Prof John Dillon is Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology and a principle investigator, in the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, based at Ninewells hospital, Dundee. He is also an Honorary Consultant with NHS Tayside, leading a busy general hepatology service and a research group. He graduated in medicine from St Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London, and subsequently gained his MD based on research performed in the University of Edinburgh while a lecturer in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
His award winning research interests included; new pathways of care for patients with abnormal LFTs, for people infected with HCV, new therapies for HCV infection, as well as novel diagnostics and treatments for NAFLD. His research activities stretch from the bench to the bedside and out into the community. He has published over 150 peer reviewed original research papers. He chairs the Scottish HCV Action Plan Clinical Leads Group, is a member of the Scottish Government’s Ministerial advisory board for Blood Borne viruses and sexual health and is the previous President of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology. He previously led the development group of the UK consensus guidelines for HCV and has chaired the Hepatitis C SIGN guideline development group. He Chaired the SHAAP group that produced the recent “Alcohol-related liver disease: guidance for good practice” documents. He has delivered over 200 international lectures on liver disease