Dr. Younossi earned his medical degree from the University of
Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Alpha Omega Alpha 1989) in
Rochester, NY, USA. He completed his residency in internal medicine with
a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Scripps Clinic and
Research Foundation in La Jolla, California, USA, while earning his master
of public health degree from San Diego State University School of Public
Health, San Diego, California, USA. He served as Staff Hepatologist and
Senior Researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio,
USA, before establishing the Center for Liver Diseases at Inova Fairfax
Hospital, which is now renowned for research related to non-alcoholic
fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and outcomes research in liver disease. He
served as Vice President of Research for Inova Health System and
currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
of the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation and Member and Vice Chairman
of the Board of Inova Health System Foundation.
Dr. Younossi pioneered research in NAFLD and has been a leader in the
field of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), economic assessment and
other areas of outcomes research in liver disease. He leads a number of
international efforts related to NAFLD and PROs in liver disease though
global collaborations, including the Chair of Global NASH Council and the
Global Liver Registry. I addition to research and administrative duties, Dr.
Younossi has been actively involved in teaching students, residents and
fellows. He has also served as Chair, Director or faculty of a number
international scientific and CME related courses.
Dr. Younossi specializes in hepatology and gastroenterology and has
authored over 500 articles, 3 books, 6 journal supplements, over 25 book
chapters, over 780 abstracts at the international scientific meetings and
over 415 faculty lectures. His academic productivity has led to an H-index
of 79. Dr. Younossi also serves as the co-editor of Liver International, and
on the editorial board of a number of important medical journals.