Dr Patrick Kennedy is a prominent London-based gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Specialising in liver disease and the hepatitis virus, he is known internationally for his work in viral liver disease and has contributed greatly to redefining disease categorisation. Dr Kennedy has published widely in the field of hepatology and has completed focused research on the translational aspects of viral liver disease and the markers of disease progression. Furthermore, Dr Kennedy is a member of a number of committees, providing expert medical opinion to a number of hepatology, gastroenterology and liver disease advisory panels. Dr Kennedy also dedicates time to teaching, and supervises a number of MD and PhD students, alongside regularly chairing and speaking at national and international meetings and contributing to peer-reviewed journals.