George Mazariegos, MD, is a pediatric liver and intestine transplant surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. Dr. Mazariegos earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL. He served his residency in general surgery at Spectrum Health, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and fellowships in surgical critical care and hepatic and multivisceral transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, Dr. Mazariegos was the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program Fellow of the Year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He joined the University of Pittsburgh of Medicine in 1994.
Dr. Mazariegos is an active pediatric liver and intestinal transplant surgeon. His main clinical interests are focused on the care of pediatric patients who have liver and/or intestinal disease requiring transplantation. He also specializes on treatment of adult and pediatric patients who develop acute liver failure and who may require specialized liver support therapies until they recover or until donor organs are available.
Dr. Mazariegos is leading clinical efforts to evaluate lowering or withdrawal of immunosuppression in long term liver transplant recipients in order to maximize quality of life and minimize post transplant complications. In collaboration with colleagues at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Dr. Mazariegos is conducting analysis of immunologic characteristics of patients successfully withdrawn from immunosuppression. This study, sponsored by the Immune Tolerance Network, is attempting to develop a “tolerance assay” which can be used to prospectively characterize patients who may be candidates for less immunosuppression.
Dr. George V. Mazariegos
Phone: (412) 692-6110