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Jörn M. Schattenberg is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Metabolic Liver Research Program at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. He received his medical degree in 2002 after studying at the University of Mainz (Germany) and at the Tulane University in New Orleans (US). He completed his post-doctoral training at the Albert-Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he focused on delineating signaling pathways involved in the pathophysiology of acute and chronic liver injury with a special focus on metabolic liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Infectious Disease. He built up the Metabolic Liver Research Program that focuses on translational sciences and clinical trials. Additionally, he heads a liver research laboratory focusing on clinical and experimental aspects of liver injury, the development of therapeutic intervention and novel biomarkers in liver disease.
Professor Schattenberg is a member of the executive committee of the LITMUS consortium, member of the Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), member of the Policy and Public Health Committee of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and a member of the Editorial Board of Hepatology and the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.