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Robert S. Venick


Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Liver & Intestinal Transplantation Services, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Dr. Venick graduated Cum Laude from Duke University with a B.A. in public policy, prior to attending medical school at the university of Southern California (USC). Dr. Venick completed his residency and fellowship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he pursued a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2006, where he serves as the Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Services at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

Dr. Venick has received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Society for Transplantation for his research in intestinal transplant associated liver disease, auto-immune hepatitis, liver and intestinal transplant related pharmacogenomics, medication adherence and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease.

Dr. Venick is the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association. He is active in many professional societies in the pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition, and transplant communities. Dr. Venick has authored over 75 peer reviewed publications, and his teaching skills have been recognized by many of the trainees he has mentored over the years. His Clinical skills have also been recognized as a Southern California Super Doctor.

Dr. Venick’s clinical and translational research in intestinal failure has focused on nutritional outcomes and the role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in intestinal failure associated liver disease. His interests are in the areas of intestine transplant, liver transplant, Wilson’s disease, liver disease, Hyperbilirubinemia, and Biliary Atresia.

Robert S. Venick
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