Zobair Younossi, MD, MPH

Chairman and Professor of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA

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Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.

Dr. Younossi earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Alpha Omega Alpha 1989) in Rochester, NY. He completed his residency in internal medicine with a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California, while earning his master of public health degree from San Diego State University School of Public Health, San Diego, California. He served as Staff Hepatologist and Senior Researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, before establishing the Canter for Liver Diseases at Inova Fairfax Hospital, which is now renowned for research related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and outcomes research in liver disease. He has served as Vice President of Research for Inova Health System and currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation and Member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Inova Health System Foundation.

Dr. Younossi pioneered research in NAFLD and has been a leader in the field of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), economic assessment and other areas of outcomes research in liver disease. He leads a number of international efforts related to NAFLD and PROs in liver disease though global collaborations, including the Chair of Global NASH Council and the Global Liver and NASH Registries. I addition to research and administrative duties, Dr. Younossi has been actively involved in teaching students, residents and fellows. He has also served as Chair, Director or faculty of a number international scientific and CME related courses.

Dr. Younossi specializes in hepatology and gastroenterology and has authored over 510 articles, 3 books, 6 journal supplements, over 25 book chapters, over 780 abstracts at the international scientific meetings and over 415 faculty lectures. His academic productivity has led to an H-index of 81. Dr. Younossi also serves as the co-editor of Liver International, and on the editorial board of a number of important medical journals.