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photo Swaytha Ramaraj Ganesh, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Program- UPMC Thomas E Starzl Transplant Institute


Phone: 412-864-0689

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)
3471 5th Avenue 916 Kaufmann Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-0689
Fax: 412-647-9268
Administrative Assistant:
Clinical-Academic Scheduling
Address: Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)
M725 Montefiore
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-0689
Fax: 412-647-9268
Education and Training
MBBS, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Research Interest
Dr. Ganesh is an Assistant Professor whose research interests include living donor liver transplants and drug metabolism in patients post-living donor transplant. In addition, Dr. Ganesh conducts research on the safety and preliminary efficacy of donor-derived regulatory dendritic cell infusion and immunosuppression withdrawal in living donor transplant recipients, and Remodulin and ischemic reperfusion injury in patients post liver transplant.
Clinical Interest
Piloting the cirrhotic patients with low MELD, who are at high risk of death on the liver transplant wait list, in the outpatient disease management program. Interested in increasing the accessibility of the patients on the wait list, to transplant and also living donor liver transplant.
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Selected Publications:
Ganesh, S., Rustgi, V.K. Current Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Clinics Liver Disease. 2016; 2016 May;20(2): 351-64.
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.
Notable Achievements
Thomas E Starzl Young Investigator Award, 2011
Travel Research Grant during GI Fellowship, 2013