Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Interim Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer



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Mark Thursz is professor of hepatology at Imperial College and consultant in hepatology at St Mary's Hospital, London. His clinical interests are in viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease. He is currently interested in developing programmes for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in resource poor settings to reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Professor Thursz' research interests are focussed on the natural history of viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease and the factors which determine chronic infection and progressive liver disease. He has a special interest in the genetic determinants of disease outcomes using genetic association and genome wide scanning to identify causative variants.

Professor Thursz is chief investigator on two multi-centre trials: The warfarin anticoagulation for liver fibrosis in patients transplanted for hepatitis C (WAFT-C) trial and the steroids or pentoxifylline for alcoholic hepatitis (STOPAH) trial.

Professor Thursz is a former secretary of the British Association for Study of the Liver (BASL) and is currently vice-secretary of the European Association for Study of the Liver. In this role he has special responsibility for EU policy and advocacy in Brussels.




Mullish BH, McDonald JAK, Thursz MR, et al., 2018, Antibiotic-Associated Disruption of Microbiota Composition and Function in Cirrhosis Is Restored by Fecal Transplant, Hepatology, Vol:68, ISSN:0270-9139, Pages:1205-1205

Lazarus JV, Safreed-Harmon K, Thursz MR, et al., 2018, The Micro-Elimination Approach to Eliminating Hepatitis C: Strategic and Operational Considerations, Seminars in Liver Disease, Vol:38, ISSN:0272-8087, Pages:181-192

Louvet A, Thursz MR, Kim DJ, et al., 2018, Corticosteroids Reduce Risk of Death Within 28 Days for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis, Compared With Pentoxifylline or Placebo-a Meta-analysis of Individual Data From Controlled Trials, Gastroenterology, Vol:155, ISSN:0016-5085, Pages:458-+


Mullish BH, Forlano R, Yee M, et al., Development Of An Algorithm For The Prediction Of Cardiovascular Events In Patients With NAFLD: The Role Of Mean Platelet Volume., BASL 2017 Annual Meeting


, Predictive Test for Hepatitis B Resistance, PCT-International Patent Application, WO96/07915

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