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Andrea De Gottardi


Andrea De Gottardi is head of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit at Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (, full professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Università della Svizzera italiana ( He studied human medicine at the University of Lausanne and Heidelberg and graduated in 1994. After a residency in internal medicine and a PhD at the University of Berne, he moved to Geneva, where he specialized in gastroenterology and hepatology. Later, as a recipient of a Sheila Sherlock post-doc award from the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), he joined the research group of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona where he worked 2 years under the supervision of Professor Jaime Bosch, focussing on the complications of portal hypertension. Back to Bern, he contributed as associate professor and consultant hepatologist (leitender Arzt) at the Inselspital University Hospital in Berne to the development of the Liver Unit, before moving to his current position in 2019.

With the support of the Swiss Science National Foundation, he leads a research group working on the effects of the intestinal immune system on the regulation of blood flow at the Institute of Biomedical Research in Bellinzona. As a researcher-clinician, he coordinates a multicentre project on thrombotic disorders of the liver and participates as a co-investigator in several international studies including the European reference Network on Rare Liver Diseases. He is member of the AASLD special interest group on portal hypertension and he serves as chair of the EASL-VALDIG Consortium (vascular liver disease group). As president of the Swiss Association for the Study of the Liver he supports research and teaching activities including the Swiss School of Hepatology, the supervision of master and doctoral students and courses at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in Lugano.

He is member of the editorial board and reviewer of several international scientific journals. He loves to fly and he twitters on