Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, Pfleger Liver Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil earned both his MD and PhD degrees at Tulane University. His basic science research has focused on ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury of the liver. His contributions have been recognized through many awards and honors. He serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for many prestigious journals and has authored more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts. Dr. Busuttil is currently distinguished professor and executive chairman of the UCLA Department of Surgery and holds the William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery. Additionally, he serves as founding chief of the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation and director of the Pfleger Liver Institute, which includes the Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center and the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center.