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Hongpeng Jia, M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery



  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

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  • M.Sc., Peking Union Medical College (China) (1990)
  • M.D., Hebei Medical University - Shijiazhuang (China) (1987)

Research & Publications


The Hackman Lab focuses on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating disease of premature infants and the leading cause of death and disability from gastrointestinal disease in newborns.

The disease strikes acutely and without warning, causing sudden death of the small and large intestines. In severe cases, tiny patients with the disease are either dying or dead from overwhelming sepsis within 24 hours. Surgical treatment to remove most of the affected gut results in lifelong short gut (short bowel) syndrome.



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An Artificial Intestine for NEC Patients? (9/16/15)

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