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The American Liver Foundation (ALF) announced Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc has been elected to the Board of Directors.
In making the announcement Donna Cryer, Chair of the American Liver Foundation said, “These are exciting times for the Foundation as we work together to advance our mission. To ensure our success for the benefit of people with liver disease, we continue to engage the best and brightest volunteers and staff leadership available. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Loomba to our team.”
Rohit Loomba, MD, serves as assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, T. Franklin Williams Scholar, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine and as Assistant Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the Unviersity of California at San Diego. Dr. Loomba was a hepatology fellow at the National Institutes of Health. In the late 90s, Dr. Loomba was a junior resident at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Loomba is a graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College in India and received a Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Loomba is an internationally recognized expert in the clinical management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and runs a multidisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego to uncover the epidemiology, natural history, novel biomarkers, and find new treatments for this disease.
Newton Guerin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Liver Foundation said, “We believe that the leadership and knowledge Dr. Loomba brings to our volunteers and staff across the country will move us closer to the day when we can say liver disease no longer threatens our public health.”