Mauro Bernardi is full professor of Internal Medicine at Bologna University and director of Semeiotica Medica, a unit of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital S. Orsola-Malpighi in Bologna.
His past academic duties at Bologna University include the directions of the Postgraduate School in Internal Medicine, the Centre for the Study Alcohol Use Disorders, the Institute of Patologia Speciale Medica and the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, Hepatology; the chairmanship of the Teaching Commission of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the Research Observatory of Bologna University. At present, he is president of the Bioethics Committee of the Bologna University.
Professor Bernardi has been member of the Scientific Committees of Italian Association for the Study of the Liver and the European Association for the Study of the Liver; at present he is treasurer of the European Association for the Study of the Liver and vice-chairman of the European Consortium for the study of Chronic Liver Failure.
His main research field is represented by Hepatology, with particular interests in cirrhosis, portal hypertension and related complications, hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. He has co-authored more than 400 full papers and letters-to-the editor published in peer-reviewed international journals quoted by JCR with a total impact factor of about 2,800, more than 21,000 citations and H-index 71 (Google Scholar).
In 2015 professor Bernardi has received the Distinguished Service Award by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver.