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Ira J. Fox, MD

Ira Fox, MD
Job Title Director, Center for Innovative Regenerative Therapies, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Job Title Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6110 Phone
412-692-6116 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1976 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


1979 Department of Surgery, University of Calilfornia Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
1983 Senior/Chief Resident, Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA


1981 Immunology Research, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1985 Transplant, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
  • New York Surgical Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Surgical Research Society of Australasia, Honorary Membership
  • Transplantation Society, Local Organizing Committee-VI International
  • Small Bowel Transplant Symposium
  • Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Cell Transplant Society
  • American Surgical Association
  • The Henry Kunkel Society
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


  • Outstanding Investigator Award, University of Nebraska COM
  • Dr. Allen O. Whipple Memorial Price (Surgery), Columbia University


  • Ito M, Nagata H, Yamamoto T, Yoshihara D, Fox IJ, Miyakawa S.  Intrasplenic hepatocyte transplantation prolonged the survival of Nagase analbuminemic rats with liver failure induced by common bile duct ligation. Cell Transplantation 2007, 16; 547-553.
  • Kawashita Y. Roy-Chowdhury N, Moitra R, Wang X, Fox IJ, Guha C, Roy-Chowdhury J. Hepatic repopulation with stably transduced conditionally immortalized hepatocytes in the Gunn rat model of Crigler-Najjar syndrome type I. (Submitted J Hepatology).
  • Ita M, Ito R, Yoshihara D, Ikeno M, Kamya M, Suzuki N, Horiguchi A, Nagata H, Yamamoto T, Kobayashi N, Fox IJ, Okazaki T, Miyakawa S. Immortalized hepatocytes using a human artificial chromosome. (Submitted Cell Transplantation).

    View Dr. Fox's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Hepatocyte Transplantation for Acute Decompensated Liver Failure
  • Hepatocyte Transplantation for Liver Based Metabolic Disorders
  • Generation of human-induced pluripotent stem cells
Last Update
July 7, 2015
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Last Update
July 7, 2015