GI physician leader to know: Dr. Robert Squires of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Robert H. Squires Jr., MD, serves as clinical director, division of pediatric gastroenterology and director of hepatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is also a professor of pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has also served as chair of the gastroenterology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was an executive council member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition.

Dr. Squires' clinical interests include pediatric liver disease, hepatitis B and C, liver and intestinal transplantation, acute liver failure, autoimmune hepatitis and biliary atresia. His research interests center on fatty liver disease of childhood, clinical aspects of hepatocyte transplantation and neonatal cholestasis.

Dr. Squires is a national primary investigator for the National Institutes of Health-funded Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study and is developing treatment plans for children with the disease. He is also a member of the NIH-funded Biliary Atresia Research Consortium. His work has been published peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Pediatrics and Clinical Liver Disease. He was recently named the winner of the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2015 Murray Davidson Award.

Dr. Squires completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, where he also completed fellowships in pediatric gastroenterology/nutrition and ambulatory pediatrics.

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