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photo Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD, FACP



Phone: 412-647-1170

Office: Center for Liver Diseases
3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-1170
Fax: 412-647-9268
Administrative Assistant:
Roxann Huemme
Address: Center for Liver Diseases
3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-7922
Fax: 412-647-9268
Education and Training
MD, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Monterrey, Mexico, 2001
MS, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) - Mexico City, Mexico, 2009
PhD, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) - Mexico City, Mexico, 2014
Residency - Internal Medicine, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition S. Zubiran, Mexico, 2006
Fellowship - Gastroenterology, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition S. Zubiran, Mexico, 2009
Fellowship - Clinical Hepatology, Toronto Western Hospital - University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada, 2010
Fellowship - Transplant Hepatology, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN, 2011
Research Interest
Dr. Duarte-Rojo conducts clinical and translational research in disorders of physical function and exercise in advanced liver disease. He is also interested in clinimetrics, with an emphasis on the use of noninvasive assessment of liver disease, and the development of methods to predict clinical outcomes.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Duarte-Rojo is a transplant hepatologist who provides care for patients with chronic liver disease.
Educational Interest
As an academic hepatologist, Dr. Duarte-Rojo is committed to the education and training of transplant hepatology fellows, gastroenterology fellows, residents, medical students, and all related medical professionals.
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Selected Publications:
Duarte-Rojo A, Ruiz-Margain A, Montano-Loza AJ, Macias-Rodriguez RU, Ferrando A, Kim WR. Exercise and Physical Activity for Patients with End-stage Liver Disease: Improving Functional Status and Sarcopenia while on the Transplant Waiting List. Liver Transplantation. 2018; Jan;24(1): 122-39.
Maan R, Al Marzooqi SH, Klair JS, Karkada J, Cerocchi O, Kowgier M, Harrell SM, Rhodes KD, Janssen HLA, Feld JJ, Duarte-Rojo A. The Frequency of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Treated with Sofosbuvir-based Regimens. Alimentary Pharmacological Therapeutics. 2017; Jul;46(1): 46-55.
Garcia-Saenz-de-Sicilia M, Duvoor C, Altamirano J, Chavez-Araujo R, Prado V, de Lourdes Candolo-Martinelli A, Holanda-Almeida P, Becerra-Martins-de-Oliveira B, Fernandez-de-Almeida S, Bataller R, Caballeria J, Duarte-Rojo A. A Day-4 Lille Model Predicts Response to Corticosteroids and Mortality in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017; Feb;112(2): 306-15.
Macias-Rodriguez RU, Ilarraza-Lomeli H, Ruiz-Margain A, Ponce-de-Leon-Rosales S, Vargas-Vorackova F, Garcia-Flores O, Torre A, Duarte-Rojo A. Changes in Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient Induced by Physical Exercise in Cirrhosis: Results of a Pilot Randomized Open Clinical Trial. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology. 2016; Jul 14; 7(7): e180.
Duarte-Rojo A, Ruiz-Margain A, Macias-Rodriguez RU, Cubero FJ, Estradas-Trujillo J, Munoz-Fuentes RM, Torre A. Clinical Scenarios for the Use of S100"B" as a Marker of Hepatic Encephalopathy. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2016; May 7;22(17): 4397-402.
Duarte-Rojo A, Fischer SE, Adeyi O, Zita D, Deneke MG, Selzner N, Chen L, Malespin M, Cotler SJ, McGilvray ID, Feld JJ. Protease Inhibitors Partially Overcome the Interferon nonresponse Phenotype in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C. Journal of Viral Hepatology. 2016; May;23(5): 340-7.
Duarte-Rojo A, Deneke MG, Charlton MR. Interleukin-28B Polymorphism in Hepatitis C and Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation. 2013; Jan;19(1): 49-58.
Duarte-Rojo A, Torres-Vega MA, Villamil-Ramirez H, Estradas J, Dominguez-Lopez A, Sanchez-Monoz F, Orea-Tejeda A, Castillo-Martinez L, Miliar-Garcia A, Macias-Rodrigues RU, Torre A. Changes in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells glutamine Synthetase mRNA After Exercise in Healthy Volunteers: Exploring an Alternative Proposal for Non Hepatic Ammonia Metabolism. Clinical & Translational Investigation. 2012; Mar-Apr;64(2): 164-72.
Duarte-Rojo A, Veldt BJ, Goldstein DD, Tillman HL, Watt KD, Heimbach JK, McHutchison JG, Poterucha JJ, Vargas-Vorackova F, Charlton MR. The Course of Post-transplant Hepatitis C Infection: Comparative Impact of Donor and Recipient Source of the Favorable IL28B Genotype and Other Variables. Transplantation. 2012; Jul 27;94(2): 197-203.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: EL-FIT: exercise and liver fitness
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2019
Title: Usefulness of controlled attenuation parameter and liver stiffness for the identification and risk-assessment of extended criteria deceased liver donors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Editorial Board Member - Liver Transplantation, 2019
PLRC Pilot and Feasibility Grant, 2019-2020
Pilot Research Award - American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), 2018-2019
Innovation Fund - AASLD Foundation, 2017-2019
Research Awards Committee - AASLD Foundation, 2015-2018
Clinician Scientist Program (Career Development Award) - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2015-2018
Angeles Espinosa Yglesias Research Award in Hepatology - Mexican Health Foundation - Mexico City, Mexico, 2009
Young Clinicians Program - World Gastroenterology Organization, 2009
International Training Grant - American College of Gastroenterology, 2009