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Meena Bansal

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Liver Diseases
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Certifications

  • Transplant Hepatology

  • Gastroenterology

Clinical Focus

Training Areas

Education

  • MD, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • A.B., Harvard University

  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College

  • 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.

Biography

    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).

Awards

  • -
    Miles and Shirley Fiterman Basic Research Award
    American Gastroenterological Association

  • 2006 -
    Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award
    Regal Awards: Research Excellence in GI and Liver

  • 2001 -
    First Prize
    Komarov Competition-Basic Science. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1997 -
    David E. Rogers Memorial Prize
    The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College

  • 1997 -
    C. Richard Bowman Memorial Award
    The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College

Research

Specific Clinical/Research Interests: Role of chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CCR5, on stellate cell biology and fibrogenesis; molecular regulation of hepatic fibrosis and regeneration

Current Students: Yedidya Saiman

Postdoctoral Fellows: Ana Tuyama; Ritu Agarwal

Research Personnel: Feng Hong

Summary of Research Studies:
Brief Biosketch and Research Interests 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.

Publications

Bansal MB, Friedman SL. Reversal of Hepatic Fibrosis-Fact or Fantasy?. Hepatology 2006; 43: S82-88.

Kodali R, Hajjou M, Berman AB, Schecter AD, Zhang S, Pan JJ, Bansal MB. Chemokines Induce Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Through Activation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells. Cardiovascular Research 2006; 69: 706-715.

Bansal MB, Kovalovich K, Li W, Gupta R, Taub RA, Alvarez CE, Safadi R, Radbill B, Friedman SL, Agarwarl A. Interleukin-6 Protects Hepatocytes from CCl4- Mediated Necrosis and Apoptosis in Mice by Reducing MMP-2 Expression. Journal of Hepatology 2005; 42: 548-556.

Safadi R, Ohta M, Alvarez CE, Friedman SL, Bansal MB, Mehal WZ, Fiel MI. Immune Stimulation of Hepatic Fibrogenesis by CD8 Lymphocytes and its Attenuation by Transgenic Interleukin 10 from Hepatocytes. Gastroenterology 2004; 127: 870-882.

Friedman SL, Bansal MB. The enlarging role of matrix metalloproteinases in liver injury - beyond scar degradation. J Hepatol 2002 Aug; 37(2): 293-294.

Friedman SL, Bansal MB, editors. Fibrogenesis. San Diego, Elsevier,Academic Press; pp34-38.

Hong F MD, Tuyama A, Agarwal R, Gupta R, Cheng X, Garg A, Inoue YM, Fiel M MD, Schwartz M MD, Schwartzkopf M, Schecter AD, Bansal MB MD. Hepatic Stellate Cells Express Functional CXCR4: Role in Stromal Cell Derived Facter -1a medicated Stellate Cell Activation. Hepatology 2009; 49: 2005-2067.

Tuyama AC, Hong F MD, Saiman Y, Wang C MD, Mosoian A, Chen P, Chen BK, Klotman M MD, Bansal MB MD. HIV-1 Infects Human Hepatic Stellate Cells and Promotes Collagen I and MCP-1 Expression: Implications for hepatic fibrosis in HIV/HCV co infection. Hepatology 2010; 52: 612-621.

Radbill B MD, Gupta R, Ramirez MM, DiFeo A, Martignetti J, Alvarez C MD, Friedman SL MD, Narla G MD, Vrabie R, Saiman Y, Bowles R, MB Bansal. Loss of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Amplifies Murine Toxin INduced Liver Fibrosis by Upregulating Collagen I Expression. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2011; 56: 406-416.

Bansal MB MD, Friedman SL MD. Hepatic Fibrogenesis. In: Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. pp94-101.

Bansal MB MD, Blackard J. Effect of HIV on Liver Cell Populations. In: HIV and Liver Diseases. Springer;.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Bansal during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • CSL Behring

Other Activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership.

  • CSL Behring

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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