Membership & Communications

The mission of the Membership & Communications Committee is to encourage ILTS membership in all regions of the world, with particular emphasis on countries with new and developing transplant programs.

Key aims of the Membership & Communications Committee:

  1. To promote membership growth in all countries and disciplines engaged in liver transplantation,
  2. To oversee and enhance society communications with current and prospective members worldwide,
  3. To seek and represent members’ views to the ILTS leadership.

> Read the Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Ravi R Mohanka, MD – Past Chair {2024} Global Hospital, Mumbai (MH), India
  • Mario Vilatoba, MDChair {2024} Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Medicas Y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Talpan, Mexico
  • Gokhan Kabaçam, MD – Vice Chair {2024} Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dmitri Bezinover, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA – Affiliated Councilor
  • Yuri Longatto Boteon, MD, PhD – {2024}, Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Ibrahim Umar Garzali, MBBS, FWACS – {2024} Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
  • Povilas Ignatavicius, MD, PhD, FEBS (HPB) {2026} Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Whitney Jackson, MD {2026} University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA
  • Amit Nair – {2025} University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
  • Atoosa Rabiee, MD {2026} Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Stacey Rolak, MD {2026} Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Sanjiv Saigal, MD, DM, DNB, MAMS, FINASL, MRCP, FRCP(UK),CCST(UK) {2026} Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Rahul Saxena, MS(Gen Surg), FACS {2026} New Era Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Ashish Singhal – {2025} Fortis Hospitals, Delhi, India
  • Jason Vanatta, MD – {2025} University of Tennessee/James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital, Germantown, USA
  • David Victor, MD – {2025} Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA

*Committee terms end at Annual Congress in year shown in brackets

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