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Nicholas Piazza, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Specialty Areas

Hospital Medicine


BS Magna Cum Laude: Samford University, 2010; MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2014; Internal Medicine Resident: University of North Carolina, 2014-2017; Gastroenterology Fellow: University of South Florida, 2017-2018; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina 2018.



Piazza NA, Singal AK. “Frequency of Cardiovascular Events and Effect on Survival in Liver Transplant Recipients for Cirrhosis Due to Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis”. Exp Clin Transplant. 2016 Feb; 14(1):79-85.
Piazza, NA. “Heart Attack Survivors, Rejoice: Sex Is Still Okay for Some.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 22 Sept. 2015. Web. <>.
Gurpinar E, Grizzle WE, Shacka JJ, Mader BJ, Li N, Piazza NA, Russo S, Keeton AB, Piazza GA. “A novel sulindac derivative inhibits lung adenocarcinoma cell growth through suppression of Akt/mTOR signaling and induction of autophagy.” Mol Cancer Therapeutics. 2013 May; 12(5):663-74.


Piazza NA, Pasricha S, Cotton CC, Madanick RD. “High Resolution Esophageal Manometry Findings in Patients Using Chronic Opiates”. Digestive Disease Week. Oral presentation. San Diego, Ca. May 22, 2016.
Mitchell M, Islam FU, Piazza NA, Clarett DM, Singal AK. “Echocardiography for Liver Transplant Evaluation: Optimal Cut-off for Right Heart Catheterization and Impact on Transplant Listing”. American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, The Liver Meeting. San Francisco, Ca. November 15, 2015.
Piazza NA, Singal AK. “Frequency of Cardiac Events and their Impact on Survival Among Liver Transplant Recipients for Steatohepatitis Related Cirrhosis”. American College of Gastroenterology, Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster presentation. Philadelphia, PA. October 19th, 2014.


Piazza NA, Pasricha S, Cotton CC, Madanick RD. “High Resolution Esophageal Manometry Findings in Patients Using Chronic Opiates”. George Sheldon Research Symposium. Chapel Hill, NC. May 2016.
Piazza NA, Singal AK. “Impact of Post-transplant Cardiac Events in Liver Transplant Patients”. Resident Research Day 2015. Chapel Hill, NC. April 2015.
Piazza NA, Singal AK. “Cardiac evaluation of patients with cirrhosis prior to listing for liver transplantation: Impact on cardiovascular outcomes and optimizing protocol”. UAB Medical Student Research Day. October 2013.
Piazza NA, Eltoum EI. “Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) as a potential target and marker of lung cancer” Summer 2011. UAB Medical Student Research Day, October 2012.

Nicholas Piazza
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    101 Manning Drive

    Hospital Medicine

    CB# 7085

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085