Rafael Oliveira Ximenes, MD, PhD
University of São Paulo School of Medicine
São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Ximenes is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil. His research interests are complications of cirrhosis, particularly acute kidney injury and bacterial infections. In 2018 he was awarded AASLD-ALEH Travel and Workshop Awards for his study regarding early predictors of acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections, focusing on urine biomarkers of kidney injury and on systemic inflammatory markers. Although he has received mentoring for this project from Dr. Alberto Farias and Prof. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Yale University, the study has been conducted entirely under Dr. Ximenes’ direction in several centers in Brazil.
Dr. Ximenes was born and raised in Goiania, Brazil, where he received his MD degree in Federal University of Goias. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, where he also received his PhD degree. He is now participating as a principal investigator in ACLARA study, a multicenter study of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in Latin America.
Dr. Ximenes has been an AASLD member since 2016, and is currently a member of the Global Outreach Subcommittees of the Portal Hypertension and ACLF SIGs.
Dr. Ximenes is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.