Fellow of the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease (FAASLD) is the highest honor among membership categories. FAASLD indicates that a member has attained a superior level of professional achievement in the areas of clinical or academic practice and basic or clinical research. The FAASLD designation acknowledges significant contributions to the field of hepatology and recognizes ten consecutive years or more of AASLD membership. AASLD Fellows are leaders, high achievers, award winners and more. They are also:
[Mentorship] is a way to get junior colleagues to be passionate about the field, and to get them involved in research” ~ Andres Cardenas, MD MMSc, PhD, AGAF, FAASLD
“Serving as a mentor to hepatology trainees and young investigators is a way for [me] to follow in the footsteps of Santiago Munoz, MD, my first hepatologic mentor, who taught me that fastidiousness of care is the key to good patient outcomes,” ~Stephen K. Herrine, MD, FAASLD
“I love skiing and snowboarding, but my knees do not – I’ve had two crunched menisci. So no more skiing. Now, it’s scuba diving when I travel.” ~ Laurie DeLeve, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Jonathan A. Dranoff, MD, FAASLD is an avid guitarist and guitar collector. His genres include blues, rock and roll, jazz and country, and he mostly plays electric guitar. He loves his three Heritage guitars, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Medical Society Advocates:
“Being an active member of [medical] societies is almost like being part of a big family with similar interests and values. The annual meetings are like family gatherings, and are an ideal opportunity to meet with colleagues who have become friends for a long time,” ~ Alexander L. Gerbes, MD, FAASLD
I’m a pretty good DIYer, and almost always have some sort of remodeling or rebuilding house project going on. It’s nice to do something that creates results that are more tangible than what my work often does.” ~ Gavin E. Arteel, PhD, FAASLD
Be recognized for all your accomplishments. If you have been an AASLD member for 10 years or more, you may be qualified to become an AASLD Fellow. Review the program criteria. Applications will be accepted through March 15.