Mario Strazzabosco MD, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director, Transplant Hepatology

Departments & Organizations

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cells and Tissue Repair | Tissue Specific Stem Cells

Cancer Center, Yale: Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Hepatology: Viral Hepatitis Program

Research Interests

Epithelial Cell Biology, Pathophysiology of Diseases of the Biliary Tree, Liver Cell Therapy, Treatment of Liver Cancer

Clinical Interests

liver transplantation; liver cancer; liver cirrhosis; biliary tract diseases and cholestasis; primary biliary cirrhosis; primary sclerosing cholangitis


  • M.D., University of Padova , 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Milan, Italy , 1993

Selected Publication

  • Spirlì C., Fiorotto R., Song L., Santos-Sacchi J., Okolicsanyi L., Masier S., Rocchi L., Vairetti MP., De Bernard M., Melero S., Pozzan T., Strazzabosco M. 2005. Glibenclamide stimulates fluid secretion in rodent cholangiocytes through a CFTR-independent mechanism. Gastroenterology 129:220-233.