Meena B Bansal

Meena B Bansal, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Liver Diseases

Specialty:

Liver Medicine

Research Topics:

AIDS/HIV, Cell Biology, Chemokines, Fibrosis, Hepatitis C Virus, Knockout Mice, Molecular Biology, Regeneration, Transcription Factors, Transcriptional Activation and Repression, Viruses and Virology

Dr. Bansal joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2001 after completing Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002 she became the Hepatology Fellowship Director, leading one of the largest hepatology fellowships in the United States.  While remaining clinically active, she has also developed an NIH-funded basic research program focusing on understanding underlying molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis in an effort to develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies.  Her research interests focus on the role of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 in liver fibrosis and regeneration and Role of the chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CCR5, on stellate cell biology and fibrogenesis.  The latter has great implications in understanding mechanism of HCV- and HIV/HCV-induced liver disease.  Her research has resulted in numerous awards which include the AGA Shirley and Miles Fiterman Basic Research Prize(2005), The Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award (2006), and the Regal Award for Research Excellence in GI and Liver(2006).

Certifications

Transplant Hepatology

Gastroenterology

Clinical Focus


Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Cancer Biology [CAB]

Education

AB, Harvard University

MD, Cornell University Medical College

MD, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Penn.