Institution: CHU de Lille
Biography of Alexandre LOUVET
Alexandre Louvet is professor of hepatology in the gastroenterology department of the University Hospital of Lille, France, headed by Prof. Philippe Mathurin. He earned both his medical degree from the University of Lille. He got his PhD degree after a fellowship in the Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale in Créteil, France, where he worked on the role of the endocannabinoid system in alcoholic liver disease in mice. His clinical interests include alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and viral hepatitis. He is involved in both clinical and basic research. His main topic in research is alcoholic hepatitis (natural history, treatment, disease modeling, transplantation, and pathophysiology). He has published several papers on the management of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis. He is a member of the governing board of the French Association for the Study of the Liver (AFEF), of the editorial board of the Journal of Hepatology and is also a reviewer for several journals specialized in hepatology.