Frederik Nevens

Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program/ Hepatologist
University Hospital Leuven
Belgium

Frederik Nevens

Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program/ Hepatologist
University Hospital Leuven
Belgium

Biography

Frederik Nevens is Professor of Medicine at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

He is Hepatologist and the Medical Director of the Liver Transplant program at the University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium).

As a specialist in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, he earned his medical degree from the KU Leuven (summa cum laude) as well as his PhD (Pathophysiology of Portal Hypertension).
He performed during 1 year an additional training at the liver unit of the University of Barcelona.

For 15 years he was Senior Clinical Researcher granted by the ‘Fund of Scientific Research Flanders’ (Belgium) and he was chairmen of the division of Hepatology and of the lab of Hepatology.

He co-founded the Belgian Association of the Study of the Liver (BASL), was secretary of the Flemish society of Gastroenterology (VVGE), has served as an European Association of the Liver (EASL) board member and was president of the Belgian Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee (BLIC).

He is currently the coordinator of the courses of Digestive Diseases at the University of Leuven (KUL).

Current research interests include : complications of cirrhosis, liver transplantation, chronic hepatitis B and C viruses, PBC/PSC/AIH and polycystic liver disease and he runs the clinical trial unit of the division of Hepatology (10-15 clinical trials /year).

He is author/co-author of 850 publications (web of science) with a sum of times cited of 13 617 and >350 PUB med manuscripts (including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Medicine, BMJ, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and American Journal of Transplantation).

He has currently a H index of 62 and he is the author/co-author of >500 lectures at national and international scientific meetings (including Best of EASL speaker and Gastro Update Europe).