Mary H. Ayers, MD, FAAP

  • Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Before starting fellowship in Pittsburgh, Mary completed medical education at the University of Illinois and pediatric residency at Cleveland Clinic Children's in Cleveland, Ohio. She is interested in liver disease and is currently studying cholestatic liver disease in mice in the Department of Experimental Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also involved in advocacy both locally and nationally, serving as the District Representative for the the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Fellow, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Classical Studies Minor, Loyola University Chicago, 2011
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2015
  • Pediatric Residency, Cleveland Clinic Children's, 2015-2018
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018-Present

Selected Publications

Ramirez M, Obrzydowski J, Ayers M, Virparia S, Wang M, Stefan K, Linchangco R, Castignetti D. Pyruvic oxime nitrification and copper and nickel resistance by a Cupriavidus pauculus, an active heterotrophic nitrifier-denitrifier.  Scientific World Journal 2014: 2014:901702. PubMed PMID: 25580463.  

Henkel SA, Squires JH, Ayers M, Ganoza A, Mckiernan P, Squires JE. Expanding etiology of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. World J Hepatology 2019 May 27;11(5):450-463.  PubMed PMID: 31183005.