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Jia-Horng Kao

Jia-Horng Kao, M.D.

Distinguished Professor

 

 

Fields of specialty

Viral hepatitis

Hepatology

Gastroenterology

 

Current Position

Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 2009-

Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 1992-

 

Education

M.D.  College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, 1980-1987

Ph.D. Taiwan Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1991-1994

 

Postgraduate Training

National Taiwan University Hospital 1986-1990

Intern/Resident Department of Internal Medicine , 1990-1991

Chief Resident 1990-1992

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology

 

Past position

Director, Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital, 2003-2009

Secretary General, Taiwan Association for the Study of Liver, 2004-2005

Vice Secretary General, Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan, 2003-2006

 

Honors

Graduate Student Scholarships, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica July, 1992–June, 1995

Graduate Studies Thesis Scholarships, The Li-Ching Foundation 1994

Research Award from the National Science Council, Executive Yuan, ROC 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council, Executive Yuan, ROC 1997-1998, 2000-2001, 2003-2005

Academic Award of Prof. JL Sung's Research Foundation 1995

Physician Research Scholarships, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica July, 1995–June, 1997

Graduate Student Research Award, National Taiwan University College of Medicine 1996

Physician Research Award, National Taiwan University Hospital 1996

Young Investigator's Award for the 10th Asian-Pacific Congress of Gastroenterology and the 7th Asian-Pacific Congress of Digestive Endoscopy 1996

Outstanding Research Award of the National Taiwan University Hospital 1997

Research Award of the Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation 1998

Ching-Shinn Medical Research Award 2003

Academic Award of Prof. WY Chen's 2004 Research Foundation

Outstanding Research Award for Excellence in Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital 2005

Young Scientist Academic Research Award, Mr. Lee TD’s Medical Foundation 2006

Distinguished Research Fellow, National Science Council, Taiwan 2006-2008

Executive Council Member of APASL 2006-2008

Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University 2006-

Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award 2007

Award for Excellent Innovative Teaching Material, NTUH 2007, 2010, 2013

Member, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan 2008

Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor 2009

NTUMC Teaching Award 2010

President-elect, APASL 2012

Abstract Review Committee, AASLD 2010-2013

President, ACT-HBV Taiwan chapter 2011-2012

Academic Award, Ministry of Education, Executive Yuan 2011

Distinguished Scientific Award, Executive Yuan 2011

Y. Z. Hsu Outstanding Professor Award 2012

Okuda lectureship at APDW 2012

Outstanding Academic Research Award, Mr. Lee TD’s Medical Foundation 2012

President, APASL 2012

Trustee, JGH foundation 2012

Member, WGO Hepatology Interest Group 2013

Outstanding Award of Distinguished Research Fellow, National Science Council, Taiwan 2014

Board Director, APDW foundation 2014

AASLD Fellowship 2015

National Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education, Executive Yuan 2016

Academic Lecture Award, Formosan Medical Association 2016

Phi Tau Ph Outstanding Achievement Award 2016

Chair Professor, National Taiwan University 2016

 

Associate Editor of Journals

Liver International (SCI) 2002–2007

Editor of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007-

 

Editorial Board

J Gastroenterol Hepatol (SCI) 2005

Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery 2006

Journal of Infectious Diseases (SCI), in process

 

Reviewer of Journals

Journal of Biomedical Science (SCI), 1996

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SCI), 1997

Acta Paediatrica Sinica, 1998

Hepatology Research (SCI), 1999

Gastroenterological Journal of Taiwan, 1999

Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 1999

J Formos Med Assoc (SCI), 2000

Journal of Medical Virology (SCI), 2001

Hepatology (SCI), 2001

Liver International (SCI), 2002

Journal of Infectious Diseases (SCI), 2003

Journal of Hepatology (SCI), 2003

Journal of Viral Hepatitis (SCI), 2003

GUT (SCI), 2003

Lancet (SCI), 2004

World J Gastroenterol (SCI), 2004

Journal of General Virology (SCI), 2005

International Journal of Cancer (SCI), 2005

Tropical Medicine & International Health (SCI), 2005

Renal Failure (SCI), 2006

Chinese Journal of Physiology (SCI), 2006

Journal of Virological Methods (SCI), 2006–

Clinical Infectious Diseases (SCI), 2006

Journal of Infection (SCI), 2006

Archives of Virology (SCI), 2006

 

Research interest

● Clinical and molecular virology of various HBV genotypes

● Relation of HCV infection and metabolic syndrome

● Effect of host gene polymorphism on viral hepatitis

● Clinical trials of hepatitis B, C and non-alcoholic hepatitis

 

Publications

He has published more than 250 articles and his work has appeared in many journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gut, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Hepatology, Am J Gastroenterol, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Antiviral Therapy, and Circulation