Arun J. Sanyal, MBBS, MD is Charles Caravati Professor and Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is a co-author of Zakim and Boyer’s Hepatology, 7th Edition.
Dr. Sanyal attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi. He did his residency at Texas Tech University Health Services Center and performed a fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
Dr. Sanyal has chaired the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) clinical research network and has been continuously funded for over 20 years. He has also served as chair of the NIH hepatobiliary study section and chair of the division of gastroenterology at VCU. His work in the laboratory has focused on metabolic dysregulation in NASH and cross-talk between NASH and alcoholic liver disease. He is particularly interested in how metabolic signals translate into inflammation and cell stress in NASH.
At a clinical level, Dr. Sanyal has published a number of studies on the natural history of NASH and has also led multiple large trials for the treatment of NASH. He has published on both the basic and clinical aspects of NASH and cardiovascular risk factors. More recently, he helped create and chair the Liver Forum for NASH which brings the FDA, EMA, and other stakeholders together to overcome regulatory barriers to drug development for NASH.