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Zobair M. YOUNOSSI, MD

Chairman of the Global NASH Council
Professor and Chairman of Beatty Liver and Obesity Research Program, Inova Health System Gastroenterology and Hepatology
United States of America

Zobair M Younossi MD MPH is the Chairman of the Global NASH Council as well as the Professor and Chairman of the Beatty Liver and Obesity Research Program at Inova Health System. Dr.Younossi earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha award 1989) and completed his postgraduate training (medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology) at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, while earning his master of public health degree with multiple honours (Hanlon Award and Outstanding Student Award) from San Diego State University. He is the current President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF, 2018-Present). He has served as the Chairman, Department of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (2011-Present) and the President of Inova Medicine (2019-Present). He has also served as the Vice President of Research for Inova Health System (2007-2018), the Chairman of Clinical Research for Inova Health System (2019-2022) and a member and Vice Chair of Inova Health Foundation Board of Trustees (2008-Present) as well as a member of the Board of American College of Gastroenterology Institute. He has represented the American Association of Liver Disease and American Gastroenterological Association at different congressional meetings. He has over 30 years of pioneering research in the field of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD or MASLD) and outcomes research in liver disease, including topics related to health-related quality of life and other patient reported outcomes (PROs). He has authored 757 articles, 3 books, 7 journal supplements, 26 book chapters and 1074 abstracts for international scientific meetings and has an H-index of 111. Dr. Younossi's academic experience also includes being the co-editor of Liver International, Associate Editor of J of Hepatology and serving on the editorial board of a number of important medical journals. In addition to research, Dr. Younossi has been actively involved in teaching students, residents, post-doctoral candidates and fellows. He has also served as the Chair, the Director or the Faculty for a number national and international scientific and CME related programs. He has given over 500 presentations in scientific meetings.