Dr. George Therapondos received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. After a period of clinical research at the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, he received his specialist certification in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He subsequently did further research training at the University of Toronto and was appointed as Assistant Professor and staff hepatologist at the Multi-organ Transplant Program of the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada.
He served as the director of the Clinical Trials Unit of this program until his departure and has published on advanced liver disease and its complications, such as portal hypertension and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy. More recently, his research interests have focused on adult deceased and living donor liver transplantation and quality of life issues.
He was elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2011 and has continued to serve as a journal and grant reviewer for multiple journals and grant awarding bodies. He is currently completing a Master in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
- Medical School: University of Edinburgh