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photo Aylin Tansel, MD, MPH



Phone: 412-232-8888

Office: UPMC Mercy Digestive Health Center
1515 Locust Street, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Administrative Assistant:
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Address: UPMC Mercy Digestive Health Center
1515 Locust Street, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Education and Training
BA, Rice University - Houston, TX, 2006
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - Miami, FL, 2010
MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health - Houston, TX, 2016
Internal Medicine Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA, 2013
Gastroenterology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2016
4th Year Advanced Gastroenterology Research Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2017
Research Interest
Dr. Tansel conducts clinical and translational research related to diseases of gut-brain health.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Tansel cares for patients with diseases of gut-brain health, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) and other motility GI diseases. She also cares for general gastroentereology patients.
Educational Interest
Dr. Tansel educates interns, residents, fellows, and medical students.
Selected Publications:
Tansel A, Kramer J, Feng H, El-Serag HB, Kanwal F. Risk Trajectories for Readmission and Death After Cirrhosis-Related Hospitalization. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2019; 64(6): 1470-77.
hernaez R, Kramer JR, Liu Y, Tansel A, Natarajan Y, Hussain KB, Gines P, Sola E, Moreau R, Gerbes A, El-Serag HB, Kanwal F. Prevalence and Short-term mortality of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: A National Cohort Study from the USA. Journal of Hepatology. 2019; 70(4): 639-47.
Kaur M, Singapura P, Kalakota N, Cruz G, Shukla R, Ahsan S, Tansel A, Thrift A, El-Serag HB. Factors that contribute to Indeterminate Results from the QuantiFERON_TB Gold In-Tube Test in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2018; 16(10): 1616-21.
Vanga RR, Tansel A, Sidiq S, El-Serag HB, Othman M. Diagnostic Performance of Measurement of Fecal Elastase-1 in Detection of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2018; 16(8): 1200-28.
Graham DY, Tansel A. Interchangeable Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Based on Relative Potency. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2018; 16(6): 800-807.
Kanwal F, Pyne JM, Tavakoli-Tabasi S, Nicholson S, Dieckgraefe B, Storay E, Goetz MB, Kramer JR, Smith D, Sansgiry S, Tansel A, Gifford AL, Asch SM. A Randomized Trial of Off-site Collaborative Care for Depression in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus. Health Servi Res. 2017.
Kanwal F, Tansel A, El-Serage HB, Feng H, Asch S. Trends in 30-day and 1-year Morality Among Patients Hospitalized with Cirrhosis from 2004 to 2013. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017; 112(8): 1287-97.
Tansel A, Katz LH, El-Serag HB, Thrift AP, Parepally M, Shakhatreh MH, Kanwal F. Incidence and Determinants of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2017; 15(8): 1207-17.
Khan A, Tansel A, White DL, Lindsay J, El-Serag HB, Kanwal F. Efficacy of Interventions in Inducing and Maintaining Alcohol Abstinence in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease - A Systematic Review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016; 14(2): 191-202.