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Dr. Fernando Alvarez

CV et publications

1974               M.D., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

1975-1978     Pediatric Resident, Children’s Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1979-1982     Fellowship in hepatology (Liver Diseases Unit). Hôpital de Bicêtre, Université de Paris, France

1982-1985     Assistant Research Scientist.  Department of Cell Biology - New York University

1991-1992     Directeur de recherche. INSERM U347, Hôpital de Bicêtre, France

1995-              Director of the Liver Transplantation Program, Hôpital Ste-Justine, University of Montréal, Canada

1999-              Professor, Gastroenterology-Hepatology-Nutrition Unit, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, University of Montréal, Canada.

2001-2006     Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Hôpital Sainte-Justine.

2001-2006     Director, Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal

2001-              Co-Director: Intercultural pediatric unit (Medical anthropology), Hôpital Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal.

2005-              Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Montreal.

2009-              Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal.

 

Interets actuels:

-         Cinical practice: Pediatric hepatology

-         Research: Autoimmune hepatitis

Viral hepatitis

Liver immunity

 

 

Publications (5 dernières années):

LAPIERRE P, BELAND K, ALVAREZ F. Pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis: from break of tolerance to immune-mediated hepatocyte apoptosis. Transl Res. 2007; 149:107-13.

LEVY E, BRUNET S, ALVAREZ F, SEIDMAN E, BOUCHARD G, ESCOBAR E, MARTIN S. Abnormal hepatobiliary and circulating lipid metabolism in the Long-Evans Cinnamon rat model of Wilson’s disease. Life Sci. 2007 ;80:1472-83.

SCHREIBER RA, BARKER CC, ROBERTS EA, MARTIN SR, ALVAREZ F, SMITH L, BUTZNER JD, WROBEL I, MACK D, MOROZ S, RASHID M, PERSAD R, LEVESQUE D, BRILL H, BRUCE G, CRITCH J, Canadian Pediatric Hepatology Research Group. Biliary atresia : the Canadian experience. J Pediatr 2007;151:659-65.

BENOIT G, SARTELET H, LEVY E, BOULE ME, ALVAREZ F, ABED L, MEROUANI A. Mesangiolipidosis in Alagille syndrome – Relationship with apolipoprotein A-1. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007;22:2072-5.

CIOCCA ME, RAMONET MD, CUARTEROLO ML, LOPEZ SI, CERNADAS C, ALVAREZ F. Prognostic factors in pediatric acute liver failure. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:48-51.

FORTIN S, ALVAREZ F, BIBEAU G, LAUDY D. Contemporary medicine : Applied human science or technological enterprise ? Ethics & Medicine 2008;24:41-50.

BOURON-DAL SOGLIO D, ROUGEMONT AL, HERZOG D, SOUCY G, ALVAREZ F, FOURNET JC. An immunohistochemical evaluation of C4d deposition in pediatric inflammatory liver diseases. Human Pathology 2008;39:1103-10.

HERZOG D, BOURON-DAL SOGLIO D S, FOURNET JC, MARTIN S, MARLEAU D, ALVAREZ F. Interface hepatitis is associated with a high incidence of late graft fibrosis in a group of tightly monitored pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation patients. Liver Transplantation 2008;14:946-955.

LIPSICH J, ROJAS L, ALONSO J, TEPLISKY D, HALAC A, ALVAREZ F, SIERRE S. Massive hematuria due to portal hypertension in a child with bladder augmentation for vesical exstrophy. J Pediatr Urol 2008;4:236-238.

ALVAREZ F, FORTIN S, BIBEAU G. La Practica Pediatrica en un Medio Cultural Plural. Archivos Argentions de Pediatria.2008;106:236-240.

HALAC U, ALVAREZ F. New hope for difficult cases of autoimmune hepatitis. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009;6:629-630.

HALAC U, DHAYBI RA, POWELL J, SOGIO D, ALVAREZ F. Unusual association between autoinmune hepatitis and severe Hypoderma gangrenosum. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009;50:219-221.

LAPIERRE P, BÉLAND K, MARTIN C, ALVAREZ F Jr, ALVAREZ F. Forkhead Box p3+ regulatory T cell underlies male resistance to experimental type 2 autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatology 2010;51:1789-1798.

COSTAGUTA A, ALVAREZ F. Portal hypertension in pediatrics. I: pathophysiology and clinical aspects. Arch Argent Pediatr 2010;108:239-42.

COSTAGUTA A, ALVAREZ F. Portal hypertension in pediatrics: II: Hemorrhagic complications. Arch Argent Pediatr 2010;108:337-42.

WILLOT S, MARCHAND V, RASQUIN A, ALVAREZ F, MARTIN SR. Systemic Progression of type IV glycogen storage disease after liver transplantation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2010;51:661-4.

CUARTEROLO ML, CIOCCA ME, LOPEZ SI, deDAVILA MT, ALVAREZ F. Immunosuppressive therapy allows recovery from liver failure in children with autoimmune hepatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011;9:145-149.

MARTIN SR, ALVAREZ F, ANAND R, SONG C, YIN W. Outcomes in children who underwent transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis. Liver Transplantation 2011 Apr;17(4):393-401.

CIOCCA M, ALVAREZ F. Transient neonatal cholestasis. Arch Argent Pediatr 2011;109:163-166.

WU JW, WANG SP, ALVAREZ F, CASAVANT S, GAUTHIER N, ABED L, SONI KG, YANG G, MITCHELL GA. Deficiency of liver adipose triglyceride lipase in mice causes progressive hepatic steatosis. Hepatology 2011 [Epub ahead of print].