Dr. Jörn M. Schattenberg is a world-renowned professor of medicine and a leading expert in the field of hepatology. Born in Germany, Prof. Schattenberg received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg before pursuing a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Mainz.
Throughout his distinguished career, Prof. Schattenberg has held various academic and research positions in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Miami VA Healthcare System.
Prof. Schattenberg’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of liver disease, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He is particularly interested in the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in the development and progression of liver disease.
He has published numerous articles in high-impact journals, and his work has been widely cited in the scientific community. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
In addition to his research, Prof. Schattenberg is also committed to educating the next generation of hepatologists. He has trained and mentored many students and postdoctoral fellows, and his dedication to teaching has earned him several awards and accolades throughout his career.