College of Medicine Professor Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher

Kris Kowdley

Kris Kowdley, MD, clinical faculty in the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, is among an elite list of WSU faculty on a list of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers.

The recognition means the researchers have authored multiple papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for their fields and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade. Of the world’s scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.

Clarivate, the analytics company that runs the Web of Science research platform, creates the Highly Cited Researchers list every year using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields.

Kowdley, who is also the director of Liver Institute Northwest, is an internationally recognized liver disease expert and researcher. He has led several international clinical trials and has a longstanding research interest in the role of iron as a co-factor in many liver diseases.

In 2023, two additional WSU faculty members were added to the prestigious list, food engineer Juming Tang and catalysis researcher Yong Wang. Read more about all the recognized faculty members in WSU Insider.