CLF-CASLGold Medal Award

The Canadian Liver Foundation was the first organization in the world committed to reducing the incidence and impact of liver disease through research and education. In keeping with our pioneering mandate, the CLF established a Gold Medal Award in 1983  to recognize doctors and scientists who have made a significant contribution to moving the field of liver research forward.

Today, the award is given jointly with the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL). The CLF-CASL Gold Medal recipients comprise an impressive list of internationally recognized liver specialists:

2014 Dr. Jordi Bruix

Dr. Jordi Bruix is a Professor Medicine and Chief of the liver cancer group known as BCLC at the University of Barcelona (Spain).


Dr. Bruix has been the Principal Investigator of several studies and clinical trials that have changed practice in the field of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including development of diagnostic criteria, prognostic models and establishing chemoembolization and sorafenib as conventional therapy. He developed the BCLC staging and treatment strategy that has been endorsed by several international scientific associations to guide management of patients with HCC.


Dr. Bruix has also been leading consensus panels to define endpoints in clinical trials that have paved the conduct and analysis of such investigations. With peer recognition of his expertise, he has led the production of practice guidelines for HCC both in the USA and Europe and even for the World Gastroenterology Organization. He has also been an advisor for the research plan proposal by the National Institutes of Health (USA) and by the European Union.


Dr. Bruix has been Associate Editor of major journals such as Hepatology and Lancet Oncology, while also being a reviewer for several journals and official agencies in the USA, Europe and Asia.

1983 Dr. Jean-Pierre Benhamou
1985 Dr. Rudi Schmid
1986 Dame Sheila Sherlock
1988 Dr. Carl A. Goresky
1989 Dr. Hyman J. Zimmerman
1990 Dr. B. S. Blumberg
1991 Dr. Hector Orrego
1992 Dr. Roger Williams
1993 Dr. Telfer Reynolds
1994 Dr. M. James Phillips
1995 Dr. Diane W. Cox
1996 Dr. Laurence Blendis
1997 Dr. Laurie Powell
1998 Dr. William Wall
1999 Dr. Juan Rodes
2000 Dr. Lorne Tyrrell
2001 Dr. Jay Hoofnagle
2002 Dr. Michel Huet
2003 Dr. Roger Butterworth
2004 Dr. Jenny Heathcote
2005 Dr. Ian Wanless
2006 Dr. Harvey Alter
2007 Dr. Victor Feinman
2008 Dr. Eve Roberts
2009 Dr. Jean-Paul Villeneuve
2010 Dr. Paul Adams
2011 Dr. Michael Houghton
2012 Dr. Jaime Bosch
2013 Dr. Alberta Czaja