Division of Gastroenterology

Marco Puglia

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine







Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Marco Puglia is an Associate Professor within the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  He is consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He completed his B.Sc. in Biochemistry at McMaster University (2000). Subsequently, he completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ottawa (2004). He then completed postgraduate medical training in Internal Medicine (2007) and Gastroenterology (2009) at McMaster University.  This was followed by a one-year Advanced Hepatology and Liver Transplant fellowship in Toronto (2010).  

Dr. Puglia has a general Hepatology practice with a particular focus / interest in the management of viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and pre- and post-liver transplant patients.  Academic interests include teaching at both the undergraduate level and postgraduate level.  Dr. Puglia is the director of the Medical Foundations 2 unit of the undergraduate medical school curriculum.  He is also the director of the Hepatology curriculum component of the Gastroenterology training program.  His teaching efforts have been recognized with several clinical teaching awards at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Dr. Puglia is involved in clinical research studies in Hepatitis C and more recently as a Principal Investigator in a number of clinical trials in Non-Alcohol Steatohepatitis.

Selected Publications

  1. Baharith H and Puglia M. Are Patients Hospitalized with Cirrhosis and Ascites Receiving Appropriate Diagnostic Paracentesis? J Clin Gastroenterol Treat, 2:012, 2016
  2. Lu L, Ning S, Kassam Z, Hunt R, Puglia M. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytic Syndrome and Enteropathy-Associated T-cell Lymphoma in a Patient with Refractory Celiac Disease. ACG Case Rep J 2014;1:140–2.
  3. Guillaud O, Gurram KC, Puglia M, Lilly L, Adeyi O, Renner EL, Selzner N. Angiotensin blockade does not affect fibrosis progression in recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation. Transplant Proc 2013;45:2331-6.
  4. Siegal D, Su W, DaBreo D, Puglia M et al. Liver-Kidney Transplantation in Primary Hyperoxaluria Type-1: Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine 2011;2:126-32.
  5. Bensen R, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Ioannidis G, Olszynski WP, Sebaldt R, Murray TM, Josse RG, Brown JP, Hanley DA, Petrie A, Puglia M et al. Evaluation of easily measured risk factors in the prediction of osteoporotic fractures. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005;6:47.
  6. Papaioannou A, Ionnidis G, Adachi JD, Sebaldt RJ, Ferko N, Puglia M et al. Adherence to bisphosphonates and hormone replacement therapy in a tertiary care setting of patients in the CANDOO database. Osteoporosis International 2003;14:808-13.
  7. Barrett JM, Puglia MA, Singh G, Tozer RG. Expression of Ets-related transcription factors and matrix metalloproteinase genes in human breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2002;72:227-32.