Professor Burra obtained her medical degree at the University of Padua, Italy in 1984, followed by specialization in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Subsequently, she undertook an international research fellowship at the Liver Unit and Liver Research Laboratories at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK, before completing a PhD in Hepatology at the Padua University in 1993. She then joined the University Hospital as Senior Register in 1993, then as Consultant on 1997 and then she joined the Padua University as Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology in 2001. Since 2004 she is responsible of the “Regional center for cell therapy of metabolic diseases”.
In 2009 she was appointed Head of the Multivisceral Transplantation Unit at the Padua University and in 2014 she became Associate Professor of Gastroenterology. Since 2015 she is ViceRector on Research Training at Padua University.
Patrizia Burra is interested in clinical and translational studies in the setting of liver transplantation, mainly regarding antiviral therapy for HCV recurrence, HBV prophylaxis after transplantation, acute alcoholic hepatitis as early indication for liver transplantation, liver transplantation for NASH and NAFLD, adherence to medical treatments and quality of life of transplant recipients.
She has authored more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, with an H-index of 51.