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Meena B Bansal, MD

Gastroenterology-Liver Disease

    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Liver Diseases
    • Specialty
    • Gastroenterology-Liver Disease
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital


Dr. Bansal joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2001 after completing Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002 she became the Hepatology Fellowship Director, leading one of the largest hepatology fellowships in the United States.  While remaining clinically active, she has also developed an NIH-funded basic research program focusing on understanding underlying molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis in an effort to develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies.  Her research interests focus on the role of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 in liver fibrosis and regeneration and Role of the chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CCR5, on stellate cell biology and fibrogenesis.  The latter has great implications in understanding mechanism of HCV- and HIV/HCV-induced liver disease.  Her research has resulted in numerous awards which include the AGA Shirley and Miles Fiterman Basic Research Prize(2005), The Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award (2006), and the Regal Award for Research Excellence in GI and Liver(2006).

Clinical Focus


AB, Harvard University
MD, Cornell University Medical College
MD, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center
, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Residency, Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Gastroenterology
Hospital of the University of Penn.




Transplant Hepatology

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Cancer Biology [CAB]