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Professor Mark Thursz

Thursz, Mark

Professor Mark Thursz represents the NIHR Biomedical Research Centres on the NIHR Strategy Board.  

Mark is professor of hepatology in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Head of the Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. He is also Director of the Imperial College Biomedical Research Centre and Trust Research Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He was Secretary-General of the European Association for Study of the Liver 2011-13.

Mark is a clinical hepatologist with inpatient beds and a clinic at St Mary’s Hospital. He was educated at King’s College London and trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St Mary’s being appointed as senior Lecturer and honorary consultant in 1997. His research focuses on alcohol-related liver disease and hepatitis B virus infection.