About the Authors

Veeral Ajmera, MD, MAS

Dr. Veeral Ajmera
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California at San Diego
Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

Dr. Veeral Ajmera is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ajmera is an investigator at the UCSD NAFLD Research Center where he collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of experts on research in non-invasive biomarkers, genetics and patient factors associated with chronic liver disease severity and prognosis.

He is a recipient of an American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Clinical and Translational Research Award and an NIDDK K23 Career Development Award for his work on the non-invasive assessment of patients with NAFLD. He is a co-investigator for adult hepatology for the NIDDK-sponsored NASH Clinical Research Network and Liver Cirrhosis Network.

Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc

Dr. Rohit Loomba
Director of Hepatology, Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of California at San Diego

Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, is a leading expert in translational research and innovative clinical trial design in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and steatohepatitis (NASH). He is the founding director of the UCSD NAFLD Translational Research Unit where his team is conducting cutting edge research in all aspects of NAFLD including non-invasive biomarkers, genetics, epidemiology, clinical trial design, imaging end-points, and integrated OMICs using microbiome, metabolome and lipidome. More

Beom Kyung Kim, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Beom Kyung Kim
Associate Professor of Medicine
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine
Yonsei University College of Medicine

Beom Kyung Kim, MD, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Yonsei Unversity College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's research interests include hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and the epidemiology of liver disease. Dr. Kim is especially interested in how we can utilize Big data and AI to advance research in medicine.

Dr. Kim is a member of the Korean Association of Internal Medicine, Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Korean Liver Cancer Association, and Korean Society of Gastroenterology.

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Beom Kyung Kim1,2, Jaclyn Bergstrom1, Rohan Loomba1, Nobuharu Tamaki1,5, Namiki Izumi5, Atsushi Nakajima1,6, Ramazan Idilman7, Mesut Gumussoy7, Digdem Kuru Oz8, Ayse Erden8, Emily Truong9, Ju Dong Yang9, Mazen Noureddin9, Alina M. Allen10 and Rohit Loomba1,11, Veeral Ajmera1

1NAFLD Research Center, Division of Gastroenterology. University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA 2Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea 3Division of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA 4Evidence-Based Practice Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA 5Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital Tokyo, Japan 6Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan 7Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Turkey 8Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara Turkey. 9Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA, USA 10Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA 11School of Public Health, University of California, San Diego

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