Dr T. Jake Liang

T. Jake

Chief of Liver Diseases Branch and Deputy Director of Translational Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH
United States of America

T. Jake Liang, M.D. is currently the Chief of Liver Diseases Branch and Deputy Director of Translational Research, NIDDK, NIH. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at the New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center, and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1990-1996. Dr. Liang is an internationally renowned and dominant thought leader in the field of viral hepatitis and liver diseases with diverse scientific expertise and editorial experience in virology, immunology, cell biology, therapeutics, regenerative medicine and genetics/genomics. He has made groundbreaking discoveries critical to understanding hepatitis C virus pathogenesis and treatment and to developing a novel approach to HCV vaccination. He has published over 300 scientific papers with many of them in high-impact journals including NEJM, Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Science Trans Med, Nature Genetics, Annals of Int Med, J Clin Invest, etc., and edited numerous books. He has an H-index of 85. Dr. Liang has been an Associate Editor for Gastroenterology (IF 18)(1996-2001, 2016-2021), Hepatology (IF 11)(2001-2006) and Gut (IF 16)(2014-2017). He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 1996, the Association of American Physicians in 2002, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2016. He has been active in many academic professional societies, including ASCI, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He was a member of the ASCI Council from 2004-2007. He was on the Governing Board of the AASLD from 2007 to 2012 and the President of the AASLD (2011). His outstanding contributions had been recognized with numerous accolades including the recipient of the British Liver Scholar Award, the Leon Schiff Lectureship, the Edward W. Morrow Lectureship, the Bruce Witte Distinguished Lecture Award, NIH KT Jeang Lectureship, NIH APAO Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, NIDDK Nancy Nossal Scientific Mentorship Award, NIDDK Director’s Award and the AASLD Distinguished Mentor/Clinician Award.

T. Jake Liang, MD