Eric M. Yoshida OBC, MD, MHSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FACG, FCAHS, FAASLD

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Eric Yoshida is a Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, the University of British Columbia and has been on staff at the Vancouver General Hospital since 1995. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto and his Master of Health Science from the University of British Columbia. He was a family physician in Toronto before completing his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of British Columbia. He is the past Head of Gastroenterology at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver General Hospital. His area of academic and clinical research interest is in the areas of hepatology and liver transplantation and he has over 280 peer review publications in these areas. In terms of service, Dr. Yoshida is a past President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver and is the longest serving Governing Board member in the history of the association. He is the national Chair of the Canadian Liver Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee and was the province of British Columbia’s Medical Director of liver transplantation for a decade. He has served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, an Associate Editor of the Annals of Hepatology and has served on the editorial boards of several other medical journals including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Liver International. He is the Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Area of Focused Competence Diploma in Hepatology program.

In terms of professional qualifications, Dr. Yoshida is a Fellow of: the American Association for the Study of Liver, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Yoshida is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia from the Government of British Columbia, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Canada amongst many other honours, awards and distinctions.