Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Arun Sanyal

Dr. Arun Sanyal, MD, is a leading global expert and clinician in the area of chronic liver disease. Dr. Sanyal has developed, mediated and encouraged global liver research as a physician-scientist for 25 years. Currently, Dr. Sanyal is the Vlahcevic Chair of Medicine in the department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Director of the KL2 program in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at VCU. Dr. Sanyal’s medical career has spanned the spectrum of translational science in liver cirrhosis, NASH and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Dr. Walter Reinisch

Dr. Walter Reinisch, MD, is a leading global scientific expert and clinician in the area of IBD has joined the Algernon Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Reinisch is a founding member of the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization and was assigned as an honorary member after having contributed in various positions. He was active in the Scientific and Public Affairs Committee of the United European Gastroenterology and headed the Austrian IBD Study Group. Dr. Reinisch is a member of the International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr. Martin Kolb

Dr. Kolb is the Moran Campbell Chair and Professor in Respiratory Medicine and Director of the Division of Respirology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is lead of the interstitial lung disease program, located at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, where more than 1,500 patients with different types of fibrotic interstitial lung disorders are seen annually. His major research interests are the mechanisms of lung fibrosis, with a particular interest in the role of growth factors, matrix abnormalities and pulmonary vessel remodeling in disease progression.