Positions

Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation
Baylor College of Medicine

Education

Fellowship at University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Advanced Hepatology
Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Residency at University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine
General Surgery (1995-1998)
MD from University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine
MPH from University of Maryland Baltimore
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Track

Certifications

Transplant Hepatology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

2010 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases K23)
2019 Roderick D. MacDonald Research Award/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
2017 Roderick D. MacDonald Research Award/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
2017 Faculty Research Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery (declined due to successful overlapping award)
2004 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award
2011 Presidential Poster of Distinction at the Liver Meeting 2011 of the American Association of the Study for Liver Diseases (AASLD), San Francisco, CA
2019 Fellow, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
2002 Travel Grant for the 8th Methodologies in Healthcare Outcomes in Gastroenterology Workshop Symposium sponsored by Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
2002 Third Place Abstract Presentation in Annual Research Prize Competition of the Chicago Society for Gastroenterology
2002 Winner of the Biannual Chicago Academic Debate entitled “Liver Disease: Controversies in the New Millennium”
2017 Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week®, Chicago, IL

Professional Interests

  • Cirrhosis and complications (Ascites, esophageal/gastric varices, gastric antral vascular ectasia, portal hypertensive gastropathy, encephalopathy, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatorenal syndrome, portopulmonary syndrome, hepatopulmonary syndrome)
  • Chronic liver diseases (e.g. Fatty liver, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, Wilson disease, hemochromatosis, drug-induced liver injury)
  • Acute liver failure
  • Benign and malignant liver tumors
  • Liver transplantation (Evaluation for liver transplantation and simultaneous liver- kidney, liver-heart, liver-lung and liver-multiorgan transplantation)
  • Post-liver transplant management (Acute and chronic liver graft rejection, immunosuppressive medication management, treatment of post-liver transplant recurrent hepatitis and liver disease)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, variceal banding, colonoscopy)

Professional Statement

Dr. Ayse L. Mindikoglu is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology with over 13 years of experience in academic clinical practice. In 2010, she received National Institutes of Health Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (NIH/NIDDK K23). Dr. Mindikoglu's research has been focused on kidney dysfunction in cirrhosis and development of new biomarkers of glomerular filtration rate and altered kidney hemodynamics in cirrhosis. Between 2010 and 2015, supported by the NIH/NIDDK K23 award, Dr. Mindikoglu conducted several clinical studies to understand key concepts of altered renal hemodynamics in cirrhosis. Her current research involves 1) developing new metabolomic biomarkers of cirrhosis that would accurately predict mortality on the US liver transplant waiting list; 2) effect of dawn-to-sunset fasting on obesity complications including metabolic syndrome, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; 3) Acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis.

Selected Publications

Memberships

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)