University of California San Diego
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Schnabl is a trained gastroenterologist and physician-scientist. He received his MD degree from the University Freiburg in Germany. After finishing his residency in internal medicine, he completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Columbia University in New York City. He joined the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego in 2008 and he is currently Professor of Medicine in Residence. He is staff physician and attending at the VA San Diego Medical Center in La Jolla and the UCSD Medical Center. His lab is particularly interested in the contribution of the gut microbiome to the onset and progression of liver disease. He is using system biology approaches to better understand the interaction between the intestinal microbiome and the liver during chronic liver disease. Dr. Schnabl has published extensively in such highly-regarded journals as Cell, Nature, Nature Medicine, Cell Host & Microbe, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and he has authored multiple reviews and book chapters. Dr. Schnabl is the principal investigator of a VA Merit Award, several NIH, foundation and industry-sponsored grants. He served as Associate Editor for Digestive Diseases and Sciences in the past, which is the oldest continuously published GI journal in North America.