Dr. Maurizio Bonacini has been involved in clinical research since his Residency in New York
in the mid-1980’s. He published his first paper in 1986. More than 70 peer-reviewed articles
and book chapters have followed since then. He has been the Principal Investigator or
co-investigator in many clinical studies. These have involved patients with hepatitis B and C,
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, infectious colitis; liver injury due to medications and ingestion of
toxic mushrooms, and patients with kidney disease.
Several of Dr. Bonacini’s papers have focused on different disease progression according
to race ethnicity. Dr Bonacini’s interest has been on liver fibrosis, as well as the management
of liver cirrhosis. Currently, the focus of our research efforts is the management and treatment
of individuals with fatty liver disease.
Dr. Bonacini has started the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program, of which he has been the Director from its inception until 2012.
He regularly volunteers his time to teach medical students from the UCSF School of Medicine
who rotate through his private office.
Dr. Bonacini regularly gives multiple presentations as forums for practicing physicians, as well
as Medical Grand Rounds in local hospitals in and around the Bay Area.