Mauro Bernardi is noted for his research in cirrhosis and related complications, hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. He teaches post-graduate courses in internal medicine, gastroenterology and infectious diseases in the University of Bologna medical school, and he is former director of the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology and Hepatology.
Mauro is a past member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, and of the governing Board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). Currently, he is treasurer of EASL and vice-chairman of EASL-Chronic Liver Failure (CLIF) Consortium. He is a member of the editorial boards of Digestive and Liver Disease and Gut, and a former member of the Journal of Hepatology editorial board.