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Dr. Szigethy to be Honored @ CCF Night of Steel

Eva M. Szigethy, MD, PhD will be honored as the 2021 “Excellence in Health Care Honoree” at the Western PA/WV Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Night of Steel event.  Night of Steel will occur on September 25, 2021 at the David L. Lawrence Convention...

Congratulations Dr. Duarte-Rojo: FAASLD

Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD, FAASLD has been inducted as an American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Fellow.  AASLD honors superior professional achievement in clinical practice and research with fellowship in the organization.  AASLD Fellowship is...

Dr. Duerr Honored by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Richard H. Duerr, MD will be honored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation national office during their June 10, 2021 “Uniting to Care & Cure” virtual program, also known as “Toast & Roast”.  Dr. Duerr will receive this national award for his commitment to...

PAND Young Dietitian of the Year

Therezia Alchoufete, MS, RD, LDN will receive the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (PAND) “Young Dietitian of the Year Award” at the PAND Annual Meeting in April 2021.  Ms. Alchoufete is the lead dietitian for the UPMC IBD Center’s Total Care-IBD...

Dr. Whitcomb’s Life Insights Featured by ACG

ACG Magazine highlighted the life’s work and purpose of David Whitcomb, MD, PhD in his article, “Perspectives and Advice to Trainees and the Next Generation of Physicians and Scientists”.  Dr. Whitcomb discusses attributes for a meaningful career and life in this...

Congratulations Dr. Levinthal: “AGAF”

David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD, AGAF has been inducted as an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Fellow.  The AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical practice and research with fellowship in the organization.  Fellowships are awarded to...

Dr. Evans Explores Depression & Anxiety in CP

Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS discusses behavioral medicine approaches to improve quality of life scores for chronic pancreatitis (CP) patients in a compelling article in Physicians Weekly, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pancreatitis. 

Reflections on Physician Grief

In Physicians in Mourning: Grieving with a Purpose, Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS explores a seldom discussed aspect of physician self care, the acknowledgement and processing of grief.  Dr. Evans is an associate editor for the Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin...

Dr. Adam Slivka Honored as ASGE Master

Adam Slivka, MD, PhD will receive one of top honors from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  Dr. Slivka will receive the ASGE’s Master Endoscopist Award in May 2020 at the ASGE’s annual meeting.  This award recognized clinicians who spend the...

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