Georgios Papachristou MDAssociate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Georgios Papachristou, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an advanced endoscopist who specializes in pancreaticobiliary diseases and practices state–of–the–art ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Board–certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Papachristou received his medical degree from the University of Patras School of Medicine in Greece graduating first in his class (summa cum lade). He completed training in Gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh and advanced endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
As a researcher, Dr. Papachristou is in charge of a number of institutional studies and multi-center collaborations. He directs a translational research laboratory focusing on the genetic basis, immulonology, and immune therapy of acute pancreatitis. He currently receives research funding from the Veterans Affairs Health System and American College of Gastroenterology. He has authored over 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
Dr. Papachristou is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE). He is an active member and serves in scientific committees in all major GI professional organizations.
Dr. Papachristou is a consultant for Salix and Shire pharmaceuticals