Prof. Dr. Thomas Berg

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Head of Hepatology – Clinic and Polyclinic for Oncology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pneumology and Infectiology – University Hospital Leipzig

smart-nafld Co-Coordinator

Role in LiSyM-Cancer

  • Coordinator of SMART-NAFLD, contributes patient cohorts, samples and parameters, pre-clinical research on diet-induced steatosis, contributes molecular and cell biology research
  • Project Leader in DEEP-HCC


  • Investigation of causes of and mechanisms for the development of liver disease and cancer.
  • Strong translational bench to bedside focus.
  • Research Focus Areas: Chronic viral hepatitis, Liver transplantation, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Genetics in liver disease, Liver failure

Prof. Dr. Thomas Berg completed his medical training at the Universities of Tübingen, Freiburg and Berlin, Germany. He specialized in internal medicine in 2001 and in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2007 at the University Medicine Berlin, and became a lecturer in this subject in 2002. In 2002, Professor Berg took up the position of Associate Director and Professor of Medicine at the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology of Charité, Campus Virchow-Clinic, University Medicine in Berlin, where he was Head of the Liver Out-Patient Clinic and the Laboratory for Molecular Hepatitis and Viral Diagnostics. Since December 2009, he has been the Head of the Section of Hepatology at the University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, and since October 2018 acting Director of the Clinic of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital, Leipzig.

His clinical and translational research is focused on chronic viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma, genetics in liver disease, and liver failure, and he participated in numerous national and international clinical trials. He is Vice Secretary of the European Associations for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Board member of the EASL International Liver Foundation (EILF) and Co-Editor of the Journal of Hepatology since 2014. He is also member of the American (AASLD), European (EASL), and German (GASL) Associations for the Study of the Liver, The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), The European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), German Transplantation Society (DTG), Working Group Internal Oncology (AiO), Working Group Gastroenterological Oncology (AGO), German Cancer Society (DKG), German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS), and the representative of the DGVS in the foundation council of the German liver foundation. He has published more than 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 reviews and textbook contributions. His h-index is 72 (Scopus).