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Joel Edward Lavine, MD, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Lavine has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of pediatrics and academia

Dr. Joel Edward Lavine's work has been cited over 27,000 times.

    NEW YORK, NY, August 28, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joel Edward Lavine, MD, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Lavine celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A renowned medical professional and educator for over 30 years, Dr. Lavine remains tenured with Columbia University in New York as a Professor of Pediatrics since 2010. He was former Vice-Chair of Research for the Department from 2014 to 2019, and served as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition between 2010 and 2020. Dr. Lavine also served as an Attending physician and the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology. Hepatology and Nutrition at New York-Presbyterian. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York from 2010 until recently. During his tenure at New York-Presbyterian, he notably developed the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Children's Digestive Health Center for outpatient digestive disease care.

Dr. Lavine's career in academia began in 1989 as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California (UC), San Francisco. He later taught and directed Liver Research at Harvard Medical School from 1991 to 1995 before returning to UC San Diego as a full Professor, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Fellow and Faculty Developmcnt and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from 1995 to 2010. He also served as Chief of the Division at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego that entire time. While in San Diego, Dr. Lavine was responsible for establishing the sole liver transplant program for children in the county and the state of Arizona. He also initiated the first Pediatric GI Fellowship program at UCSD, hired over 20 new faculty, and established the first dedicated programs in the United States for Fatty Liver Diseases and for Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

As a consultant his field, Dr. Lavine has worked with over 30 organizations, including Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, Allergan, NovoNordisk, Takeda, Intercept, Bristol Myers Squibb and Gilead. He has been an External Advisor to the FDA, the NIH, and Department of Defense. He has also served as a mentor and advisor on multiple occasions to junior faculty, pre-and post-doctoral trainees, and resident physicians. Dr. Lavine was a Visiting Professor at the American College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Emory University, has presented nationally and internationally as a plenary lecturer, symposium speaker and moderator, has been a keynote speaker, and had the honor of serving as graduation speaker at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Lavine's extensive research, which has been funded by numerous grants over the years, has focused on basic, translational and clinical sciences, in disciplines that have included pediatrics, internal medicine, pathology, infectious disease, and radiology. He has specifically addressed clinical problems due to obesity in children and adults. He has also spent much of his career studying nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic liver disease in American adults and children that affects approximately 25% of American adults, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a more serious subset of NAFLD. As a result, Dr. Lavine was responsible for discovering the only currently recommended treatment for NASH in Guidelines published by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Gastroenterological Association. Additionally, he discovered the genetic basis for multiple GI/liver disorders. He served on the Executive Committee and as the Co-chair of the Steering Committee of the NIH-funded NASH Clinical Research Network for 18 years. He has been Chair of numerous Data and Safety Monitoring Boards, External Advisory Boards and Grant Review Committees for NIH. He has served on the External Advisory Board for the FDA Committee on Endocrinology.

Dr. Lavine is a prolific author. He was also a guest editor and author of "Seminars in Liver Disease" in 1994, with a second edition he edited in 2012. He has written chapters for numerous books, served on the Editorial Board of Hepatology, a peer reviewed journal beginning in 1994, and disseminated research findings in more than 175 peer-reviewed publications. His work has been cited over 27,000 times. Dr. Lavine has also contributed a significant number of reviews, monographs, editorials, abstracts and poster presentations to the field.

An alumnus of UC Dr. Lavine received a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry on the Berkeley campus in 1975. He later attained a Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences at UC Santa Barbara in 1980 and a Doctor of Medicine in San Diego in 1984. Additional educational pursuits to his credit include an internship and residency in Pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UC, San Francisco. Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Lavine is certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and received a Certificate of Added Qualification in transplant hepatology. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York. He was formerly licensed in Massachusetts and California.

As a commitment to his field, Dr. Lavine has played an active role as a member of several professional societies, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, and the American Pediatric Society where he has served in various capacities. He has also been a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Gastroenterological Association and the founder/organizer of the parent and child support group of the American Liver Foundation's San Diego chapter. Dr. Lavine was the sole recipient of the Pediatric Research Prize from the American Liver Foundation in 1989, and was bestowed with a Research Scholar Award from the American Gastroenterological Association from 1991 until 1994. The award is notably presented to early-career faculty who focus their careers on digestive disease research. Named to Best Doctors, Top Doctors and Super Doctors several times over in San Diego and New York, he has also been cited in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the West.

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