Ira J. Fox, M.D.

Dr. Ira Fox is the Director of the Center for Innovative Pediatric Regenerative Therapies, a joint program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, the McGowan Institute, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  Prior to this, Dr. Fox served as Senior Associate Dean for Research and Development at the University of  Nebraska College of Medicine as well as the Charles W. McLaughlin Professor of Surgery (and Pathology and Microbiology) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Fox graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Chemistry and Physics.  From there he attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he earned his medical degree.  He completed post doctorate fellowships at first Harvard Medical School and then the University of  Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Fox’s primary focus at the Center for Innovative Pediatric Regenerative Therapies is to find treatments for diseases resulting from liver cell dysfunction.  Other research efforts include developing alternative ways to regenerate damage liver cells and overcoming barriers to the use of liver cell transplantation in the treatment of hepatic diseases.

Dr. Fox holds two U.S. investigational new drug patents and has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications as well as 10 book chapters.  He won the 1999 Outstanding Investigator Award at the University of Nebraska.  He is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals, including Annals of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Gene Therapy.


Ira J. Fox, M.D.
Phone: (412) 692-6693