U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jose Serrano
 

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

 
  • Medical OfficerStaff Clinician, Commissioned Corps, U.S. Public Health Service, Digestive Diseases Branch, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, NIDDK, NIH1998-Present
  • FellowshipGeorgetown University Medical Center/NIH1995-1998
  • ResidencyEast Carolina University and Washington Hospital Center1992-1995
  • Visiting Research Fellow and AssociateDiabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH1985-1990
  • Ph.D., M.D.Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain1985

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

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As program director for projects studying liver, 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, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal diseases; to characterize the factors that contribute to their progression; and to develop interventions for their treatment and prevention.

I manage a basic science portfolio on exocrine pancreas and GI neuroendocrine pathophysiology and diseases as well as in liver toxicity due to medication and dietary supplements. I also serve as Project Scientist or Program Offial in several research networks and large clinical studies like The Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) 2003-to present. The Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC) 2010-present. The MEthotrexate Response in Treatment of UC (MERIT-UC) 2011-present. The Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy 2012-present. The Stent vs. Indomethacin for preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (SVI) 2013-present. The L. reuteri for Pediatric Diarrhea in Peru: Growth, Enteropathy, and Microbiota study (PRIDEC-Peru) 2014-present. The Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC) 2015-present. The SpHincterotomy in Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis with Pancreas Divisum Trial (SHARP) 2016-present. The Results of ERCP in SPhincter of Oddi Dysfunction Study (ReSPOND) 2017-present. The APpendicitis in Pediatrics: Exploring the Nonoperative Debate Trial (APPEND-X) 2017-present the Liver Tissue and Cell Distribution System.

​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 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

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIDDK’s Translation Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Clinical Studies Working GroupMember
  • NIH Knowledge Management for Disease Coding ProjectMember