Geoffrey D. Block, MD, MSc, FACP

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Liver Transplant
  • Interim Director, Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute
Research Interests: 

Dr. Block’s research interests focus on liver, pancreas, and HPB cancers.  Current research topics include NASH, HCV, HBV, TIPS, and endoscopic guided therapies in advanced PDAC.

  • MD: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1984
  • MSc (Molecular Biology): University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1979
  • BSc (Nutrition/Computer Sciences): University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1979
Honors and Awards
  • ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection) Masters Course, Olympus Corp./ASGE, 2016
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1998
  • ADA/National Institutes of Health Research Award, 1986
  • Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1986-88
  • Therapeutic and Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Clinical Fellowship, CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Hôpital Saint-Luc) and University of Montreal, Canada, 2011, 2013
  • Aerospace Medicine Fellowship, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Federal Aviation Administration, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2012
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship in GI, Hepatology, Transplant Medicine and Advanced Endoscopy, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1989-91
  • Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1988-89
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1984-86
Board Certifications
  • Transplant Hepatology, ABIM (2006-2024)
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology, ABIM (1991-2023)
  • Aerospace Medical Examiner, FAA/NASA (2012-18)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)