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EASL Recognition Award Recipient 2020: Prof. James L. Boyer

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EASL Recognition Award Recipient 2020: Prof. James L. Boyer

It is a great privilege and honor to introduce Prof. James L. Boyer at the International EASL Recognition Award Ceremony 2020. Prof. James (“Jim”) Boyer is the Ensign Professor of Medicine and Emeritus Director of the Liver Center at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. As a role model physician scientist and academic mentor of many European hepatologists he has shaped our field at the highest international level and matches every criteria for such an illustrious award.

 A stellar academic career

Jim was born on August 28th, 1936 in New York City and received his undergraduate education at Haverford College, a small Quaker-founded liberal arts college outside Philadelphia. Already during college and medical school, Jim was fascinated by research. He obtained his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1962) and early clinical training at the New York Hospital. Initially Jim wanted to become an infectious diseases specialist but soon discovered his fascination for hepatology during a stint with the U.S. Public Health Service; he was assigned to the Hopkins International Center for Medical Research and Training in Calcutta, India (1964-1966) where he studied portal hypertension.


  • Boyer J.L.
  • Sen Gupta K.P.
  • Biswas S.K.
  • Pal N.C.
  • Basu Mallick K.C.
  • Iber F.L.
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Idiopathic portal hypertension. Comparison with the portal hypertension of cirrhosis and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction.