U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: +1 301 594 8871
Email: serranoj@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 

Medical Officer, Staff Clinician, Commissioned Corps, U.S. Public Health Service, Digestive Diseases Branch, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, NIDDK, NIH, 1998-Present

Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center/NIH, 1995-1998

Residency, East Carolina University and Washington Hospital Center, 1992-1995

Visiting Research Fellow and Associate, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, 1985-1990

Ph.D., M.D., Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1985

Jose Serrano, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As program director for projects studying liver, biliary, gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine, and pancreas processes, I oversee a research portfolio on the major diseases affecting the liver, pancreas, and the gastrointestinal tract.  Providing scientific, programmatic, and fiscal management of basic research and clinical studies, my work supports advancement of the Division’s goals, which are to find the primary causes of liver, biliary, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal diseases; to characterize the factors that contribute to their progression; and to develop interventions for their treatment and prevention.

I also serve as project scientist for the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, and the Study of Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis Steering Committee.  I am a project officer for the Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial, the Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortia, and the Liver Tissue and Cell Distribution System.  My other research activities include support for the Fogarty International Center.

​Research Programs

Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
The Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis program supports research on the etiology and pathogenesis of acute and chronic pancreatitis

Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in digestive diseases

Endocrine Pancreas
The Endocrine Pancreas program supports research on the basic biology, development, and function of the endocrine pancreas as well as clinical studies on islet transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes

Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
NIDDK program supporting research on endocrine tumors of the pancreas

Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology
NIDDK research programs on gastrointestinal neuroendocrinology

Gastrointestinal Physiology, Development, and Epithelial Biology
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on GI development, diseases, and disorders

Hereditary and Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas
This program supports research on the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of pancreatic diseases and on childhood disorders of the pancreas

Liver Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Liver Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiological research in liver diseases

Pancreas Basic Research and Development
The Pancreas Basic Research and Development program supports research on the development, structure, function, and diseases of the exocrine pancreas

Pancreas Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Pancreas Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research on diseases of the exocrine pancreas

Translational and Basic Liver Disease Research
This program supports both translational and basic research on liver physiology and pathophysiology and liver diseases

Committee Membership

NIDDK’s Translation Working Group, Member

Fogarty International Center Institute Representatives, Member

NIH Knowledge Management for Disease Coding Project, Member​