Simon C. Robson, MB, ChB, FRCP (Lond), PhD

Harvard Medical School, Gastroenterology & Liver Transplantation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Simon C. Robson is a Professor of Medicine who served as the Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is a founding member of the Transplant Institute there. 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) as well as being recently elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is recognized internationally as a physician scientist and clinician.

His research focuses on purinergic signaling and ectonucleotidases in the control of inflammation and immunity. While the clinical focus is in Hepatology, translational research interests are in the purinergic biology of liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer with a specific interest in the immunosuppression noted in malignancy and other immune exhausted states. He has been Chairman of Scientific Committees and organized International Workshops on Purinergic Signaling, including a recent Keystone Symposium in Molecular and Cellular Biology in Vancouver, 2016.He is also a well-regarded educator and has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching and clinical practice. He currently serves on the editorial board for a number of prestigious journals, including Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition.