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April 2016


JEFFREY TECKMAN, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Teckman is Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Research and Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Dr Teckman completed an undergraduate double major in Chemistry and Zoology at Miami University in Ohio, and earned his MD at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He served on the faculty at Washington University Department of Pediatrics for 10 years before moving to his present position.

Dr. Teckman has studied liver injury with his primary focus being the genetic disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, for more than 20 years. During that time he has had continual extramural funding from a variety of federal, industry and private foundation sources. In basic science, he and his co-workers were the first to report the link between alpha-1 disease and the process of autophagy, which has since led to new clinical trials. He was also the first to propose a comprehensive mechanism model of liver injury in alpha-1. Dr. Teckman has published the only clinical drug trial ever reported for alpha-1 liver disease and he is the lead author of the largest reported cohort of liver patients. He also is involved in translational studies of hepatitis B infection, fatty liver disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and appetite regulation. Dr. Teckman has also had many administrative posts including Co-Chair of Strategic Planning for the Department of Pediatrics and member of the Board of Directors of the SLUCare, the faculty practice of Saint Louis University. He remains an active clinician, including performing more than 250 endoscopic procedures annually.

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