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photo Adam Slivka, MD, PhD


Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs, Div. of GI, Hepatology & Nutrition

Medical Director, GI Service Line for UPMC Health System


Phone: 412-647-0994

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 C Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-0994
Fax: 412-647-1880
Administrative Assistant:
Deborah Roche
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 PUH C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-0994
Fax: 412-647-1880
Administrative Assistant:
Terri Wetmore
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition- 200 Lothrop St
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2- PUH, C-Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-8132
Fax: 412-647-1880
Education and Training
BS, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, 1981
PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY, 1988
MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY, 1988
Internship, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1989
Medical Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1991
Clinical & Research Fellowships - Gastroenterology, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1993
3rd Tier Intervential Gastroenterology Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, MA, 1994
Research Interest
A Professor of Medicine, Dr. Slivka's research interests include non-invasive diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary cancer, development and testing of new drugs and devices used during ERCP, and the development of new strategies to treat pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
Clinical Interest
Evaluation and management of patients with pancreaticobiliary diseases both benign and malignant. ERCP. Endoscopic mucosal resection of tumors of the large and small bowel.
Educational Interest
Training fellows in ERCP and EMR. Lecture medical students on the pathophysiology of gallstones.
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Selected Publications:
Papachristou, G.I., Muddana, V., Yadav, D., O'Connell, M., Sanders, M.K., Slivka, A., Whitcomb, D.C. Comparison of BISAP, Ranson's, APACHE-II, and CTSI scores in predicting organ failure, complications, and mortality in acute pancreatitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 105(2): 435-41.
Papachristou, G.I., Abu-Elmagd, K.M., Bond, G., Costa, G., Mazariegos, G.V., Sanders, M.K., Slivka, A. Pancreaticobiliary complications after composite visceral transplantation: incidence, risk, and management strategies. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 73(6): 1165-73.
Meining, A., Chen, Y.K., Pleskow, D., Stevens, P., Shah, R.J., Chuttani, R., Michalek, J., Slivka, A. Direct visualization of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary strictures with probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy: a multicenter experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; 74(5): 961-8.
Nasr, J.Y., Hashash, J.G., Orons, P., Marsh, W., Slivka, A. Rendezvous procedure for the treatment of bile leaks and injury following segmental hepatectomy. Digestive and Liver Disease. 2013; 45(5): 433-6.
Slivka, A., Gan, I., Jamidar, P., Costamagna, G., Cesaro, P., Giovannini, M., Caillol, F., Kahaleh, M. Validation of the diagnostic accuracy of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for the characterization of indeterminate biliary strictures: results of a prospective multicenter international study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015; 81(2): 282-90.
Kahaleh, M., Giovannini, M., Jamidar, P., Gan, S.I., Cesaro, P., Caillol, F., Filoche, B., Karia, K., Smith, I., Gaidhane, M., Slivka, A. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for indeterminate biliary strictures: refinement of the image interpretation classification. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. 2015; 2015: 675210.
Slivka, A. Advances in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. 2015; 25(4): xv-xvi.
Singhi, A.D., Slivka, A. Evaluation of indeterminate biliary strictures: Is it time to FISH or cut bait?. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2016; 83(6): 1236-8.
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
ASGE Master Endoscopist Award, 2021
Pittsburgh Best Doctors (Pittsburgh Magazine & Castle Connolly), 2009 - Present
Man of the Year, National Pancreas Foundation, 2009
Excellence in Education Award - Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2nd Year Facilitator, 1997