Patrizia Burra is a Gastroenterologist specialized in liver transplantation medicine at the Gastroenterology Unit of the Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences of the University of the Study in Padova, Italy. She is a Senior Lecturer of gastroenterology, with a Ph.D. in hepatology, and she is a Teaching Professor at the Medical School in Padova. Her main clinical interests concern complications of liver cirrhosis mainly encephalopathy, liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease, quality of life after transplantation, as well as viral hepatitis in end-stage renal disease and kidney transplant patients. Her main research interests concern liver ischemia-reperfusion injury and hepatocyte culture. In recent years, she has had an active role as a Councilor of the European Society Organ Transplantation (ESOT) mainly as a Local Organizer of the 11th ESOT Congress held in VENICE, 20–24 September, 2003, where she has been elected as a Vice President of the ESOT. She has been the Organizer of the Monothematic Conference of the European Association Study of the Liver (EASL) in Venice 25–26 September, 2003, on strategies for liver support: from stem cells to xenotransplantation. At the present time, she is also the Vice-Chairman of the European Liver Transplant Association (ELTA) and a Member of the Educational Committee of the ESOT. She has attended nearly 200 scientific meetings and she is a frequently invited Lecturer. She has published 70 original articles in the field of liver disease and liver transplantation and she has had an active role in some multicenter trials on novel drugs in liver transplantation.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2009