David Rudnick, MD, PhD

David Rudnick, MD, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

The liver is able to regenerate itself after many forms of injury. Derangement of this regenerative response in chronic injury may lead to cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. I am examining the signaling pathways that modulate the hepatic regenerative response to partial hepatectomy in rodents and in animal models of liver disease. We have characterized an important role for prostaglandins in liver diseases.


  • 1994: MD/PhD, molecular cell biology and biochemistry, Washington University, St. Louis


  • 1995 - 1997: Resident, pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1997 - 2000: Fellow, pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Washington University

Selected Research Publications