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Benjamin L. Shneider, MD

Dr. Benjamin L. Shneider - Director, Pediatric Hepatology Center
Job Title Director, Pediatric Hepatology
Job Title Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5180 Phone
412-692-7355 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1986 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


1989 Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


1992 Yale University, New Haven, CT


  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Physiological Society

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Physician Scientist Award
  • Young Investigator Award, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes
  • America's Top Pediatricians: Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Society of Clinical Investigators, Member


  • Siebold L, Dick A, Thompson R, Maggiore G, Jacquemin E, Jaffe R, Strautnieks S, Grammatikopoulos T, Horslen S, Whitington P, Shneider B.  Recurrent low gamma glutamyl transpeptidase cholestasis following liver transplantation for BSEP disease. Liver Transpl. 16:856-863, 2010.
  • Chen F, Ellis E, Strom S, Shneider B.  ATPase class I type 8B membrane 1 and protein kinase C-z induce the expression of the canalicular bile salt export pump in human hepatocytes.  Pediatr. Res. 67:183-187, 2010.
  • Magee J, Krishan S, Benfield M, Hsu D, Shneider B.  Pediatric transplantation in the United States, 1997  2006.  Am J. Transpl. 8(4 Pt 2):935-46, 2008.
  • Neimark E, Chen F, Li X, Magid M, Alasio T, Frankenberg T, Sinha J, Dawson P, Shneider B. c-fos is a critical mediator of inflammatory-mediated repression of the apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter. Gastroenterology. 131:554-567, 2006.
  • Shneider B, Brown M, Haber B, Whitington P, Schwarz K, Squires R, Bezerra J, Shepherd R, Rosenthal P, Hoofnagle J, Sokol R and the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium. A Multi-center study of outcome in biliary atresia in the United States (1997-2000). J. Pediatr. 148:467-474, 2006.

Research Interests

  • Intestinal Gene Regulation
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cholestasis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Wilson Disease

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Molecular Regulation of Ileal/Renal Bile Acid Transport
  • A Multi-Center Group to Study Acute Liver Failure in Children
  • Biliary Atresia Research Consortium
Last Update
February 6, 2013
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February 6, 2013