U01)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Grant Number: U01 AA026978
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023
Title: Alcohol Bio-Sensor Monitoring for Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Grant Number: R21 AA025730
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2020
Title: Non-Invasive Assessment of Advanced Fibrosis in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Using Share-Wave Elastography, Transient Elastography, and Magnetic Resonance Elastography
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: General Electric Company
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
Notable Achievements
Poster of Distinction, 56th Annual Meeting of AASLD, 2005
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2004-2006