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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH



Phone: 412-578-9525

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 C Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-9525
Fax: 412-383-7236
Education and Training
AB, Princeton University, 1992
MD, Mount Sinai Medical School, 1996
MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2005
Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, 1996
T 32 GI Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2006
Research Interest
Dr. Greer is an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on cancer epidemiology related to colon and pancreatic cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease risk factors and case management, bioinformatics, and medical education in digestion and nutrition.
Educational Interest
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Nutrition
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Greer, J.B., Whitcomb, D.C., Brand, R.E. Genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer: a brief review. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102: 2564-2569.
Greer, J.B., Whitcomb, D.C. Role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in pancreatic cancer. Gut. 2007; 56: 601-605.
Brand, R.E., Greer, J.B., Zolotarevsky, E., Brand, R., Du, H., Simeone, D., Zisman, A., Gorchow, A., Lee, S.Y., Roy, H.K. Pancreatic cancer patients who smoke and drink are diagnoses at younger ages. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 7: 1007-1012.
Greer, J.B., Yazer, M.H., Raval, J.S., Barmada, M.M., Brand, R.E., Whitcomb, D.C. Significant association between ABO blood group and pancreatic cancer. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 16: 5588-5591.
Greer, J.B., O'Keefe, S.J. Microbial induction of immunity, inflammation, and cancer. Frontiers in Physiology. 2011; 1: 168.
Kip, K.E., Swoger, J.M., Grandinetti, L.M., Barrie, A.M., Greer, J.B., Regueiro, M.D. Tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonist-associated psoriasis in inflammatory diseases: an analysis of the FDA adverse event reporting system. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2013; 19: 1164-1172.
Regueiro, M.D, Greer, J.B., Binion, D.G., Schraut, W.H., Goyal, A., Keljo, D.J., Cross, R.K., Williams, E.D., Herfarth, H.H., Siegel, C.A. The inflammatory bowel disease live interinstitutional and interdisciplinary videoconference education (IBD LIVE) series. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2014; 20: 1687-1695.
Le, P.N., Greer, J.B., Oikonomou, I., Schraut, W.H., Siegel, C.A., Cross, R.K., Holubar, S.D., Tinsley, A., Koltun, W.A., Binion, D.G. IBD LIVE Case Series- Case 2: Previous Cancer in a Patient with Crohn's Disease: Is it Appropriate to Use Biologics and Immunosuppressants for IBD Treatment?. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2015; 21: 1401-1406.
Regueiro, M.D., McAnallen, S.E., Greer, J.B., Perkins, S.E., Ramalingam, S., Szigethy, E. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialty Medical Home: A New Model of Patient-centered Care. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2016.
Notable Achievements
Member, American Medical Association, 1993 - Present
Member, American Public Health Association, 2003 - Present
Member, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 2003 - Present
Member, AMA-MAC (Minority Affairs Consortium), 2006 - Present
Member, AMWA (American Medical Writer’s Association), 2006 - Present
Member, Faculty of 1000 junior member, 2009 - Present
Member, A.S.P.E.N., 2011 - Present
Book: Greer JB, forward by Francis LK. The Anti-Breast Cancer Cookbook. Sunrise River Press, 2013
Book: Greer JB, forward by Calle EE of the American Cancer Society. The Anti-Cancer Cookbook. Sunrise River Press., 2008
Co-Editor: DIGEST (accredited physician education), 2005 - Present