GI physician leader to know: Dr. Rohit Loomba of UC San Diego Health

Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, is an attending gastroenterologist and an associate professor of clinical medicine at University of California San Diego Health and UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterology Association and Gastroenterology Research Group.

Dr. Loomba focuses on clinical management of chronic liver diseases as well as transplantation. His research interests include all aspects of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease including aging, epidemiology, genetic and environmental predisposition, natural history and treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. He is the principal investigator for the NIDDK-sponsored NASH-CRN and serves on it's steering committee. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the American Gastroenterological Association Foundation-Sucampo-ASP Designated Research Award in Geriatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Loomba completed his medical degree at the Armed Forces Medical College in India. He completed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. He completed his hepatology fellowship at NIH/NIDDK in Bethesda, Md., and his gastroenterology fellowship at UC San Diego.

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