Andrea Todisco MD

Professor, Internal Medicine
Specialties: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Peptic ulcer disease, and gastric acid secretion.

Locations

U of M Gastroenterology

Taubman Center, Floor 3, Reception D
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor
MI
48109
Phone:
888-229-7408

U of M Gastroenterology - Medical Procedures

Medical Procedures Unit, University Hospital, Floor 2, Room 2B353
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor
MI
48109
Phone:
888-229-7408

U of M Gastroenterology - Medical Procedures

East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Procedures Center
4270 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor
MI
48109
Phone:
888-229-7408

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • University of Rome, 1985

Residency

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Internal Medicine, MI, 1989

Fellowship

  • Internal Medicine Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, 1992

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

Research

Dr. Todisco's research efforts have been focused on the investigation of the mechanisms that regulate epithelial cell growth and differentiation in the upper gastrointestinal tract. In particular, he has investigated the intracellular signal transduction pathways that mediate the multiple, complex actions of growth factors, such as gastrin and epidermal growth factor, in the stomach. Most of his work has been focused on the gastric parietal cells, highly specialized gastric epithelial cells that appear to play an important role in the complex process of differentiation and development of multiple cell lineages in the stomach. In a series of recent investigations Dr. Todisco has demonstrated that while protein kinase B/Akt is a crucial molecular switch for the induction and the maintenance of parietal cell differentiation, MAPK appears to be responsible for the activation of programs that lead to parietal cell dedifferentiation.

Biography