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The Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Center and Digestive Disease Center

These centers provide a focal point for patients and families and referring physicians to aid in the evaluation and management of patients with disorders of the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, pancreas, and the gastrointestinal tract.

The overall mission of the Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Center and Digestive Disease Center is to provide the highest possible level of patient care and also to provide top-quality education for students, residents and fellows and to participate actively in clinical and translational research studies. A most important resource for the center is the Program in Liver-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery, directed by David Iannitti, MD. Currently, these centers are located at 1025 Morehead Medical Plaza, Charlotte.

Key staff members of the Center include:

  • Lisa McCanna, Nurse Manager, 704-355-3291
  • The appointment line is: 704-512-MYGI (6944). The usual hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The center shares space with the Center for Organ Transplantation, including liver, kidney and pancreas.

Several clinical studies are currently in progress in the center, including studies in viral hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, primary and metastatic liver tumors, tumors of the bile ducts, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and inflammatory bowel diseases [Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis]. View more information about current active clinical studies.

Faculty members who attend the Center include: Herbert L. Bonkovsky, MD, Senior Adviser for Research, Director of Research, Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Center and Attending Hepatologist; Andrew Dries, MD,  Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound; John Hanson, MD, Member of Carolinas Physicians Network; David Iannitti, MD, Director of The Program in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery; John Martinie, MD, Hepatopancreaticobiliary Attending Surgeon; Thomas Pacicco, MD, Carolinas Physicians Network, Director of GI Endoscopy, Carolinas Medical Center; Srikanth Padma, MD, Fellow in HPB Surgery; Thomas Roberts, MD, Staff Gastroentemologist; Mark Russo, MD, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Attending Hepatologist; and Martin Scobey, MD, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology.

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