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Nanda Kerkar, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2647

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Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SMD)
  • Director of Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation - Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SMD)

Patient Care Settings

Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Pediatrics


Dr. Kerkar has been involved in the management of children and adolescents with liver disease and liver transplants for over two decades. She has done her postgraduate training at King's College Hospital, London, UK and has been the Medical director of the Pediatric Transplant Programs at Mount Sinai in New York and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, before joining us. She will be building a multidisciplinary liver transplant service in collaboration with the adult transplant service as well as her colleagues in Pediatrics, so that liver transplants in children and adolescents can occur successfully locally. She will also be establishing services to ensure early and correct diagnosis of pediatric liver diseases as well as management of those with complex liver diseases. She has been named to the American Pediatric Society in 2014. She is a member of several national societies and work-groups. She has lectured nationally and internationally and regularly reviews manuscripts for journals.


Dr. Kerkar has been involved in several multi-center studies funded by the NIDDK, FDA and pharmaceutical companies. She hopes to get some of the research studies started here, so that her patients can have access to diagnostic tests and therapies early, and also improved outcomes. Her research interests include autoimmune liver disease, cholestatic liver diseases including biliary atresia, alagille syndrome, sclerosing cholangitis as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. She is also interested in studying non-invasive markers of fibrosis. She has over a 100 peer reviewed publications and is currently co-editing a book on Wilson Disease.



MBBS | Medical College Kolkata West Bengal

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

11/1/1991 - 4/30/1992
Residency in Neonatology at All Saints Hospital

12/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

01/01/2001 - 08/31/2001
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

09/01/2001 - 11/30/2002
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

12/01/1999 - 5/31/2000
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

03/01/1999 - 08/31/1999
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

09/01/1999 - 11/30/1999
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

09/01/1998 - 02/28/1999
Fellowship in Pediatrics at Mary Sheridan Centre, Wooden Spoon House

08/01/1996 - 08/31/1998
Research in Pediatric Hepatology at Institute of Hepatology, University of London

02/01/1995 - 07/31/1996
Fellowship in Neonatology at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

02/01/1994 - 07/01/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

08/01/1993 - 01/31/1994
Residency in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Addenbrooke's Hospital

01/08/1992 - 01/31/1993
Residency in Neonatology at Southmead Hospital

11/01/1990 - 10/31/1991
Residency in Pediatrics at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

03/09/1987 - 06/24/1987
Internship in General Practice at Topiwala National Medical College

08/01/1987 - 07/01/1989
Residency in Neonatology at BJ Wadia Hospital for Children

06/16/1986 - 02/28/1987
Internship in at Medical College Kolkata West Bengal

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1996 - 1998
Children Nationwide Research Scholarship
Sponsor: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London

Clinical Trials

A Prospective, Observational, Non-Interventional, Post-Marketing, Patient Registry to Collect Data on Routine Clinical Care in Patients Treated With Cholbam®/Kolbam® (Cholic Acid)

Lead Researcher: Nanda Kerkar

This is a study for people who take Cholbam/Kolbam also known as Cholic acid. You will be in this study for 10 years and we will collect information about your health.

View Study Details


Journal Articles

Baker A, Kerkar N, Todorova L, Kamath BM, Houwen RHJ. "Erratum to "Systematic review of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis" [Clin. Res. Hepatol. Gastroenterol. 43 (2019) 20-36]." Clinics and research in hepatology and gastroenterology.. 2020 Jan 8; Epub 2020 Jan 08.

Mack CL, Adams D, Assis DN, Kerkar N, Manns MP, Mayo MJ, Vierling JM, Alsawas M, Murad MH, Czaja AJ. "Diagnosis and management of autoimmune hepatitis in adults and children: 2019 practice guidance and guidelines from the American Association for the study of liver diseases." Hepatology : official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.. 2019 Dec 21; Epub 2019 Dec 21.

Elisofon SA, Magee JC, Ng VL, Horslen SP, Fioravanti V, Economides J, Erinjeri J, Anand R, Mazariegos GV, . "Society of pediatric liver transplantation: Current registry status 2011-2018." Pediatric transplantation.. 2019 Nov 3; :e13605. Epub 2019 Nov 03.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: SECTIONS; History, Cellular Physiology, ATP7B Gene, Clinical Aspects, WD Around the World, Treatment, Special Issues Relating to WD, Related Issues of Copper Disposition and Disease
Book Title: Clinical and Translational Perspectives on Wilson Disease (Commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the Identification of the Wilson Disease Gene ATP7B).
Author List: Kerkar, N; Roberts, EA
Published By: Academic Press 2018

Chapter Title: Liver disease in Children
Book Title: Autoimmune hepatitis
Author List: Kerkar N. & Mack C.
Edited By: Suchy FJ, Sokol RJ and Ballistreri WF
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2014

Chapter Title: Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Hepatology
Book Title: Liver transplantation: A Pediatric perspective
Author List: Kerkar N.
Edited By: Ahmad J, Friedman F, and Dancygier H.
Published By: Wiley publication 2014