Written by a team of worldwide opinion leaders this book pays special attention to the most promising novel non-invasive methods in the field.
About the Author
Annalisa Berzigotti graduated in Medicine, specialised in Internal Medicine and completed a doctorate in Ultrasound in Medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy. She focused on liver disease early in her career, and earned further clinical and research experience in hepatology at the Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory of the Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain where she worked as a clinical researcher in 2008-2014 obtaining a doctorate on clinical aspects of portal hypertension. Since December 2014 she is staff hepatologist at the University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine (UVCM) of the Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland. In 2016, Annalisa Berzigotti was appointed as Associate Professor of Hepatology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Berne. In 2016 she has also been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade. Her main research interest focuses on clinical and diagnostic aspects of chronic liver disease; in this field she extensively worked on the invasive and non-invasive assessment of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. She was member of the Scientific Committee of the Baveno VI consensus conference on the management of portal hypertension, and developed the EFSUMB recommendations on reporting of ultrasound in portal hypertension. Since 2016 she is member of the Scientific Committee, Governing Board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). She is Associate Editor of Digestive and Liver Disease and of Seminars in Liver Disease. She is author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed original and review articles and of 15 book chapters on portal hypertension-related aspects.