Dr Pawlotsky is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris-Est. He is the Director of a number of clinical and academic research units, including the National Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis B, C and Delta. Dr Pawlotsky has published over 350 articles and book chapters on viral hepatitis. He is active in numerous professional societies, and served as the Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) for several years. He is a member of the Scientific College and President of Scientific Commission 4 (CSS4) and Concerted Action 33 (AC33) of the French National Agency for AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Research (ANRS).