Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Education
Uma Sundaram, MD
Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Chairman for the Department of Clinical and Translational Science,
Principal Investigator & Program Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (ACCORD)
Umapathy Sundaram, MD, is the Vice Dean of Research & Graduate Education. Dr. Sundaram is a gastroenterologist specializing in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and hepatobiliary diseases and in therapeutic biliary endoscopy. Dr. Sundaram has demonstrated a commitment to basic, clinical and translational research dating back to his undergraduate training in Bioengineering at Johns Hopkins University. During this time his research in the National Institutes on Aging led to multiple co-authored publications in blood brain barrier drug entry and distribution modeling. Upon obtaining his MD at the Medical College of Ohio, residency training at the University of Michigan and subspecialty training at Yale University, he has been a clinician scientist with funding for both basic and clinical research. In 2006, Dr. Sundaram established the Digestive Disease Fellowship Training Program at WVU HSC, the only GI fellowship training program in the state. Dr. Sundaram is currently funded by two NIH R01s to study regulation of nutrient and electrolyte malabsorption in inflammatory bowel disease. He has and continues to serve on numerous study sections both in NIDDK and at the Veterans Affairs Merit Review.
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