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Sumera I. Ilyas, M.B.B.S.

  1. Transplant Hepatologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Sumera Ilyas, M.B.B.S., is a physician specializing in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, with subspecialty certification in Transplant Hepatology. She is a transplant hepatologist within the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Her primary clinical interests include:

  • Management of patients with primary liver cancer including cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Management of patients with cholestatic liver diseases including primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cholangitis.
  • Management of patients with cirrhosis and complications of cirrhosis including ascites, esophageal varices, and hepatic encephalopathy.

Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Liver Transplant program; evaluating patients in need of liver transplantation as well as potential living liver donors; helping patients manage their disease while on the transplant wait list; and providing care in the post-transplant setting.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Ilyas is active in research and education, providing mentorship to subspecialty fellows and postdoctoral research fellows. She is a physician-scientist with expertise in tumor biology and an academic focus in hepatobiliary cancers. She is the director of the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Clinic. She has an NIH-funded laboratory program focused on cancer biology and immunology.

  • Liver transplantation
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholestatic liver diseases
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Transplant oncology
  • Tumor immunology
  1. 2017
    Clinical Fellowship - Transplant HepatologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2017
    SubSpec FellowRST Transplant Hepatology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2016
    Clinical Fellowship - Gastroenterology and HepatologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2016
    FellowGastroenterology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2014
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - NIH T32 program, Laboratory of Gregory J. Gores, M.D. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  6. 2012
    Internship/ResidencyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  7. 2008
    Research TraineeDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  8. 2006
    MB BSKing Edward Medical College
  9. 2003
    BScUniversity of Punjab

Certifications

  1. 2018
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2016
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Young Investigator Award in Basic ScienceAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2020
    New Named Investigator Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  3. 2018
    Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award AGA-AASLD
  4. 2015
    ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting Travel AwardASCI/AAP
  5. 2015
    Salix Fellowship2Leadership Award Salix
  6. 2015
    J. Arnold Bargen Award for Excellence in Research Mayo Clinic Rochester
  7. 2014
    Young Investigator Travel Award American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  8. 2014
    PSC Research Fund Postdoctoral Research Fellowship AwardAmerican Liver Foundation
  9. 2014
    EASL Young Investigator BursaryEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver
  10. 2014
    ILCA-Bayer FellowshipInternational Liver Cancer Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Associate Program DirectorTransplant Hepatology Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology Li-RADS Cholangiocarcinoma Working Group
  3. 2022 - present
    Co-ChairCholangiocarcinoma Foundation Research Fellowship Committee
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberGastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program Clinical Competency Committee
  5. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology Li-RADS Cholangiocarcinoma Working Group
  6. 2022 - present
    Committee Member and ReviewerAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Research Awards Committee
  7. 2021 - present
    Site LeadHepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Disease Group, Practice Committee
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberHepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Disease Group, Discovery and Translational Science Committee
  9. 2021 - present
    MemberDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, CURE Committee; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  10. 2021 - 2023
    Meeting Co-Chair2023 Science Research Conferences: The Cholangiocarcinoma Conference: Molecular Drivers, Microenvironment, and Precision Medicine
  11. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association Research Awards Panel
  12. 2021 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine
  13. 2021 - present
    Executive CommitteeHepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Disease Group
  14. 2021 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Cell Signaling in Gastroenterology
  15. 2021 - present
    DirectorHepatobiliary Neoplasia Clinic, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association Research Awards Panel
  17. 2020 - present
    Guideline AuthorEASL-ILCA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  18. 2020 - present
    Guideline AuthorEASL-ILCA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  19. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis-Cholangiocarcinoma Practice Guidance Working Group
  20. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis-Cholangiocarcinoma Practice Guidance Working Group
  21. 2019 - present
    MemberGastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program Education Committee
  22. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  23. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  24. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Liver Cancer Association
  25. 2013 - present
    MemberEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver
  26. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  27. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  28. 2012 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Society

Publications

Research activities

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