GI physician leader to know: Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis of Mayo Clinic

Konstantinos Lazaridis, MD, is a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Joining Mayo Clinic in 2000, Dr. Lazaridis served as a Mayo Foundation Scholar in Genomics in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health from 2000 to 2002.

Dr. Lazaridis is conducting a research program at Mayo Clinic to investigate how genetic predisposition and the genetic-environmental interaction play a part in chronic cholestatic liver diseases' development and outcomes.

He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society for Human Genetics, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association and European Association for the Study of the Liver.

Dr. Lazaridis earned his medical degree from University of Ioannina in Epirus, Greece. Following medical school, he underwent his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic, where he also completed his gastroenterology fellowship.

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