Medical Advisory Board

PFIC Network Medical Advisory Board 

The PFIC Network Medical Advisory Board is a committee of specialists who serve as scientific advisors to PFIC Network. Members serve as volunteers and include both clinicians and researchers. We are grateful to these PFIC experts for sharing their time and expertise with us. Their guidance helps us better serve the PFIC community and advance our mission of improving the lives of PFIC patients worldwide.

Richard Thompson, MD
pfic hepatologist
King’s College, London

Professor of Molecular Hepatology Honorary Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist

Dr. Thompson has presented several webinars on PFIC genetics at PFIC Network conferences.

Laura Bull, Ph.D.
pfic professor
University of California San Francisco

UCSF Liver Center Laboratory San Francisco General Hospital University of California San Fransisco

Dr. Bull contributed a detailed summary about PFIC genetics to our PFIC Reasearch Library.

Benjamin L. Shneider, MD
pediatrics doctor
Texas Childrens Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

George Peterkin Endowed Chair Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Section, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Baylor College of Medicine Chief of Service, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Texas Children’s Hospital

Ronald J. Sokol, MD, FAASLD
pfic doctor
Childrens Hospital Colorado

Arnold Silverman MD Endowed Chair in Digestive Health Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics Director, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Science, Univ. of Colorado Denver Chief, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Digestive Health Institute University of Colorado School of Medicine Children’s Hospital Colorado


Dr. Sokol presented a webinar about considerations related to Covid and PFIC patients at the 2021 Virtual Family Conference.

James E Squires MD, MS
hepotology doctor
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Director, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Program Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Dr. Squires has presented numerous webinars at PFIC Network conferences.

Henkjan Verkade MD, PhD
University of Groningen

Professor of Pediatrics – Gastroenterology/Hepatology – University of Groningen

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Pramod Mistry, MBBS, PhD, MA, MD
Yale Medicine

Internal Medicine, Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Genetics

Pramod K. Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FAASLD, cares for adults and children with inherited metabolic liver diseases. He has a particular interest in Gaucher disease, an inherited disorder in which fatty substances build up in certain organs. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mistry is director of the Yale Lysosomal Disease Center and the internationally recognized Gaucher Disease Treatment Center.

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