Prof. Simon C. Robson (Figure 1) has taught, conducted research and practiced in Hepatology and Transplantation in three countries over three continents for more than three decades. He has served as the Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as well as a founding member of the Transplant Institute at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is currently the Charlotte F. & Irving W. Rabb Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. He has a Ph.D. in Immunology, Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London (by examination) and Ireland (honorary) and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is recognized internationally as a physician-scientist and clinician. He is also a well-regarded educator and has received several awards for his excellence in research, teaching and clinical practice.