Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Gastroenterologist
  1. Liver transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Pathophysiology
  • Therapy of hepatobiliary diseases
  1. 1975
    Fellow - (Dr. W. H. J. Summerskill, Program Director)Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1972
    ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1970
    InternshipMetropolitan Hospital Medical Center
  4. 1969
    MDNew York Medical College
  5. 1964
    BS - BiologyBoston College

Certifications

  1. 1979
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1972
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Julius Friedenwald AwardAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  2. 2013
    William Cullen Bryant Medal AwardeeNew York Medical College
  3. 2012
    Ranked top 1% nationally for gastroenterology subspecialtyU.S. News Top Doctors
  4. 2009
    Professional Achievement AwardMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2008
    Research Career Achievement AwardDepartment of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  6. 2008
    America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  7. 2006
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  8. 2005
    Alumnus of the YearBrooklyn Preparatory School
  9. 2005
    Distinguished Mentor AwardAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  10. 2003
    Distinguished Achievement AwardAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  11. 2002
    Distinguished Lecturer in the Medical SciencesDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  12. 2001
    Distinguished Achievement AwardAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  13. 2001
    Fellow (Honorary)Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  14. 2000
    Medal of HonorNew York Medical College Alumni Association
  15. 1998
    New York Medical College Alumni InducteeAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  16. 1998
    Distinguished Service AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  17. 1993
    Distinguished Investigator AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  18. 1991
    Merit AwardNational Institutes of Health
  19. 1991
    Distinguished Achievement AwardNew York Medical College Alumni Association
  20. 1977
    Donald C. Balfour AwardMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  21. 1976
    George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research ScholarAmerican College of Physicians
  22. 1976
    National Research Service Award (declined)National Institutes of Health
  23. 1975
    Scholar & Guest Investigator, Dept. of Biochemical Cytology, Rockefeller UniversityMayo Foundation
  24. 1975
    J. Arnold Bargen Award for Outstanding Achievement in GastroenterologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  25. 1972
    Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  26. 1972
    NIH Research Trainee, Gastroenterology Research UnitMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  27. 1969
    Medical Student Externship AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  28. 1968
    John Eastman Wilson Tuition ScholarshipNew York Medical College
  29. 1964
    Magna Cum LaudeBoston College
  30. 1960
    Leslie Tisdale Memorial Scholar-Athlete AwardBrooklyn Preparatory School
  31. 1960
    Academic Merit ScholarshipBoston College
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Professional memberships

  1. 2007 - present
    PresidentAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2005
    Vice PresidentAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  3. 2005 - present
    Vice PresidentGoverning Board, American Gastroenterological Association
  4. 2004 - 2005
    MemberFutures Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  5. 2004
    MasterAmerican College of Physicians
  6. 2004
    ChairFutures Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  7. 2004
    MemberLeadership Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  8. 2004
    MemberScientific Advisory Committee, The Morgan Foundation for the Study of PSC
  9. 2004 - present
    MemberHepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  10. 2003
    MemberFoundation Corporate Gift Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  11. 2002
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  12. 2002
    MemberGoverning Board, American Gastroenterological Association
  13. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  14. 2001
    Chair and OrganizerAnnual Single Topic Research Conference, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  15. 2001
    MemberAnnual Single Topic Research Conference, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  16. 2001
    MemberCommittee on Publications and Informatics, American Gastroenterological Association
  17. 2001
    MemberNominating Committee, American Clinical and Climatological Association
  18. 2001
    MemberSingle Topic Research Conference (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  19. 2001 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Office of Intellectual Property (formerly Mayo Medical Ventures)
  20. 2000
    ChairPublications Committee, Association of Professors of Medicine
  21. 2000
    MemberBoard of Directors, Association of Professors of Medicine
  22. 2000
    MemberSingle Topic Research Conference (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Consensus and Controversies), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  23. 2000 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Chapter, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  24. 1999
    MemberPublications Committee, Association of Professors of Medicine
  25. 1999 - present
    ChairDepartment of Internal Medicine
  26. 1999 - present
    MemberAssociation of Professors of Medicine
  27. 1998
    MemberClinical Investigator Evaluation Task Force, Institutional Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  28. 1998
    MemberPractice Integration Work Group, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  29. 1998
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Digestive Diseases Interagency Coordinating Committee, National Institutes of Health
  30. 1997 - 1999
    Vice ChairDepartment of Internal Medicine
  31. 1997 - 1999
    MemberFinance Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  32. 1997 - 1998
    ChairInstitutional Task Force on Centers, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  33. 1997 - 1998
    MemberPolicy Task Force on Scientific Integrity in Research and Publications, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  34. 1997 - 1998
    MemberInstitutional Task Force on Centers, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  35. 1997
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  36. 1997
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Board of Governors, Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  37. 1997
    MemberSearch Committee for the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  38. 1996 - 2001
    MemberPresidents National Advisory Council, New York Medical College
  39. 1996 - 1998
    MemberInstitutional National Strategies Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  40. 1996 - 1998
    MemberGoverning Board, Federated Societies of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  41. 1996 - 1998
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Digestive Health Foundation
  42. 1996 - 1997
    PresidentAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  43. 1996
    MemberClinical Investigator Evaluation Task Force, Institutional Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  44. 1996
    External ConsultantLiver Center, University of California, San Francisco
  45. 1996
    MemberLiver Center, University of California, San Francisco
  46. 1996
    MemberAnnual Post-graduate Course (Diseases of the Bile Ducts: Pathogenesis, Pathology and Practice), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  47. 1995 - 1996
    President-ElectAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  48. 1994
    ReviewerJohn Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research, Medical Branch, University of Texas, Galveston
  49. 1994
    MemberJohn Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research, Medical Branch, University of Texas, Galveston
  50. 1994
    MemberAnnual Single Topic Research Conference (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  51. 1994 - present
    FounderCholangiopathy Interest Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  52. 1994 - present
    MemberCholangiopathy Interest Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  53. 1993 - 2001
    MemberExtramural Advisory Committee, Liver Research Core Center, Yale University School of Medicine
  54. 1993 - present
    MemberItalian Society of Gastroenterology
  55. 1992 - 2000
    MemberGoverning Board, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  56. 1992
    MemberClinical Investigator Evaluation Task Force, Institutional Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  57. 1991 - 1993
    MemberCommittee on Career Paths for Clinical Research, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  58. 1991 - 1993
    MemberNational Board of Visitors, New York Medical College
  59. 1991
    MemberItalian Liver Foundation
  60. 1990 - 2002
    DirectorCenter for Basic Research in Digestive Diseases
  61. 1990 - 1999
    ChairDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  62. 1990
    MemberAnnual Research Workshop (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  63. 1990 - present
    MemberInstitutional Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  64. 1990 - present
    MemberCenter for Basic Research in Digestive Diseases
  65. 1990 - present
    MemberReviewers Reserve, National Institutes of Health
  66. 1989 - 1993
    ChairSteering Committee, Cell Biology Interest Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  67. 1989 - 1993
    MemberCell Biology Interest Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  68. 1989 - 1993
    MemberSteering Committee, Cell Biology Interest Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  69. 1989 - 1990
    MemberIndustry/Scholar Award Selection Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  70. 1989
    FounderCell Biology Interest Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  71. 1989 - present
    MemberAssociation of American Physicians
  72. 1989 - present
    MemberAmerican Clinical and Climatological Association
  73. 1988 - 1990
    ChairResearch Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  74. 1988 - 1990
    MemberGoverning Board, American Gastroenterological Association
  75. 1988 - 1990
    MemberSteering Committee, Gastroenterology Research Group
  76. 1988 - 1990
    MemberPublic Policy Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  77. 1988
    MemberAnnual Graduate Course (Diagnosis and Management of Diseases of the Biliary Tract), American Gastroenterological Association
  78. 1987 - 1999
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  79. 1987 - 1990
    Vice Chair for ResearchDepartment of Internal Medicine
  80. 1987 - 1990
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  81. 1987 - 1990
    MemberResearch Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  82. 1987 - 1989
    ChairGrants Review Committee, American Liver Foundation
  83. 1987 - 1989
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Liver Foundation
  84. 1987
    MemberNominating Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  85. 1987 - present
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine
  86. 1986 - 1990
    MemberGI Subspecialty Training Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  87. 1986 - 1990
    ChairExtramural Advisory Committee, Liver Research Core Center, University of Minnesota Medical School
  88. 1986 - 1990
    MemberGeneral Medicine A-2 Study Section, Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  89. 1986 - 1990
    MemberExtramural Advisory Committee, Liver Research Core Center, University of Minnesota Medical School
  90. 1986 - 1990
    MemberResearch Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  91. 1986
    ChairScientific Awards Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  92. 1986
    MemberScientific Awards Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  93. 1985 - present
    MemberGastroenterology Research Group
  94. 1984 - 1989
    MemberAmerican Liver Foundation
  95. 1984 - 1989
    MemberGrants Review Committee, American Liver Foundation
  96. 1984 - 1986
    Vice ChairInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  97. 1984 - 1985
    MemberInstitutional Steering Committee on Liver Transplantation, Institutional Dialysis and Transplant Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  98. 1984 - 1985
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  99. 1984 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation
  100. 1983 - 1990
    Co-DirectorAdvanced Hepatology Training Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  101. 1983 - 1990
    MemberAdvanced Hepatology Training Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  102. 1983 - 1986
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  103. 1982 - 1985
    MemberResearch Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  104. 1982 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Cell Biology
  105. 1980 - 1981
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  106. 1980
    Ad Hoc MemberBiomedical Research Review Committee, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  107. 1980
    MemberBiomedical Research Review Committee, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  108. 1980 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of the Liver
  109. 1979 - 1982
    MemberCentral Society for Clinical Research
  110. 1979 - 1982
    MemberTraining and Education/Education Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  111. 1979
    ChairAnnual Meeting Scientific Program, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  112. 1979
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Program, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  113. 1978 - 1985
    MemberMidwest Gut Club
  114. 1977 - 1982
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  115. 1977
    MemberHarvey Society
  116. 1977
    MemberGastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration
  117. 1977 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  118. 1977 - present
    MemberDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  119. 1976 - 1988
    MemberAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  120. 1976 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  121. 1975 - 1977
    MemberNew York Lipid Research Club
  122. 1975 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  123. 1973 - 1974
    MemberResidency Review Committee, Education Committee, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  124. 1972 - 1973
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  125. 1972 - 1973
    MemberMethods of Training in Internal Medicine Committee, Education Committee, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  126.  
    MemberFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  127.  
    Chair and OrganizerAnnual Single Topic Research Conference (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  128.  
    Chair and OrganizerAnnual Research Workshop (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  129.  
    DirectorAnnual Post-graduate Course (Diseases of the Bile Ducts: Pathogenesis, Pathology and Practice), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  130.  
    Co-DirectorSingle Topic Research Conference (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Consensus and Controversies), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  131.  
    Chair and OrganizerSingle Topic Research Conference (The Pathobiology of Biliary Epithelia), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  132.  
    DirectorAnnual Graduate Course (Diagnosis and Management of Diseases of the Biliary Tract), American Gastroenterological Association
  133.  
    External ConsultantSearch Committee for the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  134.  
    MemberLeadership Cabinet, American Gastroenterological Association
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Publications

Research activities

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