Professor Massimo Colombo is Director of the Center for Translational Research in Liver Diseases at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy. In the past 15 years he has been Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Liver, Kidney, Lung, Bone Marrow and Organ Transplantation at IRCCS Maggiore Hospital in Milan, Italy. He has also been a Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Milan for more than 25 years. Professor Colombo gained his medical degree from the University of Milan, before completing a residency in gastroenterology at IRCCS Maggiore Hospital. Subsequently he undertook an international fellowship in liver diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA (1974-75), before returning to IRCCS Maggiore Hospital.
Professor Colombo’s research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and liver cancer. A member of many professional societies including EASL, AASLD and several Italian societies, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 European Association Study Liver (EASL) Recognition Award for outstanding medical and scientific contributions, the 2014 Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) Distinguished Service Award, the 2014 Thannhauser Medal Award of the German Society of Gastroenterology, the 2017 International Kowasar Award of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science in Tehran and the 2017 Nelson Fausto Award of the International Liver Cancer Association(ILCA). Professor Colombo was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hepatology from 2005–2009 and currently sits of the editorial boards of many hepatology journals. Chairman of the EASL committees for Clinical Practice Guidelines for Benign Liver Tumors and Occupational Liver Diseases. In September 2016 he was appointed Chairman of EASL International Liver Foundation. He has authored more than 500 original manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, with an H-index of 83 and more than 27,000 citations.