Dr. Leonard B. Seeff : NIDDK

Dr. Leonard B. Seeff

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 9A27
31 Center Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-435-3338
Fax: 301-480-7926
Email: seeffl@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:
Senior Scientist for Hepatitis Research, Liver Disease Research Branch

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Help supervise and coordinate several NIDDK network studies – HALT-C, Virahep C

(both hepatitis Studies); DILIN (drug-induced liver injury study), A2ALL (Adult to

adult living donor liver transplantation study), NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

study), SyNCH (silymarin trial for hepatitis C and NASH); chair committees in HALTC

and DILIN; advise Director, Liver Disease Branch on relevant liver disease issues,

including Liver Action Plan; organize liver disease-related conferences and workshops:

liaison on hepatitis and other liver diseases to NIH ICs (NIDA, NCCAM, NIAID,

NHLBI, NIAAA), Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Disease Control,

Department of Defense, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases,

American Gastroenterology Association, World Health Organization

Previous Training and Experience:

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Internship and Residency training, Johannesburg General and

Coronation Hospital, 1961-1963

Residency Internal Medicine and GI/Hepatology Fellowship,

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois and VA Medical Center,

Washington DC and Boston Mass, 1964-1967

Chief Gastroenterology and Hepatology, VA Medical Center, Washington DC,

Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine 1984-1998

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIDA, External Advisory Committee; NCI Data Quality

Monitoring Committee; NHLBI Serum Repository Committee

Special Government Employee for Food and Drug Administration

Advisor to International Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes Committee

(Guidelines for treatment of hepatitis C in kidney disease);

Guidelines for treatment of hepatitis C for American Association for Study of Liver


Oversight Committee of Chiron HCV Vaccine study

Other Activities:

Editorial Boards

Seminars in Liver Disease; Hellenic Journal of Gastroenterology;

Minerva Gastroenterlogica e Dieteloica


Reviewer: Over 20 national and international journals

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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