Professor Didier Samuel / Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris Sud / Head of the Liver and Intensive Care Units / Director of Inserm Research Unit 1193 / Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program
Institution: Centre Hepatobiliaire - Hôpital Paul Brousse - Groupe Hospitalier Paris Sud - DHU Hepatinov
Biography of Didier SAMUEL
Dr. Didier Samuel, MD, PhD, is Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at Université Paris-Sud, Villejuif, France. Prof Samuel is also Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program, and Head of both the Liver and Intensive Care Units at Centre Hepatobiliaire of Universitary Hôpital Paul Brousse in Villejuif. He was Head of the Departments of Diseases of the Liver and of Digestive and Urinary Systeme at Paris Sud Universitary Hospitals from 2011 to 2017. In addition, he is Director of Inserm Research Unit 1193 at Université Paris Sud. Prof Samuel obtained his MD in 1985 and his PhD in 1994 from Université Paris-Sud, and served his internship at Hôpitaux de Paris. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris Sud. His research focuses on liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, HIV, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is a member of the Council of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS, acting as President 2013-2014), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and European Association of the Study of the Liver (EASL, he was member of the Scientific Committee 2000-2003). He served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Hepatology (2010-2014). Prof Samuel has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks, with a H-index of 66 and has given over 300 lectures at international congresses. In 2007, he was honored with the AASLD Achievement in Liver Transplantation Award. In 2010 he was awarded in France with the Legion d’Honneur and in 2014 with the Research Prize Allianz-Fondation de France.