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Randall Brand, MD, is a gastroenterologist and is certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is the academic director for the GI Division at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Dr. Brand also directs the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s GI Malignancy Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prevention Program and leads UPMC’s Hereditary GI Tumor Clinic.  He received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, followed by his fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Brand’s clinical interests include the early detection of pancreatic cancer, evaluating and caring for family members from pancreatic cancer-prone families, hereditary GI cancers, and evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been honored as a fellow of both the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.  Dr. Brand is also a member of the American Pancreatic Association and serves as the current President of the Collaborative Groups of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancers.  He is a principal investigator in the Early Detection Research Network and participates in multiple NCI-, NIH- and DoD-funded research projects focused on the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Brand lives north of Pittsburgh and has a son, daughter, and three grandchildren.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family.

View the full list of Dr. Brand’s publications on PubMed.