Fellows Program

Benefits of Becoming an AASLD Fellow

The Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD) — the highest honor among AASLD membership categories — recognizes superior professional achievement in clinical or academic practice, and in basic or clinical research.

It is awarded to members (physicians, scientists, researchers or health care providers) who have made a significant contribution to the knowledge and/or practice of liver and biliary diseases, and who are considered leaders in the field.

 

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Fellows Program Criteria

All of the following criteria must be met.

  • Current membership in AASLD and a minimum of 10 consecutive years of regular or international membership preceding the request for Fellowship status
  • Actively caring for patients with liver disease for the last 10 years
  • Completion of a post-doctoral level training or equivalent, (e.g. GI or advanced hepatology fellowship, surgical subspecialty, PhD, MPH)
  • In academic or clinical practice for at least 10 years since completion of post-doctoral training
  • Current or past leadership position in AASLD or any other liver-related society, (e.g. EASL, APASL, ALEH, ALF), or any other non-liver related medical society at a state, national or international level, (e.g. AGA, ACP)
  • Evidence of service to the community (e.g. ALF activities)
  • Attendance in at least five Liver Meetings® in the last 10 years
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from current AASLD regular or international members

All the following criteria must be met.

  • Current membership in AASLD and a minimum of 10 consecutive years of membership preceding the request for Fellowship status
  • Faculty appointment in a teaching hospital or academic medical center at a rank of Associate Professor, Professor, or equivalent
  • Completion of a post-doctoral level training or equivalent (e.g. GI or advanced hepatology fellowship, surgical subspecialty, PhD, MPH)
  • Current or past leadership position in AASLD or any other liver-related society, (e.g. EASL, APASL, ALEH, ALF), or any other non-liver related medical society at a state, national or international level, (e.g. AGA, ACP)
  • At least 20 peer-reviewed full publications related to liver disease
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from current AASLD regular or international members
  • Attendance in at least five Liver Meetings® in the last 10 years

Fee

A fee of $150 (US dollars) must accompany each application.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Submission opened: August 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline closed: November 30, 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2023 (End of 1st Quarter 2023)

How To Apply

You can submit your application through your member account. Applications must include all of the following documents:

  • A current and complete curriculum vitae or resume of the applicant. The curriculum vitae or resume should include:
    • Identification of whether articles were published in referred or non-referred journals
    • Differentiation between invited lectures, presentations, addresses, and symposia and whether these were presented nationally or internationally
    • Identification of service to AASLD or other liver-related societies (EASL, APASL, ALEH, ALF) or any other non-liver related medical society at a state, national or international level, (e.g. AGA, ACP)
  • Letters of support. Two (2) letters of support from current AASLD members should:
  • Indicate the institution or facility with which the author of the letter is affiliated and in what capacity the author works with, has worked with, or otherwise personally or professionally knows the applicant
  • Provide an explicit account of how the applicant meets one or more of the criteria supported by appropriate details and examples drawn from the applicant’s professional career
  • Reflect genuine knowledge and consideration of the applicant’s qualifications for the membership category of Fellow
  • For those applicants who have been published, provide a list of "significant" published papers, monographs, books and book chapters. This list only needs to be submitted if this information is not included as a part of the applicant's curriculum vitae or resume.

Questions

Any questions about the qualifications and procedures regarding the AASLD Fellows Program should be directed to Camille Sanders, AASLD's Director of Membership and Marketing at aasld@aasld.org.

Get To Know A Fellow

Becoming an AASLD Fellow is much more than the sum of the benefits AASLD offers as part of a Fellow’s recognition. Becoming an AASLD Fellow represents a culmination of achievements and a passion for hepatology. Get to know the highly accomplished individuals who have pushed the needle forward in the field of hepatology and influenced that passion in others.