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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Jennifer S Chennat, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy

Director of Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship

Co-Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound Program, Liver-Pancreas Institute


Phone: 412-578-9424

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition - 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2, C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-9424
Fax: 412-647-1880
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Address: UPMC Presbyterian - DDC
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-9424
Fax: 412-647-1880
Education and Training
BS, Six-Year Accelerated Medical Program, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1999
M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
Gastroenterology Fellowship, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2007
Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2008
Research Interest
Dr. Chennat is an Associate Professor of Medicine whose research investigates such conditions as Barrett’s esophagus neoplasia, endotherapies for pancreatitis, novel imaging techniques such as confocal endomicroscopy, and endoscopic devices and product designs related to guided visualization and targeted tissue ablation. Dr. Chennat's clinical focus involves patients who require advanced endoscopic evaluation for disorders such as complex pancreatitis, Barrett's esophagus, and gastrointestinal lumen and pancreato-biliary cancer staging.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Chennat is a nationally recognized interventional gastrointestinal endoscopist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various benign and malignant disorders of the gastrointestinal luminal and pancreaticobiliary tracts through minimally invasive advanced endoscopy techniques. She focuses on clinical conditions such as pancreatitis, biliary tract disorders, esophageal disorders, and luminal neoplasia endoscopic management.
Educational Interest
Endoscopic educational instruction of Gastroenterology fellows and resident house officers in various therapeutic endoscopy techniques, indication, complications, and pertinent disease managements. She is the director of the Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship training program, and oversees the curriculum development, certification, and endoscopic training in this program.
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Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Validation of Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis and risk Prediction of Pancreatic Neoplasms
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: U01 CA200466
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Notable Achievements
Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2004-present
Member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2004-present
Editorial Board Member, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal, 2009-present
Editorial Board Member, Digestive Diseases and Sciences Journal, 2009-present
ACG Governor's Award of Excellence, Oral Presentation, Complete Barrett's Esophagus Endoscopic Mucosal Resection - An American Experience, ACG Conference 2008, 2008
Pittsburgh Best Doctors 2021-22 (Pittsburgh Magazine & Castle Connolly), 2021