Dr. David Kershenobich, MD

Director General, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran

I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1963. I specialized in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán” (INCMNSZ) (1966-1970). Later I specialized in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital in London (1971-1974) and obtained a PhD in medicine from the University of London (1975). Upon my return to Mexico, I reincorporate to the INCMNSZ, where I have held several positions and I am now its General Director since 2012. My field of research is mainly focused on the study of liver diseases. I am an Emeritus Member of the National System of Research of Mexico. In 2016, I was awarded the National Prize for Science of Mexico. Professor of Gastroenterology and tutor of Master’s and PhD students at UNAM. I have around 500 publications, of which 203 are original articles. I have written 81 chapters of books. I was a member of the Board of Governors of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) (2005-2012). I served as Surgeon General in México, from October 2011 to June 2012. I was President of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. and the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico. I am Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in England.