Arun Sanyal, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Molecular Pathology, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sanyal is special Council Board Member of NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) and has been a past President of the AASLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases). He has chaired committees at the NIDDK NASH clinical research network and the NIH hepatobiliary study section. Dr. Sanyal was instrumental in establishing the international Liver Forum for NASH and continues to serve as a Chair of this organization comprising industry, academia and regulatory bodies from the USA and EU. Dr. Sanyal is also leading several major drug trials for the treatment of NASH. He has published over 300 papers in leading medical journals and periodicals throughout his career.