Ali Canbay, MD

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

Ali Canbay is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases of the Otto-von Guericke University Magdeburg. His scientific work covers clinical, translational, and basic research in the whole field of hepatology and gastroenterology with special focus on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and acute liver failure (ALF).

Professor Canbay studied medicine at the Medical School of the University of Bochum and performed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA. He completed his residency at the Department for Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the University Hospital Essen in 2007 and acquired his specialization in internal medicine in 2006. Additionally he obtained qualifications for Internistic Intensive Care Medicine (2008) and the specialty Gastroenterology (2010). Among many other awards and prizes, Prof. Canbay is particularly proud to have received the Edward Kendall Award (Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN; USA) and The Hiromasa Ishi Memorial Award of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (Japan) and to hold Visiting Professorships at the University of California (San Diego, CA; USA) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

Prof. Canbay is head of Acute Liver Study Group Germany (ALFSGG) and participated in the committee “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of NAFLD” by the EASL, EASD, and EASO 2014/2015. He has served as Associate Editor for BMC Gastroenterology, Digestion, and Frontiers in Gastroenterology and was Editorial Board member for many hepatological journals, including Hepatology. Prof. Canbay is member of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and many local associations dedicated to the study of hepatological diseases.