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MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Dr. Venkat is involved with clinical research studies related to pediatric liver disease and liver transplant outcomes. She is an active co-investigator in iWITH, a clinical trial of immunosuppression withdrawal in stable pediatric liver transplant recipients. Her focus has been on the long term graft health, safety outcomes and reversibility of rejection during immunosuppression withdrawal. Her clinical work with the liver transplant program has led to publications in challenging pediatric liver transplant populations including primary sclerosing cholangitis, re-transplantation, and strategies to improve patient adherence to the medical regimen. Dr. Venkat is a co-investigator in the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) and has worked collaboratively to further understand the natural history and outcomes of children with cholestatic liver diseases such as biliary atresia and Alagille syndrome. This collaboration includes her role as site lead in PRIME, A Phase I/IIa Trial of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Therapy Following Portoenterostomy in Infants with Biliary Atresia.
View Dr. Venkat's full list of publications from PubMed.
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Total Comments: 23
She was very nice and knowledgeable! However, did not really spend enough time with us and did not tell us anything we didn't already know.
the Doctor was fantastic we left at 8:30 the person who makes follow up appointments wasn't at desk. they had us go to hippo part and was able to make it
Dr Venkat is amazing. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have her on our side while going through Biliary Atresia diagnosis and treatment. She has been my child's GI doctor since 5 weeks old and my daughter has had a very positive experience going through this awful pediatric liver disease. She's amazing and I highly recommend.
I felt that she dismissed what I was saying and didn't feel like she had time for me to explain everything that was going on with my child. her transcriptionist was very nice
Dr. Veena Venkat has been a true blessing for my family. Our last doctor was very rude and had us thinking my son had Cirrhosis of the liver. Veena has been very thorough and had cleared up any mistakes made by past doctors and found that my son only had a fatty liver. I will always recommend her to anyone I can in need of a doctor for their child.
Dr.Venkat was as always at the top of her game, as we're the others on that wing.
The doctor is awesome. She is very personable and friendly.
We really appreciate dr. venkatt!
The staff and doctor was very informative and really answered all our questions
seemed very knowledgeable
experience was great as usual.
We waited months for this appointment due to the lack of availability anywhere other than 1.5 hours away from our home and I was disappointed by the service we received at our appointment. The doctor did ask a lot of questions to try to understand our son's medical history, but provided little to no solution other than telling us "he will grow out of it, so keep doing what you are doing". I tried explaining to her that what we were doing was clearly not working since our son was still in pain. I started to get upset and cry because as a new mother, I am frustrated and feel terrible to see my son in constant pain and the doctor stared at me as if she was annoyed by me being upset and my push back to her lack of response. We felt as if she was belittling our situation.
all the staff is always good
Dr. Venkat answered all of our questions.
it was the first time seeing her and that didn't bring any changes in my sons health condition, just waiting for some more days as she said it was post viral. she's not bad.
best office and place ever no complaints!! I am so pleased and relieved thank you!!!
They always have his current information to best serve his health care needs and that is very comforting.
All went well
Very positive experience. Dr. Venkat and Lyndsay are very professional and capable!
the greatest care
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