Gary L. Gitnick, MD

Professor and Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

   Dr. Gitnick’s major research interests are cell transplantation for artificial liver support systems and chemotactic mediators in inflammatory bowel diseases.  Dr. Gitnick and his group have pioneered methods for microencapsulation of cells to permit long-term implantation without rejection.  They also have developed an extracorporeal bioartificial liver support system.  Dr. Gitnick is a well-known expert on transfusion hepatitis and hepatitis-C.  He has been involved in research to refine existing serological tests for hepatitis detection.

GGitnick@mednet.ucla.edu
310-825-7501