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Cara Mack, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Mack
Clinic Phone: 720-777-6669

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Location: Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Interest for Patients: I am interested in neonatal and childhood liver diseases, autoimmune-mediated intestinal and liver disease and pediatric liver transplantation.
Conditions & Treatments:
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders)
  • Digestive System - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
General Information
Gender: Female
Language: English
Care Philosophy: I strive to offer excellent comprehensive care in the treatment of children with intestinal, pancreas and liver diseases. I also make it a priority to update families as new, cutting edge therapies become available.
Personal Interests: In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, running, biking and skiing.
Volunteer Activities: I participate in at least one fund raising event for Children's Hospital, Organ Donor Alliance or American Liver Foundation. I am part of a group that makes lunches for the homeless in Denver once a month.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (1992)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1986)

Internships
University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program (1993)

Residency Program
University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1996)

Fellowships
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology (2001)

Specialty Information
Specialties
Pediatrics, Board Certification (2002)
Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2005)
Pediatrics - Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Board Certification (2006)

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders)
  • Digestive System - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Location
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234
800-624-6553
Appointments: 720-777-1234
Website

Job Titles
Academic - Associate Professor

Department, Section / Division
Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology

Recognition & Awards
Univ of WI Madison, Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society (1983)

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Diabetes Young Investigator Award (1989)
research award

State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health Scholarship (1990)
clinical scholarship

March of Dimes Foundation, Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award (2005)

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Pediatric Research Abstract Award (2005)

Best Doctors in America Inc., Inductee, Best Doctors in America (2010)

Professional Memberships
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease - member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - member
Society for Pediatric Research - member
Research & Grants
$922,500 - NIH NIDDK T Cell-Mediated Mechanisms of Autoimmunity in Murine and Human Biliary Atresia (2007)
$225,000 - NIH NIDDK Detection of HLA Predominance and Novel Shared Epitopes in Biliary Atresia (2010)

Website
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Mack CL"[Author]

Research Interests
I am involved in many research projects with the overall theme of optimizing the lives of children with liver diseases. -I am investigating what causes the bile duct injury in biliary atresia. Furthermore, I am involved in a nationwide study to test different agents that may improve liver health in those with biliary atresia. -I am involved in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medicine to improve outcomes in sclerosing cholangitis. -I am assisting in generating guidelines for the care of children with chronic Hepatitis C.
Teaching
Associate Professor (2002)
School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Pediatric gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, liver transplant

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: I specialize in the care of children with liver diseases including, but not limited to, neonatal liver diseases, biliary atresia, autoimmune hepatitis, infectious hepatitis, liver failure and liver transplantation.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: -I investigate biliary atresia in humans and utilizes a mouse model to study the theory that the cause of biliary atresia involves a viral-induced, progressive autoimmune-mediated injury of bile ducts. -I am involved in many clinical trials of children with biliary atresia and other neonatal cholestatic diseases. -I am involved in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medicine to improve outcomes in sclerosing cholangitis. -I am assisting in generating guidelines for the care of children with chronic Hepatitis C.

Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Location: Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinic Phone: 720-777-6669

Fax Phone: 720-777-7277
CV: CaraMackCV 2011.doc
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