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Ruba K. Azzam

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
AddressChicago IL 60637
Phone+1 (773) 702-6418
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    Collapse education and training
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, ILMPH12/2018MPH/HPA
    Northwestern University- Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, ILFellowship06/2005Peds GI and Transplant Hepatology
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIResidency06/2002Pediatrics
    Cornell University- Lincoln Hospital, NYC, NYInternship06/2001Pediatrics
    University of Jordan-Faculty of Medicine, Amman, JordanMD06/1995Medicine
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    2011Best Achievement in Medicine, Arab American Business and Professional Association, Chicago, IL

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    1. Kehar M, Ebel NH, Ng VL, Baquero JER, Leung DH, Slowik V, Ovchinsky N, Shah AA, Arnon R, Miloh T, Gupta N, Mohammad S, Kogan-Liberman D, Squires JE, Sanchez MC, Hildreth A, Book L, Chu C, Alrabadi L, Azzam R, Chepuri B, Elisofon S, Falik R, Gallagher L, Kader H, Mogul D, Mujawar Q, Namjoshi SS, Valentino PL, Vitola B, Waheed N, Zheng MH, Lobritto S, Martinez M. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infection in Children With Liver Transplant and Native Liver Disease: An International Observational Registry Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 06 01; 72(6):807-814. PMID: 33605666.
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    2. Jamil O, Fung J, Kelly D, Azzam R. Perioperative fatal pulmonary embolism in a pediatric liver transplant recipient. Pediatr Transplant. 2021 Mar 27; e14017. PMID: 33772990.
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    3. Chugh A, Younis M, Shah K, Hart L, Hu S, Hart J, Azzam R. Hepatic Dysfunction and Hypoglycemia in a Newborn. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 07; 59(8):834-836. PMID: 32338042.
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    4. Rao A, Wagner ES, Wieck MM, Raiji MT, Schulte JJ, Husain AN, Azzam R. An Unusual Lung Mass of Heterotopic Pancreatic Tissue in a Neonate With an Elevated Immunoreactive Trypsinogen on Newborn Screen. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2020 Mar-Apr; 23(2):163-166. PMID: 31514577.
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    5. Capone K, Azzam RK. Wilson's Disease: A Review for the General Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Nov 01; 47(11):e440-e444. PMID: 30423186.
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    6. Azzam RK. Pediatric Hepatology: An Update. Pediatr Ann. 2018 11 01; 47(11):e431-e432. PMID: 30423184.
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    7. Normatov I, Kaplan S, Azzam RK. Nutrition in Pediatric Chronic Liver Disease. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Nov 01; 47(11):e445-e451. PMID: 30423187.
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    8. Mataya L, Patel N, Azzam RK. Autoimmune Liver Diseases in Children. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Nov 01; 47(11):e452-e457. PMID: 30423188.
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    9. Runde J, Azzam RK. Hepatobiliary Manifestations in Systemic Disease. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Nov 01; 47(11):e458-e464. PMID: 30423189.
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    10. Andrianov MG, Azzam RK. Cholestasis in Infancy. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Dec 01; 45(12):e414-e419. PMID: 27975109.
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    11. Azzam RK. Pediatric Hepatology. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Dec 01; 45(12):e412-e413. PMID: 27975108.
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    12. Cordova J, Jericho H, Azzam RK. An Overview of Cirrhosis in Children. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Dec 01; 45(12):e427-e432. PMID: 27975111.
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    13. Capone K, Amirikian K, Azzam RK. Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Update for the Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Dec 01; 45(12):e439-e445. PMID: 27975113.
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    14. Tsien MZ, Cordova J, Qadir A, Zhao L, Hart J, Azzam R. Topiramate-Induced Acute Liver Failure in a Pediatric Patient: a Case Report and Review of Literature. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 09; 63(3):e37-8. PMID: 25207478.
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    15. Diaz M, Patel DeZure C, Cordova J, Lo A, Azzam R. A 15-year-old girl with fever and abdominal pain. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Mar; 44(3):e49-52. PMID: 25806729.
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    16. Andrianov M, Rivera E, Azzam R. A 15-year-old boy with abdominal pain, growth retardation, and anemia secondary to Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Mar; 44(3):e67-70. PMID: 25806733.
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    17. Niebur H, Akhter J, Balliu E, Boykan R, Chitkara M, Bag-Ozbek A, Kim M, Azzam RK, Hageman J. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Feb; 35(2):88-93. PMID: 24488832.
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    18. Hafzalah M, Azzam R, Testa G, Hoehn KS. Improving the potential for organ donation in an inner city Muslim American community: the impact of a religious educational intervention. Clin Transplant. 2014 Feb; 28(2):192-7. PMID: 24372808.
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    19. Wang LJ, Young S, Misawa R, Azzam R, Wang X, Golab K, Cochet O, Savari O, Tibudan M, Millis JM, Matthews JB, Witkowski P. Chronic pancreatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis--first report of intrahepatic autologous islet transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Apr; 18(4):845-50. PMID: 24297649.
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    20. Young S, Kwarta E, Azzam R, Sentongo T. Nutrition assessment and support in children with end-stage liver disease. Nutr Clin Pract. 2013 Jun; 28(3):317-29. PMID: 23466471.
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    21. Mohammad S, Hormaza L, Neighbors K, Boone P, Tierney M, Azzam RK, Butt Z, Alonso EM. Health status in young adults two decades after pediatric liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jun; 12(6):1486-95. PMID: 22568621.
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    22. Torbenson M, Hart J, Westerhoff M, Azzam RK, Elgendi A, Mziray-Andrew HC, Kim GE, Scheimann A. Neonatal giant cell hepatitis: histological and etiological findings. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Oct; 34(10):1498-503. PMID: 20871223.
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    23. Chennat J, Azzam R, Testa G. Endoscopic treatment of pediatric living donor liver transplant biliary-enteric stricture with small-caliber guidewire and angioplasty balloon. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 May; 15(3):344-6. PMID: 20825575.
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    24. Sentongo TA, Azzam R, Charrow J. Vitamin B12 status, methylmalonic acidemia, and bacterial overgrowth in short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Apr; 48(4):495-7. PMID: 19322060.
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    25. Azzam RK, Alonso EM, Emerick KM, Whitington PF. Safety of percutaneous liver biopsy in infants less than three months old. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Nov; 41(5):639-43. PMID: 16254523.
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    26. Azzam R, Dilley K, Melin-Aldana H, Alonso E, Sentongo T. Clinical quiz. Chronic vitamin A intoxication. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Sep; 41(3):363,365. PMID: 16131997.
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    27. Whitington PF, Malladi P, Melin-Aldana H, Azzam R, Mack CL, Sahai A. Expression of osteopontin correlates with portal biliary proliferation and fibrosis in biliary atresia. Pediatr Res. 2005 Jun; 57(6):837-44. PMID: 15845635.
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    28. Glancy DL, Shah A, Azzam R, Abourahma A, Kropog JF, Steinmann W, Asfour W, Khuri B, Patel K, Vijayagopal P. Risk factors among medically indigent women < or = 45 years old with angiographically proven obstructive coronary arterial disease. J La State Med Soc. 2002 Mar-Apr; 154(2):86-90. PMID: 12014460.
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    29. Asfour W, Bell S, Amkieh AM, Sgarbossa EB, Azzam RK, Clemmensen P, Cohen M, Eisenstein E, Goodman S, Grinfeld L, Holmvang L, Maynard C, Pahlm O, Selvester RH, Heden B, Shah A, Vaught C, Warner RA, Glancy DL, Wagner GS, Barbagelata A. The correlation between presenting ST-segment depression and the final size of acute myocardial infarcts in patients with acute coronary syndromes. J Electrocardiol. 2000; 33 Suppl:61-3. PMID: 11269243.
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