- Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco (1983-1985), Gastroenterology
- Residency - University of California at San Francisco (1980-1983), Internal Medicine
- Internship - University of California at San Francisco (1979-1980), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine (1975-1979)
Greg Fitz, M.D.
- Nadine and Tom Craddick Distinguished Chair in Medical Science
- Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
Greg Fitz, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Holder of the Nadine and Tom Craddick Distinguished Chair in Medical Science, he serves as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Global Affairs. He specializes in liver diseases.
Dr. Fitz earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco, where he also received advanced training through a fellowship in gastroenterology.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Fitz joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2003. He served as Chair of Internal Medicine from 2003 to 2009 and as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School from 2009 through 2018.
Dr. Fitz’s research interests include the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance, biliary secretion, epithelial ion channels, and purinergic signaling. The author of numerous scholarly articles, reviews, book chapters, and invited lectures, he is also a co-editor of major textbooks in gastroenterology, liver diseases, internal medicine, and physiology.
A former President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, he is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Association of Professors of Medicine.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- Association of American Physicians
- American Society for Clinical Investigation
- American Gastroenterological Association
- American Federation for Clinical Research
- American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
Honors & Awards
- American Society for Clinical Investigation, Best Doctors in America 2001, 2002, 2003
- Eugene Stead Award for Excellence in Teaching 1991, Duke University
- Waterman Chair in Liver Research 1996
- Association of American Physicians 2001
- MERIT Award 2002, National Institutes of Health
Books & Publications
Autocrine signaling through ATP release represents a novel mechanism for cell volume regulation.
Wang Y, Roman R, Lidofsky SD, Fitz JG Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1996 Oct 93 21 12020-5
Insulin stimulates membrane conductance in a liver cell line: evidence for insertion of ion channels through a phosphoinositide 3-kinase-dependent mechanism.
Kilic G, Doctor RB, Fitz JG The Journal of biological chemistry 2001 Jul 276 29 26762-8
ClC-2 chloride channels contribute to HTC cell volume homeostasis.
Roman RM, Smith RL, Feranchak AP, Clayton GH, Doctor RB, Fitz JG American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2001 Mar 280 3 G344-53
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator facilitates ATP release by stimulating a separate ATP release channel for autocrine control of cell volume regulation.
Braunstein GM, Roman RM, Clancy JP, Kudlow BA, Taylor AL, Shylonsky VG, Jovov B, Peter K, Jilling T, Ismailov II, Benos DJ, Schwiebert LM, Fitz JG, Schwiebert EM The Journal of biological chemistry 2001 Mar 276 9 6621-30
p38 MAP kinase modulates liver cell volume through inhibition of membrane Na+ permeability.
Feranchak AP, Berl T, Capasso J, Wojtaszek PA, Han J, Fitz JG The Journal of clinical investigation 2001 Nov 108 10 1495-504
Evidence for multidrug resistance-1 P-glycoprotein-dependent regulation of cellular ATP permeability.
Roman RM, Lomri N, Braunstein G, Feranchak AP, Simeoni LA, Davison AK, Mechetner E, Schwiebert EM, Fitz JG The Journal of membrane biology 2001 Oct 183 3 165-73
Heterotrimeric G-proteins activate Cl- channels through stimulation of a cyclooxygenase-dependent pathway in a model liver cell line.
Kilic G, Fitz JG The Journal of biological chemistry 2002 Apr 277 14 11721-7
Cholangiocytes exhibit dynamic, actin-dependent apical membrane turnover.
Doctor RB, Dahl R, Fouassier L, Kilic G, Fitz JG American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 2002 May 282 5 C1042-52
Volume-sensitive tyrosine kinases regulate liver cell volume through effects on vesicular trafficking and membrane Na+ permeability.
Feranchak AP, Kilic G, Wojtaszek PA, Qadri I, Fitz JG The Journal of biological chemistry 2003 Nov 278 45 44632-8
Hepatocellular ATP-binding cassette protein expression enhances ATP release and autocrine regulation of cell volume.
Roman RM, Wang Y, Lidofsky SD, Feranchak AP, Lomri N, Scharschmidt BF, Fitz JG The Journal of biological chemistry 1997 Aug 272 35 21970-6
- Autocrine signaling through ATP release represents a novel mechanism for cell volume regulation.
- Purinergic signaling
- Epithelial ion channels
- Cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance
- Biliary secretion