Jidong Jia is currently Professor of Medicine, Director of Liver Research Center, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
Professor Jia is the immediate past President of the International Association for the Study of the Liver(IASL), past President of Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2009-2010) and Chinese Society of Hepatology (CSH 2006-2012).
Professor Jia also serves as Associate Editor for Hepatology International and served as Associate Editor for Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Liver International.
As a hepatologist, his clinical interests include viral, cholestatic/autoimmune and genetic liver diseases. His research work focuses mainly on cellular and molecular biology of the extracellular matrix of the liver and the pathogenesis and therapeutic study of experimental liver fibrosis. In addition, Dr. Jia has been PI or sub-PI for many clinical trials and also heavily engaged in the teaching of clinical research methodology for residents and fellows in clinical medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than one hundred papers published in national and international journals including Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, and Journal of Hepatology.