(Philadelphia, PA) - Thomas W. Faust, MD, has been named Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, effective immediately.

Prior to his faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Faust held teaching positions at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a Clinical Adjunct Instructor of Medicine; and an Assistant Professor Medicine position at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Faust graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Chemistry and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. In 1986, he began his fellowship with the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His final fellowship, in 1996, was taken at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in their Hepatology and Liver Transplantation division.

His research interests include the treatment of viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, acute liver failure, and novel immunosuppressants for liver transplantation. He is also interested in bioethical research pertaining to liver disease and transplantation. Dr. Faust has written or co-written numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications including the European Journal of Pharmacology, Gastroenterology, Transplantation Update, American Journal of Gastroenterology and the Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology.

He is board-certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American Society of Transplantation, American Gastroenterological Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), among others. Dr. Faust is also a member of the Manpower and Training Committee for the American Gastroenterological Association and a member of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee.

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