MD: Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2003.

PhD: Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 2008.

Residency: Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Certification: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2013.

Fellowship: Advanced/Transplant Hepatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Advanced/Transplant Hepatology.


Pediatric hepatology; pediatric transplant hepatology

Services and Specialties

Gastroenterology GI, Liver Transplant, Autoimmune Liver Disease, Liver Care, Liver Tumor


Pediatric hepatology; genetic and molecular mechanism of liver development and pathophysiology

Research Areas

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

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The Outcome of Patients With Cystic Biliary Atresia With Intact Proximal Hepatic Ducts Following Hepatic-Cyst-Jejunostomy. Asai, A; Wu, JF; Wang, KS; Yamataka, A; Nio, M; Su, DJ; Short, C; Tsuboi, K; Ochi, T; Sasaki, H; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 75:131-137.


Human iPSC-derived hepatocyte system models cholestasis with tight junction protein 2 deficiency. Li, CZ; Ogawa, H; Ng, SS; Chen, X; Kishimoto, E; Sakabe, K; Fukami, A; Hu, YC; Mayhew, CN; Hellmann, J; et al. 2022; 4.


Biliary Atresia and Other Disorders of the Extrahepatic Bile Ducts. Bezerra, JA; Asai, A; Tiao, G; Mullapudi, B; Balistreri, WF. Liver Disease in Children. 2021.


Modeling Human Bile Acid Transport and Synthesis in Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes with a Patient-Specific Mutation. Hayashi, H; Osaka, S; Sakabe, K; Fukami, A; Kishimoto, E; Aihara, E; Sabu, Y; Mizutani, A; Kusuhara, H; Naritaka, N; et al. Stem Cell Reports. 2021; 16:309-323.


Pathogenesis of biliary atresia: defining biology to understand clinical phenotypes. Asai, A; Miethke, A; Bezerra, JA. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2015; 12:342-352.

Editorial: Infants with cholestasis. Uchida, H; Tiao, GM; Shivakumar, P; Wong, KK Y; Asai, A; Amano, H. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2023; 11.

Diagnosis and management of glycogen storage disease type IV, including adult polyglucosan body disease: A clinical practice resource. Koch, RL; Soler-Alfonso, C; Kiely, BT; Asai, A; Smith, AL; Bali, DS; Kang, PB; Landstrom, AP; Akman, HO; Burrow, TA; et al. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2023; 138.

O18: A path forward for patients with glycogen branching enzyme deficiency: Consensus on diagnosing and managing glycogen storage disease type IV*. Koch, R; Soler-Alfonso, C; Kiely, B; Asai, A; Smith, A; Bali, D; Kang, P; Landstrom, A; Akman, HO; Burrow, TA; et al. 2023; 1.

Customized postoperative therapy improves bile drainage in biliary atresia: A single center preliminary report. Pandurangi, S; Kim, S; Asai, A; Bondoc, A; Balistreri, W; Campbell, K; Miethke, A; Peters, A; Rogers, M; Taylor, A; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022.

In vivo partial cellular reprogramming enhances liver plasticity and regeneration. Hishida, T; Yamamoto, M; Hishida-Nozaki, Y; Shao, C; Huang, L; Wang, C; Shojima, K; Xue, Y; Hang, Y; Shokhirev, M; et al. Cell Reports. 2022; 39.

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