Dr. Block’s research interests focus on liver, pancreas, and HPB cancers. Current research topics include NASH, HCV, HBV, TIPS, and endoscopic guided therapies in advanced PDAC.
MD: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1984
MSc (Molecular Biology): University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1979
BSc (Nutrition/Computer Sciences): University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1979
Honors and Awards:
ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection) Masters Course, Olympus Corp./ASGE, 2016
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1998
ADA/National Institutes of Health Research Award, 1986
Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1986-88
Therapeutic and Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Clinical Fellowship, CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Hôpital Saint-Luc) and University of Montreal, Canada, 2011, 2013
Aerospace Medicine Fellowship, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Federal Aviation Administration, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2012
Clinical and Research Fellowship in GI, Hepatology, Transplant Medicine and Advanced Endoscopy, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1989-91
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1988-89
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1984-86
Transplant Hepatology, ABIM (2006-2024)
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, ABIM (1991-2023)
Aerospace Medical Examiner, FAA/NASA (2012-18)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)
Dr. Block’s clinical specialty is all forms of liver disease and pre- and post-treatment of liver transplant.
Liver Disease Registry.