Dr. Kris Kowdley, Director of Liver Institute Northwest

Dr. Kris Kowdley, Director

Liver Institute Northwest, Clinical Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University

Dr. Kris Kowdley, Director

Dr. Kris Kowdley, Director of Liver Institute Northwest and clinical professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, is an internationally recognized liver disease expert and researcher. He has led several major international clinical trials of new treatments for hepatitis C, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Dr. Kowdley’s translational and laboratory research focuses on the role of iron as a co-factor in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Dr. Kowdley and his team have developed novel murine models and biomarkers for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. His research program has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1999. Dr. Kowdley is the author of more than 500 articles, book chapters, reviews and commentaries, and his scholarly work has been cited nearly 45,000 times, according to Google Scholar. He is on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” (top 1% by citations for field) by Web of Science in 2019 and 2020.

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