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Thomas Shaw-Stiffel, MD, MMM

Dr Thomas Shaw-Stiffel went to medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed further training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

He then moved to the United States in 1991, first to serve as Chief of Gastroenterology at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale - New Haven Health System, in Bridgeport, CT, and then as Chief of Medicine at Park Ridge Health System in Rochester, NY. From 1997 to 2002, he was Medical Director of Liver Transplantation as well as Director of Hepatology at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester.

In October 2002, he was invited to join the Liver Transplant Team and the Center for Liver Diseases in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. Since arriving in Pittsburgh, he has been instrumental in starting one of the first monthly support groups for patients with liver disease in the region.

Dr Shaw-Stiffel has received several teaching and research awards. His main research interests are in liver pharmacology and immunology, particularly in the realm of transplantation. He has published widely and he has served on various committees including the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. In 2000, he completed a Masters of Medical Management (MMM), an MBA geared for physician executives.