About the Author
Dr. Jenny Heathcote, MB.BS, M.D, FRCP, FRCP, is Professor of Medicine at the?University of Toronto. She graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, UK in 1968. After completing internship and residency in internal medicine, she moved to Stanford, USA for further research training and joined the Toronto Western Hospital, where she has since built up an internationally recognized clinical liver research unit with a major interest in viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver disease. She is a Senior Scientist in the Toronto Western Research Institute where she is Division Head of "Patient Based Clinical Research".
Dr. Heathcote has been a Professor at the University of Toronto since 1995, winning numerous awards in a stellar career, including:?Queen's Jubilee Medal for services to hepatology;?Canadian Liver Foundation Gold Medal at the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week in 2004; the Canadian Liver Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award 2004; American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Distinguished Achievement Award 2005;?International Sheila Sherlock Award from the Falk Foundation 2006.
She was funded from 2003 — 2009 by the Canadian?Institutes of Health Research, and was Director of the CIHR funded National Canadian Research Training Program in Hepatitis C. She now heads up the NIH funded Toronto site for the North American Clinical network for chronic hepatitis B.
She has published over 200 papers in the area of autoimmune liver disease and chronic viral hepatitis.