Rohit Kohli

MD, MS, FAASLD. NASPGHAN-F

Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Director, The George Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists, Endowed Chair in Liver and Intestinal Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine, at University of Southern California.

Dr. Kohli received his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College, India, in 1999 and his MS in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University in 2006. While at Northwestern, he first spent three years as a pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology fellow and subsequently as a transplant hepatology trainee before relocating to University of Cincinnati in 2007.

The focus of Dr. Kohli’s research work has been on the pathogenesis of obesity related fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  Dr. Kohli has researched on the role of bile acid signaling as a mechanism for NAFLD resolution after weight loss surgery. His work has also shed light on reactive oxygen stress in the generation and regulation of the extreme stage of this disease; nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). He has published many peer-reviewed articles including articles in Nature, Nature Review, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Hepatology, Journal of Pediatrics, and the American Journal of Physiology.

Dr. Kohli is the recipient of the 2007 George Ferry Young Investigator Award from the Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation, a Fellowship award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Takeda Research Innovation Award from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation.   Dr. Kohli is a member of the American Pediatric Society.

Rohit Kohli