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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS



Phone: 412-578-9424

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
UPMC Presbyterian, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-9424
Fax: 412-647-1880
Administrative Assistant:
Stacey Newton
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
PUH, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-9424
Fax: 412-647-1880
Education and Training
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2011
Postbaccalaureate, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
BA, Harvard University Extension School, 2005
BA, Harvard University, 2004
Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Pancreatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2018
Gastroenterology Fellowship - Years 2 & 3, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017
Gastroenterology Fellowship - Year I, Yale University, 2015
Internal Medicine Residence, Yale University, 2014
Certificate in Clinical Research, Inst. for Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
Research Interest
Mechanisms of fatty acid toxicity in Severe Acute Pancreatitis.
Perception of pain in Chronic Pancreatitis.
Mechanisms of pain processing in Chronic Pancreatitis.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Phillips is sees patients with pancreatic and biliary diseases, with a specialization in medical pancreatology. Dr. Phillips also supports the Divsion's Nutrition Support Service.
Selected Publications:
Phillips AE, Shah N, Borhani A, Yadav D, Brand R. Prior History of Pancreatitis Accelerates the development of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2018; 47(10): 1262-66.
Phillips AE, LaRusch J, Abberbock J, Alkaade S, Amann ST, Anderson MA, Baillie JB, Banks PA, Brand RE, Conwell D, Cote GA, Forsmark CE, Gardner TB, Gelrud A, Guda N, Lewis M, Money ME, Miniraj T, ..., Yadav D. Known Genetic Susceptibility Factors for Chronic Pancreatitis in Patients of European Ancestry are Rare in Patients o fAfrican Ancestry. Pancreatology. 2018; Epub ahead of print.
Bishu S, Koutroumpakis E, Mounzer R, Stello K, Pollock N, Evans A, Whitcomb DC, Papachristou GI. The -251A/T Polymorphism in the IL8 Promoter is a Risk Factor for Acute Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018; 47(1): 87-91.
Ooka K, Rustagi T, Evans A, Farrell JJ. Surveillance and Outcomes of Non-resected Presumed Branch-duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms: A Meta-Analysis. Pancreas. 2017; 46(7): 927-35.
Phillips AE, Papachristou GI, Slivka A. Consideration of Clinical Context and Alternative Therapies in Aggressive Resuscitation for Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017; Epub ahead of print.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Digestive Diseases Training Program
Role: Post Doctoral Associate
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: T32 DK063922
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
Competitive Travel Award, NPF Fellows Symposium, 2016, 2017 & 2018
APA Young Investigator Award, 2018
Competitive Travel Grant to attend Origins of Hepatobiliary & Gastrointestinal Physiology Lab Course - Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Maine, 2016
Poster of Distinction, DDW 2016 - San Diego, CA, 2016
Case Presenter, NY Society for GI Endoscopy Fellow Presentation Night - New York, NY, 2015