Dr. Jay H. Hoofnagle : NIDDK

Dr. Jay H. Hoofnagle

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 9A27
31 Center Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-496-1333
Fax: 301-480-7926
Email: hoofnaglej@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Director, Liver Disease Research Branch (LDRB), Division of Digestive Diseases and

Nutrition (DDDN), NIDDK

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:
Direct the liver disease-related research portfolio of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK including direct supervision of the ongoing clinical trials, consortia and databases in liver and biliary diseases. Coordinate liver disease research across the NIH and Federal Agencies under the Action Plan for Liver Diseases Research and the Liver Subcommittee of the Digestive Diseases Interagency Coordinating Committee (DDICC). Monitor and promote progress in liver and biliary disease research as outlined in the Action Plan which was developed under the supervision of the Director.

Previous Training and Experience:

B.A., University of Virginia (1961-65)

M.D., Yale University School of Medicine (1966-1970)

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Hospital (1970-72)

Staff Associate, Hepatitis Branch, FDA (1972-74)

Acting Director, Hepatitis Branch, FDA (1974-5)

Residency, Internal Medicine, VAMC, Washington DC (1975-76)

Fellowship, Gastroenterology-Hepatology, VAMC, Washington DC (1976-78)

Senior Investigator, Liver Diseases Section, DIR, NIDDK (1978-present)

Acting Clinical Director, DIR, NIDDK (1986-88)

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN) (1988-2003)

Director, Liver Disease Research Branch, DDDN, NIDDK (2003-present)

Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1976)

Board Certified in Gastroenterology (1978)

Committees/ Working Groups:
Liver Subcommittee of the DDICC

Other Activities:

Chairman, Organizing Committee, Consensus Development Conference on

“Management of Hepatitis B” scheduled for fall 2008

Chairman, International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease, 2009


Intramural Research:


As a senior investigator in the intramural Liver Diseases Branch, conduct intramural

clinical research on liver disease. Currently, principal investigator on 5 clinical research

protocols and co-investigator on 9 others. Hold 7 INDs on therapies of liver disease.

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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