American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases to Present Distinguished Service Award to Einstein Professor

Sep 20, 2006 — Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D., professor of medicine and of anatomy & structural biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at its annual meeting this October.

Presented annually, the Distinguished Service Award will honor Dr. Wolkoff for his service to AASLD while also recognizing his lifelong commitment to the field of liver disease research.

Throughout his career, Dr. Wolkoff, who is also associate director of the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center at Einstein and director of its Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies, has been a pivotal contributor to the overall mission of AASLD in many different ways. This includes serving as an editorial board member and an associate editor of HEPATOLOGY, as an AASLD councilor-at-large, as a member of the Basic Research and the Training and Workforce Committees, and as an AASLD representative to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He currently chairs the Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section at the NIH. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Liver Foundation, serving as Chair of Public Policy.

During his career, Dr. Wolkoff has been a major contributor to the literature that has defined the basic mechanisms contributing to liver disease. He has authored more than 150 peer reviewed research papers, review articles, and book chapters; and his work is regularly selected for presentations at AASLD meetings. His work has consistently been funded by the NIH, published in leading scientific journals, and recognized nationally and internationally by distinguished lectureships and honors.

Dr. Wolkoff received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where he also completed his first two years of medical school. He completed his medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been a member of the Einstein faculty since 1976 and lives in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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