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George A. Makar, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
215 Floor Wright Saunders
39th & Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8900
Education:
BS (Pharmacy)
Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1995.
MD
University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2000.
MSCE
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2000-2001.
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2003.
Fellow in Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2006.
Fellowship in Advanced Hepatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003.
Board Certified Gastroenterology, 2006.
Board Certified Transplant Hepatology, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg DS: Early post-transplant survival: Interaction of MELD score and hospitalization status. J Hepatol. 2015.

Therese Bittermann, George A. Makar, David S. Goldberg: The impact of MELD score and hospitalization status prior to liver transplantation on short-term posttransplantation survival: a national study. Hepatology Volume 60, Issue Supplement S1 60(Supplement S1): 73A, October 2014 Notes: oral presentation abstract number 126 AASLD annual Meeting, October 2014

Makar GA, Holmes JH, Yang YX. : Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy and Colorectal Cancer Risk. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014.

Goldberg DS, Makar G, Bittermann T, French B. : Center variation in the use of nonstandardized model for end-stage liver disease exception points. Liver Transpl 2013.

Robert Weinrieb, Omair Abbasi, Marlee Madora, Alexandra Leto, Kevin Lynch, George Makar : A Matched Comparison Study of Medical and Psychiatric Complications in Methadone-Maintained Liver Transplant Recipients: Re-evaluation Nine Years Later Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 60th Annual Meeting. 2013 Notes: oral presentation.

Cantor JP, Makar GA, Reddy KR, Furth EE: Hepatic Injury in the Liver Allograft Biopsy Continues Despite Hepatitis C Viral Clearance with Interferon Treatment. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting 2012 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation.

McConnell RA, Kim S, Ahmad NA, Falk GW, Forde KA, Ginsberg GG, Jaffe DL, Makar GA, Long WB, Panganamamula KV, Kochman ML. : Poor Discriminatory Function for Endoscopic Skills on a Computer-Based Simulator. Gastrointest Endosc 76: 993-1002, 2012.

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg D. : Exception point applications for 15 points for liver transplantation: An unintended consequence of the Share 15 policy. American Association of Study of Liver Disease Annual Meeting 2012 2012 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Bittermann T, Makar G, Goldberg D. : Exception point applications for 15 points: an unintended consequence of the share 15 policy. Liver Transpl 18:: 1302-9, 2012 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Goldberg D, Bittermann T, Makar G: Lack of standardization in exception points for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and bacterial cholangitis. Am J Transplant 12: 1603-9, 2012.

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