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Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University
Director, Liver Institute Northwest
Seattle, WA

Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD, is director of Liver Institute Northwest and professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology and anthropology as a member of the dean’s list at Columbia University, and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine (currently known as Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). He completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr Kowdley is internationally recognized as a clinician, educator, and researcher in liver disease. 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, 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. His scholarly work has been cited more than 50,000 times (h-index 103), according to Google Scholar. He was included on the Web of Science list of “Highly Cited Researchers” (top 1% by citations for field) for 2019 and 2020.