Drew Feranchak, M.D., is from Pittsburgh, Pa., and received his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and his fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences and Children’s Hospital in Denver.
In 2004, he joined the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, becoming Division Chief in 2011.
Dr. Feranchak’s research interests include the mechanisms of bile formation, biliary secretion, and liver cell volume regulation. His research uses innovative models and techniques to understand the basic mechanism underlying cellular bile formation. This research will provide a foundation for new therapeutic strategies to treat cholestatic liver diseases.
Dr. Feranchak is the winner of the American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, the North American Society Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellow Research Award, the Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation Silver Anniversary Award, and the Regal Award for excellence in gastroenterology and liver research.
He is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the department's Division of Gastroenterology at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. He holds the Willis C. Maddrey, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Liver Disease.