Dr. Federico G. Villamil is currently Director of Liver Transplantation at Hospital Británico and Hospital El Cruce in Buenos Aires, Argentina and President of the Foundation for Research and Education in Liver Diseases (FUNDIEH, www.fundieh.org.ar)
Dr. Villamil graduated with honors at the University of Buenos Aires in 1974. From 1975 to 1978, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires and subsequently (1981) a Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1986 he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh where he trained in medical aspects of liver transplantation. Dr. Villamil was founder and Medical Director of the program who performed the first liver transplant in Argentina in 1987. From 1990 to 1995 he worked as Associate Director of Hepatology and Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. From 1995 to 2008 Dr Villamil was Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Professor of Medicine at Fundación Favaloro and Favaloro University
Dr. Villamil served as President of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL), Argentina Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AAEEH) and Argentina Society of Transplantation (SAT) and as Councilor of The Transplantation Society (TTS). In June, 2000 he was Program Chair of the Sixth ILTS Congress that was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in 2002 Co-Chair of the ILTS Consensus Development Symposium of Liver Transplantation and Hepatitis C. He has delivered State-of-the-Art Conferences for IASL and ILTS and was awarded with the Career Distinction award of ILTS
Dr. Villamil was Associate Editor of Liver Transplantation and of Liver International and is member of the Editorial Board of Liver Transplantation, Current Opinion in Transplantation, Current Hepatitis Reports and Hepatology Reviews. He is ad hoc reviewer for Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplantation, Transplantation and American Journal of Transplantation among other hepatology and transplantation journals. He has delivered more than 600 conferences on different aspects of hepatology and liver transplantation and presented 350 abstracts in society meetings and congresses. He has published 77 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 14 book chapters. The main areas of his research and interest have been liver transplantation for hepatitis B and C, fulminant hepatic failure, MELD and immunosuppression.