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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-803-1791

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Additional Languages

Japanese

Clinical Interests

Pediatric hepatology; pediatric transplant hepatology

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

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

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Organoid Medicine in Hepatology. Sakabe, K; Takebe, T; Asai, A. Clinical Liver Disease. 2020; 15:3-8.

Prospective Assessment of Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography for Discriminating Biliary Atresia from other Causes of Neonatal Cholestasis. Dillman, JR; DiPaola, FW; Smith, SJ; Barth, RA; Asai, A; Lam, S; Campbell, KM; Bezerra, JA; Tiao, GM; Trout, AT. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 212:60-65.e3.

50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Diagnosis of Biliary Atresia: Relative Accuracy of Percutaneous Liver Biopsy, Open Liver Biopsy, and Operative Cholangiography. Asai, A. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 189:188-188.

Diagnosis of Biliary Atresia: Relative Accuracy of Percutaneous Liver Biopsy, Open Liver Biopsy, and Operative Cholangiography. Asai, A. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 189:188-+.

Paracrine signals regulate human liver organoid maturation from induced pluripotent stem cells. Asai, A; Aihara, E; Watson, C; Mourya, R; Mizuochi, T; Shivakumar, P; Phelan, K; Mayhew, C; Helmrath, M; Takebe, T; et al. Development (Cambridge). 2017; 144:1056-1064.

Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detection of Liver Iron Deposition in Neonatal Hemochromatosis During Prenatal Therapy. Sasaki, A; Motomura, K; Suyama, F; Nagasawa, J; Hisano, M; Ito, R; Miyazaki, O; Nakazawa, A; Ito, Y; Kasahara, M; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016; 63:E121-E121.

Familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia: When to turn to transplant?. Asai, A; Kohli, R. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015; 19:577-579.

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.