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Robert Squires, MD, Gastroenterology, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside


Gastroenterology Pittsburgh, PA

Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Malabsorption

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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  • Dr. Robert Squires is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Pittsburgh, PA and was affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Presbyterian. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch and was in practice 39 years. He specialized in pediatric hepatology & liver transplantation and intestinal failure. He is experienced in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant hepatology, and neonatal cholestasis. He retired July 1, 2021

Education & Training

  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumResidency, Pediatrics, 1977 - 1981
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
    University of Texas Medical Branch School of MedicineClass of 1977
  • Austin College
    Austin CollegeB.A., Biology, 1969 - 1973

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2003 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2016 - 2020
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1977 - 2003
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in Pittsburgh 2021
  • The Best Doctors in America 2021
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2017
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Accuracy of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score in Estimating Pretransplant Mortality Among Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates  
    Robert H Squires, Benjamin L Shneider, JAMA
  • Primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in children and the role of MesoRex Bypass-Summary of the Baveno VI Pediatric Satellite Symposium  
    Shneider BL, de Ville de Goyet J, Leung D, Srivastava A, Ling SC, Duche M, McKiernan P, Superina R, Squires RH, Bosch J, Grozmann R, Sarin S, de Franchis R, Mazariegos G, Hepatology, 1/1/2016
  • Prospective Multicenter Analysis of Post-operative Total Serum Bilirubin as a Biomarker for Two Year Outcome After Hepatoportoenterostomy for Biliary Atresia  
    Shneider BL, Magee JC, Karpen SJ, Rand EB, Narkewicz MR, Bass LM, Schwarz K, Whitington PF, Bezerra JA, Kerkar N, Haber B, Rosenthal P, Turmelle PY, Molleston JP, Murr..., J Pediatr, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • LARS mutations in non-Irish travelers: an under-recognized multi-system disorder characterized by infantile hepatopathy during physiological stress.
    El-Gharbay A, Sebastian J, Ghaloul-Gonzales L, Mroczkowski J, Goldstein A, Venkat V, Doborowski S, Squires R, Vockley J, American College of Medical Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT, 1/26/2015
  • Prospective Analysis of Presenting Features of Neonatal Cholestasis - Limitations in Predictive Models of Biliary Atresia.
    Benjamin L. Shneider, John Magee, Nanda Kerkar, Jeffery Moore, Wen Ye, Saul Karpen, Peter Whitington, Jorge Bezerra, Paula Hertel, Jean Molleston, Kasper Wang, Henry L..., NASPGHAN, Washington, DC, 1/1/2015
  • Screening for mitochondrial disease in pediatric acute liver failure: The role of lactate and pyruvate.
    Feldman AG, Sokol RJ, Hardison R, Alonso EM, Squires RH, Narkewicz MR for the Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group, Hepatology, AASLD, San Francisco, CA, 1/1/2015
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  • Neonatal Cholestasis: A family of rare diseases 
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - 1/19/2016
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Indications and Evaluation 
    Marriot City Center - 1/18/2016
  • Acute Liver Failure in Children: A Story of a Life Time 
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - 1/4/2016
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  • Recognition and referral for pediatric acute liver failure 
    Squires RH, Audio-Digest Gastroenterology
  • Intestinal Failure 
    Squires RH, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Core Curriculum
  • Drug-Associated Hepatic Disease 
    Squires RH, Crumrine PK, Zitelli BJ, UPDATE program (audio tape)
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Grant Support

  • Open Label Study of the Efficacy and Long Term Safety of LUM001, an Apical Sodium-Dependent Bile Acid. Transporter Inhibitor (ASBTi), in the Treatment of Cholestatic Liver Disease in Pediatric PatientLumena2014–Present
  • Mapping Disease Pathways for Biliary AtresiaNIH/NIDDK2017–2022
  • An Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Efficacy of Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir in Pediatric Subjects with Genotypes 1 – 6 Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) InfectionAbbVie2017–2021
  • Hepatitis B Clinical Research Network-Data Coordinating CenterNIH2015–2020
  • Pittsburgh Cholestatic Liver Disease ConsortiumNIH2002–2019
  • ChilLDRen FORCE StudyNIH/NIDDK2017–2018
  • A Multi-center Group to Study Acute Liver Failure in ChildrenNIH/NIDDK2005–2018

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations