Ariel E. Feldstein, MD
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Elected 2017

Dr. Feldstein is Chief of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Division at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. After graduating from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Medical School and completing a postdoctoral program in physiology at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Feldstein went on to become the Director of Research for the Pediatric Institute at the Cleveland Clinic before moving to San Diego in 2011. Dr. Feldstein oversees one of the largest Pediatric Gastroenterology divisions in the country. He is a renowned Pediatric Hepatologist who pioneered the development of non-invasive blood tests to monitor liver damage and discovered novel treatment approaches for NASH and liver fibrosis for which he holds various patents. He is an innovator and an entrepreneur. His lab at UCSD combines significant basic and translational research expertise focusing on mechanisms of cell death and sterile inflammation during acute and chronic liver injury and the links to fibrosis and hepatocarcinogenesis. Dr. Feldstein has been the recipient of many awards, including the AGA Research Scholar Award, the Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) Award, The Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, and Best Doctors in America. He is currently Associate Editor of Hepatology Communications and Seminars in Liver Disease and has served for the last decade in an editorial capacity for Hepatology and Journal of Hepatology. He has held various leadership roles in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) including serving as member of the Publications Committee (AASLD), American Liver Foundation ALF/AASLD Research Awards Committee, and the Hepatology Editor Selection Committee.