Biographies

Alexander G. Miethke, MD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-8948

Email: alexander.miethke@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Pediatric liver disease including biliary atresia, inherited liver diseases, autoimmune hepatitis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis; gastrointestinal problems in children with bone marrow failure syndromes

Research Interests

Immune mediated liver injury, specifically the role of regulatory T cells in biliary atresia and primary sclerosing cholangitis; genetic basis for intrahepatic cholestasis in children; acute liver failure in infants with mitochondrial disorders

Biography

Alexander G. Miethke , MD, joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as a fellow in 2005, after completing his Pediatric Residency Training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Following the completion of his fellowship, he pursued an additional year of training in pediatric transplant hepatology under the mentorship of Dr. William Balistreri and the physicians and surgeons of the Pediatric Liver Care Center.

In 2009, Dr. Miethke was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Pediatric Liver Care Center. His basic science research interests include the role of regulatory T cells in biliary atresia and other immune mediated liver diseases and the genetic basis of chronic cholestasis syndromes.

Education and Training

MD: Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, 2000.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2004.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2007.

Advanced Fellowship: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2009.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2005; Pediatric Gastroenterology 2009; Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, 2010.

Publications

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Grants

Regulatory T cells and the pathogenesis of biliary atresia. Principal Investigator. American Liver Foundation. Jul 2009 - Jun 2012.

Clinical center for cholestatic liver disease in children. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2009 - Jul 2014. #RFA-DK-08-005.