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photo Fadi F. Francis, MD


Medical Director, Center for Liver Diseases


Phone: 412-232-8888

Office: 1515 Locust St
5th floor/ Gastroenterology
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Administrative Assistant:
Clinical-Procedure Scheduling
Address: 1515 Locust St
5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Education and Training
MD, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences II, 1992
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
Medical Internship and Residency, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, 1996
Research Interest
Dr. Francis's research interests include fatty liver disease and association with obesity, thrombocytopenia in liver disease and liver diseases in general. Gastroenterology research interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Francis’s clinical interests include all kind of liver diseases, including fatty liver, viral hepatitis as well as cirrhosis and its complications. He evaluates and manages liver transplant patients. In addition to caring for patients with liver disease, Dr. Francis has an extensive clinical portfolio to diagnose and treat general gastroenterology conditions and pancreaticobiliary disorders.
Educational Interest
Dr. Francis is an active teacher of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of medical students, interns and residents as well as Gastroenterology fellows.
He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Exam Item Writing Task Force.

Dr. Francis holds 3 board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He is also certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine in Obesity Medicine.
Selected Publications:
Akoad M, Wagener M, Francis F, Ahmed J, Ulizio D, Cacciarelli TV. Outcome of Imported Liver Allografts and Impact on Patient Access to Liver Transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings. 2006; 38(10): 3564-66.
Hashash J, Francis F. An Unusual Cause of Melena: Gastric Myelosarcoma. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013; 28(6): 903.
Hashash J, Habib-Bein N, Khalid A, Francis FF. Recurrent Bladder Cancer Presenting as Rectal Linitis Plastica. Endoscopy. 2015; 47 Suppl 1: UCTN:E102-3.
Francis FF, Kulich SM, Hashash JG. Diarrhea, Ascites and Eosinophilia. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(4): e6-8.
Francis FF, Frye R, Hashash JG. Cholelithiasis and Biliary Cirrhosis in a 28-Year-Old Man. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2017; 15(5): A31-32.
Francis FF, Kulich SM, Hashash JG. Duodenal Scalloping Diagnoses Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2018; 17(9): A17-18.
Hashash JG, Jabak S, Francis FF, Regueiro M. Should We Be Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in IBD Patients Before Initiative of Biologic Therapy?. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 2021; 17(2): 291-94.
Aoun R, Jabak S, Mourad FH, Francis FF, Regueiro M, Hashash JG. First or Second Biologic in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Combination Therapy or Monotherapy?. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2021; Online ahead of print.
Hashash JG, Francis FF, Farraye FA. Diagnosis and Management of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2021; Online ahead of print.
Notable Achievements
Ranked first in class in Medical School, 1992
Certificate of Achievement in Medical Research awarded by Staten Island University Hospital, 1996
ACG Case Reports Journal Award, 2016
ACG Presidential Poster Award, 2016
Medical Director Liver Transplantation, VAPHS, 2005-2019
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, 2018
Member of the American College of Gastroenterology, 1997-present
Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2003-present
Member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2016-present
Member of the Obesity Medicine Assocation., 2019-present