Professor Guruprasad P. Aithal graduated with MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, MD (Internal Medicine) from Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru, India and completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology in the Northern Deanery, UK. He received PhD from the University of Newcastle and was an International Fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.
He is Professor of Hepatology and the Head of the Division for the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, School of Medicine. He is also the Gastrointestinal & Liver Disorder Theme Lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham.
He is the Deputy Project Co-ordinator and work package lead of the ‘Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline (TransBioLine)’ programme of the Innovation Medicines Initiative (IMI) of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries & Associations (EFPIA) (2019-24)
He is also the Hepatology lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment programme: ‘Anti-TB drug hepatotoxicity and treatment reintroduction’ (2020-26).
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI): Genetic and environmental factors associated with drug-induced liver injury, non-invasive markers to detect and monitor hepatotoxicity.
Metabolic liver diseases: Interaction of dietary and genetic factors in the pathogenesis, non-invasive detection and stratification of non-alcohol and alcohol related liver diseases, interventions to prevent and resolve non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Non-invasive evaluation of liver and biliary disorders: Application of biomedical imaging methods to evaluate physiology, pathobiology and its consequences. Optimising endoscopic evaluation of hepato-pancreatico-biliary neoplacia; tools and techniques
Prof Aithal is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019). He has been an invited faculty for post-graduate course in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. He is also Joint Advisory Group for on GI Endoscopy (JAG) accredited trainer for advanced endoscopic biliary procedures.