David A. A. Brenner

University of California, San Diego, USA

David A. A. Brenner holds an M.D. degree. He is a distinguished physician-scientist and is the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, in February 2007. In this role, Dr. Brenner leads the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD Medical Center, and UCSD Medical Group. He has oversight of over 900 faculty physicians, pharmacists, and scientists; 8500 staff; over 800 medical and pharmacy students; and a health system that cares for approximately 248100 patients annually. Dr. Brenner is a leader in the field of gastroenterological research, specializing in diseases of the liver. He is widely respected as a translational scientist whose work bridges the laboratory and clinical settings. He has focused on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of fibrotic liver disease and the genetic basis of liver disorders as the foundation for improving prevention and treatment of liver disease. He is recognized as an outstanding clinician and teacher. For five years, he was an Editor-in-Chief of Gastroenterology, the premier journal in the field. His professional memberships include the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, for which he is the Secretary; the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, for which he is the Chair of the Research Policy Committee, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of two philanthropic foundations, the AlphaOne Foundation and the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. He also serves on numerous editorial boards.

Biography Updated on 3 June 2010

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