Alejandro Forner achieved his medical degree at the University “Miguel Hernández”, Alicante, Spain, in June 1999, obtaining the Extraordinary Licensure Award for the best medical school academic expedient.
He obtained the Board certification in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Liver and Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (2001-2005) and since 2005, he works in the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Group (BCLC) group, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic Barcelona.
Alejandro Forner, MD, PhD
BCLC group. Liver Unit. Hospital Clinic Barcelona
Villarroel 170 - 08036 Barcelona - Spain
Phone: +34 932273303
Fax: +34 932279234
His clinical activity is based on the care of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and his investigational fields are the early diagnosis (doctoral thesis), role of liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma and the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. He acts as reviewer for the most cited peer-reviewed journals in Hepatology and Oncology (Hepatology, Gut, Journal of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Lancet Oncology), and is member of the Editorial Board of Lancet Oncology and Associate Editor in Liver International. Furthermore, he is member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Societies of Liver Disease (AEEH) and Digestive Disease (SEPD). Finally, he has authored several originals, editorials and reviews about HCC with an accumulated impact factor superior to 500, and he is the first author of the Spanish Guidelines for HCC management.