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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 832-822-3131

Address

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Anna M. Banc-Husu, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Fellowship Pediatric Transplant Hepatology 2020
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2019
Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Evanston, IL Masters Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) 2019
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Pediatrics 2015
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2012

About

Dr. Banc-Husu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a Transplant Hepatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She cares for infants and children with liver transplants and with a variety of liver diseases including: biliary atresia; idiopathic neonatal hepatitis; progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC); Alagille syndrome; fatty liver disease; and numerous other rare liver disorders. As a clinician, she believes that patients and their families are at the center of each medical decision. Her philosophy of care is to provide the best care for her patients by incorporating research-informed clinical care, by collaborating with multi-disciplinary experts, and most importantly, by demonstrating empathy and compassion in every conversation and decision. She is a clinician-scientist with research interests in the critical care of children with liver disease. Her research focuses on the role of the immune system in the development of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) and how to better improve the multi-disciplinary management of children in the intensive care unit to improve patient outcomes before and after liver transplantation.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Liver Disease

Pediatric Liver Transplant

Hepatology Critical care

Research Interests:

Acute-on-chronic Liver Failure

Decompensated Cirrhosis

Hepatology Critical Care

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)

Trainee Steering Committee Member, Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure Special Interest Group (2019 – Present); Education Sub-Committee Member, Pediatric Liver Disease Special Interest Group (2020 – Present)
American Society of Transplantation Member
North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Member
Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Member; Member, SPLIT Education Committee (2020 - Present); Member, SPLIT Registry Operations Committee (2019 – Present)

Selected Publications

Banc-Husu AM, Neighbors K, Rychlik K, Harris ZL, Mohammad S, Alonso EM. Admission characteristics identify risk of Pediatric Acute-on-chronic liver failure. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2020 Jun;70:783-788.

Banc-Husu AM, Osgood PT, Fortunato JE. Feeding Difficulties in a newborn with a cardiac anomaly: more than just the heart. Dysphagia 2020: doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10142-x. Online ahead of print.

Banc-Husu AM, Ahmad NA, Chadrasekhara V, Ginsberg GG, Jaffe DL, Kochman ML, Rajala M, Mamula P. Therapeutic Endoscopy for the Control of Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Children: A Case Series. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 Apr;64(4):e88-e91.

Banc-Husu, AM. Anupindi, SA, Lin HC. Resolution of hepatic artery thrombosis in two pediatric liver transplant patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2016 Apr;62(4):546-9.

Xu M, Banc A, Woodruff TK, Shea LD. Secondary follicle growth and oocyte maturation by culture in alginate hydrogel following cryopreservation of the ovary or individual follicles. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2009 Jun 1;103(2):378-86.

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