Mary Ayers, MD

Mary Ayers, MD

Hometown: Monmouth, IL

College/Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Biology, BS/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, MD

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

Career/Research Interests: I’m interested in transplant hepatology and am currently in a basic science lab studying a mouse model for cholestatic liver disease.  I’m very interested in incorporating advocacy in general practice.


Scholarly mentors:

  • James Squires, MD
  • Kari Nejak-Bowen, PhD

Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my family, usually cooking, eating and drinking.  I keep my sourdough starter alive, although the perfect loaf still evades me.  I spend more time than I should cultivating an Instagram following for my corgi.

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: My husband and I welcomed a baby boy at the end of my 2nd year of fellowship. I take an obscene number of photos of him and the aforementioned corgi.

Travels/Languages: Currently exploring my back patio, but hope to return to traveling as much as possible soon.

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Children's Hospital is a wonderful place to learn and train. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such inspiring minds.