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About Howard J Worman, MD
Howard J. Worman, M.D. is Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Worman received his BA from Cornell University and MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He did clinical training in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and postdoctoral research training in cell biology at Rockefeller University. He then obtained clinical training in liver diseases at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Worman is internationally recognized for his research in cell biology and hepatology. His laboratory research is focused on primarily on the cell biology of rare genetic diseases. These include different types of muscular dystrophy, cardiomyopathy, lipodystrophy and premature aging syndromes (progeria) . He also does research on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and on the characterization of antibodies in autoimmune liver diseases. His clinical practice is primarily devoted to consultation in liver diseases.
Dr. Worman is an author on over 200 scientific publications. In 1998, he was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigator and, in 2010, to the Association of American Physicians. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Molecular Biology of the Cell and Journal of Autoimmunity and as a Section Editor of BMC Cell Biology. Dr. Worman is also author of the popular Liver Disorders and Hepatitis Sourcebook (McGraw-Hill, 2006).
- Internal Medicine
- Liver Disease
- Fellowship: Rockefeller University
- Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
- Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
- Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
- Internship: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Titles & Positions
- Professor of Medicine
- Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Awards & Honors
- American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1998
- Association of American Physicians, 2010
- Bachelor of Arts cum laude in biology, Cornell University, 1981
- Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award, University of Chicago, 1984
- First Prize Midwest Student Medical Research Forum, 1985
- Franklin McLean Award for meritorious medical student research, University of Chicago, 1985
- Henry Christian Award, American Federation for Clinical Research, 1990 Charles E. Culpeper Scholar in Medical Science, 1994
- Irma T. Hirschl Scholar, Irma T. Hirschl Trust, 1997
- Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University, 1980
- Richard W. Reilly Award for outstanding aptitude in gastroenterology, University of Chicago, 1985
- Silberberg Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1995
- SmithKline Beecham Clinical Research Award, American Gastroenterological Association, 1994
- Trainee Award in Clinical Research, American Federation for Clinical Research, 1989
- Travel Award 16th International Congress of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology New Delhi, American Society For Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1994