George K. Michalopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. George Michalopoulos is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, serving in this position since 1991. Dr. Michalopoulos received his medical doctoral degree at Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece, in 1969. A residency in Anatomic Pathology and a PhD study in Oncology were completed at the Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison in 1977. Dr. Michalopoulos moved to Duke University as an Assistant Professor in 1977 and stayed at Duke University until 1991. He then moved to Pittsburgh and joined the University faculty in April of 1991. In addition to his current appointment, Dr. Michalopoulos also served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Interim Dean of the School of Medicine from November of 1995-1998. In 2012, he was honored with the title, University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Michalopoulos is a member of numerous professional associations, including:

  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • Pittsburgh Pathology Society
  • Allegheny County Medical Association
  • American Medical Association

He also serves on several advisory committees and advisory boards:

  • Member, Basic Research Advisory Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Advisory Committee, University of Wisconsin, Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WS
  • Advisory Committee, The Tisch Cancer Institute, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • External Advisory Board, Liver Center, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Research Executive Committee, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Michalopoulos is on the Editorial Boards of numerous professional journals, i.e. Human Pathology, Journal of Hepatology, Lab Investigation. He averages 6 publication reviews per month on topics related to liver regeneration, development, and carcinogenesis. Some of the publication reviews are for Hepatology, Journal of Cell Physiology, Comparative Hepatology, FASEB Journal, Science, PLoS1, and more.

Through his current research efforts, Dr. Michalopoulos is focused on HGF and signaling pathways in hepatic tissue assembly and new therapies for liver fibrosis and hyperproliferation in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

View a list of Dr. Michalopoulosí publications here.


Dr. George K. Michalopoulos
Phone: (412) 648-1040