• B.A., University of Rochester1974
  • M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine1978


  • Pediatric Intern, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia1978 - 1979
  • Junior Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia1979 - 1980
  • Assistant Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia1980 - 1981
  • Clinical Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital1981 - 1982
  • Research Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital1982 - 1984

Licensure and Board Certification

  • PA, State of Pennsylvania Medical License1978
  • MA, State of Massachusetts Medical License1982
  • Pediatrics1986
  • State of Missouri Medical License1986
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition1990


  • Alpha Omega Alpha1978
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, St. Louis University1978
  • Arthur E. McElfresh Department of Pediatrics Award, St. Louis University School of Medicine1978
  • Department of Neurology Award, St. Louis University School of Medicine1978
  • American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Award1983
  • Charles A Hood Foundation Postdoctoral Award1984
  • American Gastroenterological Association/Industry Research Scholar Award1985
  • Charles A. Janeway Fellowship Award1985
  • RJR Nabisco Research Scholars Award1986
  • Society for Pediatric Research Young Investigator Award (Honorable Mention)1986
  • American Heart Association Established Investigator Award1987
  • Burroughs Wellcome Scholar in Experimental Therapeutics Award1993
  • E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics1994
  • Donald Strominger Endowed Chair/Professorship, Washington University1996
  • Vira I. Heinz Endowed Chair, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh2001
  • Sass-Kortsak Award for Pediatric Liver Research, Canadian Liver Association2006
  • Shwachman Award for Lifetime Achievement, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition2011
  • David H Perlmutter Research Endowment, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation2013
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, AASLD Fellow2014