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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Naudia N. Jonassaint, MD, MHS


Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine

Medical Director, Hepatology


Phone: 412-647-5734

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Center for Liver Diseases
3471 Fifth Avenue - 900 Kaufmann Building
Pittsburgh, 15213
Phone: 412-647-5734
Fax: 412-647-5070
Administrative Assistant:
Melissa Connell
Address: UPMC- Montefiore Hospital Transplant Hepatology
N758 Montefiore
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-5734
Fax: 412-647-5070
Administrative Assistant:
Cheronda Craig
Address: Div. of Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition ( CLD) Centers for Liver Diseases
3471 5th Ave 916 Lillian Kaufman Bld
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-5470
Fax: 412-647-5736
Education and Training
MHS - Clinical Investigation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD, 2011
MD, Yale School of Medicine - New Haven, CT, 2005
BA - Biology, Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD, 1999
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD, 2014
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD, 2013
Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD, 2008
Research Interest
Dr. Jonassaint is an Assistant Professor of Medicine whose research interest is focused on exploration of specific biologic markers involved in the development and progression of liver disease in both the pre- and post- transplant populations, with a focus on disparities in liver transplant outcomes. This research program also explores why some patients experience rapid fibrosis progression or accelerated graft loss post-transplant.
Clinical Interest
Hepatology care for patients with liver diseases.
Selected Publications:
Gorgy, A.I., Jonassaint, N.L., Stanley, S.E., Koteish, A., DeZern, A.E., Walter, J.E., Sopha, S.C., Hamilton, J.P., Hoover-Fong, J., Chen, A.R., Anders, R.A., Kamel, I.R., Armanios, M. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is a frequent cause of dyspnea in the short telomere disorders. Chest Journal. 2015; 148(4): 1019-26.
Rogal, S., Mankaney, G., Udawatta, V., Good, C.B., Chinman, M., Zickmund, S., Bielefeldt, K., Jonassaint, N., Jazwinski, A., Shaikh, O., Hughes, C., Humar, A., DiMartini, A., Fine, M.J. Association Between Opiod Use and Readmission Following Liver Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Late Phase Clinical Trials and Observational Studies (Collaborative U01)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Grant Number: U01 AA026978
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023
Notable Achievements
Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2008 - Present
Member, American Gastroenterological Association, 2008 - Present
Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2008 - Present