David H. Van Thiel, PHD

Editorial Board Member

Rush University Medical Center,

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Dr. David Van Thiel is a gastroenterologist in Berwyn, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Van Thiel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 21 doctors at Rush Oak Park Hospital and one of 25 at Rush University Medical Center who specialize in Gastroenterology. Dr. Van Thiel graduated from University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. David H Van Thiel, MD has obtained board certification from the member board for Internal Medicine and Hepatology. In addition to the specialty of Internal Medicine.

Research Interest

Dr. David H Van Thiel, MD has expertise in 17 areas. This includes Cryoglobulinemia, Liver Diseases, Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis plus others. Dr. David Van Thiel practices Internal Medicine, Hepatology, Gastroenterology near Chicago, IL.


1. What makes an article top quality? 

Response: Innovation, Excellent design and methodologic approach. 

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response: Yes. 

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: Address controversy.

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?

Response: Is the information new, Can i use it to enhance ease or expand the science.

5.Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?

Response: Covers with the Journal and its mission.

6.What sorts of research methods and frameworks do you expect people to use, and how will they balance conceptual and applied research?

Response: Both conceptual and applied methods are important.

7.How would you describe the journal’s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?

Response:Address controversial issues of perioperative and post transplant issues.

8. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?

Response: Successful control of hepatic heterotransplantation.

9. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?

Response: Identification of treatment & NAFLD/NASH, HCC detection.

10.How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: It has to have a degree of immediate availability and application.

11. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: Quality Editors.

12. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?

Response: Very much other disciipline often have a new, better perspective.

13. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?

Response: Journals are 1st line, Books are for material important.

14. How do you differentiate of Journal of Liver: Disease & Transplantation (JLDT) with other journals in the field?

Response: Publish conceptual articles.

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