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Biography: Professor Luigi Elio Adinolfi, M.D., Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Hepatology, Second University of Naples, Italy, Study and training: 1977, MD degree (Summa Cum Laude), University of Naples. Resident Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, University of Naples; post-doctoral fellow and chief, laboratory of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Visiting fellow, Royal Institute Tropical Medicine Hygiene, London; Hepatology visiting professor Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. Academic positions: 1990, Associated Professor and from 2006 full Professor of Internal Medicine and Hepatology, Second University of Naples. From 2014 he is President of Medical School Course of Caserta. Clinical positions: 2006 Director of Internal Medicine and Hepatology and from 2008 Chair at Clinic Hospital of Marcianise, Second University of Naples. From 2016 he is Director of Internal Medicine at Policlinico of Naples, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Research activities: Pathogenic mechanisms and treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis; HCV cryoglobulinemia; mechanisms of progression and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis; NAFLD; HCC. At present: metabolic alterations (steatosis, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome) and mechanisms of liver damage (oxidative stress, cytokines, apoptosis) in HCV and associated extrahepatic conditions, in particular, cardiovascular diseases; molecular and genetic basis of HCV/HBV progression; epidemiologic, and clinical aspects of non-viral cirrhosis and liver cancer. Publications and impact: Total 298 scientific publications, the majority in the field of hepatology; 118 indexed in PubMed. Impact factor 689; literature citations 6300, last five years, 2521; H-index, 41; i10-index, 78. From 2010, H-index, 23; i10-index, 40. More than 100 book chapters; a textbook: Treatment of Liver and Biliary Diseases. He is renowned for seminal study on HCV and hepatic steatosis. Editorial activities: Present, Editorial Board Member: WJG, JHR; past, WJH. Reviewer for many hepatological Journals Other activities: He was responsible of Grants on liver diseases; he trained fellows in clinical and research hepatology; and it is Member of local Ethic Committees