David Assis MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Biographical Info

David received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College followed by internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was also Chief Resident. He completed training in gastroenterology and hepatology followed by transplant hepatology fellowships at Yale University.

His clinical and research interests are in autoimmune liver diseases. Specifically, he treats patients with autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis at his liver clinic. He also performs translational and basic research on autoimmune hepatitis using patient biospecimens in addition to work with animal models. He is investigating the link between the pro-inflammatory cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and autoimmune hepatitis, and the effect of psychological stress on autoimmune hepatitis.

Education & Training

Messiah College (2001)
Jefferson Medical College (2005)
Thomas Jefferson University, Hospital, Medicine (2005 - 2006)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Medicine (2006 - 2009)
Yale University School of Medicine, Gastroenterology (2009 - 2012)
Yale University School of Medicine, Transplant Hepatology (2012 - 2013)
Board Certification
Transpant Hepatology, Board Certified  (2014)
Board Certification
Gastroenterology, Board Certified  (2012)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2014 Kushlan Junior Faculty Award
    Yale Section of Digestive Diseases (2014)

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