Dr. Befeler joined the faculty in 1998 as professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine following his training at the University of Chicago. He is currently the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. His research interests include liver cancer, primary sclerosing cholangitis, management of complications of chronic liver disease, and transplant hepatology.
Dr. Befeler coordinates clinical research projects as part of the Early Detection Research Network of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is principal investigator for international studies for liver cancer and for hepatorenal syndrome, a deadly complication of cirrhosis. Dr. Befeler is also the Program Director for Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s new Liver Transplant Hepatology Fellowship. As an active member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), he is currently the Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee and member of the Scientific Program Committee.