Vanguard

This committee's mission is to promote the participation of younger members of the liver transplant community in all ILTS activities, and to guide the society in responding to their educational and professional needs.

Mission statement:

The Vanguard Committee is committed to promote the engagement of younger liver transplant professionals and trainees in all ILTS activities, and to advocate on their behalf. Our goal is to give the opportunity to younger members to actively participate in projects, recognize and support their research, and facilitate collaborations.

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Committee Members:

Varvara Kirchner, MD – Past Chair {2023}

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Stanford University

Stanford, USA

Eleonora De Martin, MD, PhDChair {2023}

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Paul Brousse Hospital

Villejuif, France

Ryan Chadha, MD – Vice Chair 1 {2023}

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Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, USA

Ashwin Rammohan, MDVice Chair 2 {2024}

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Dr Rela Institute & Medical Center

Chennai, India

Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS – Affiliated Councilor {2024}

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, USA

Alexandra Shingina, MD, MSc {2025}

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Onur Keskin {2024}

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Hacettepe University School of Medicine Department of Gastroenterology

Ankara, Turkey

Jiang Liu, MBBS, MS, PhD {2024}

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Tsinghua University-affiliated Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital

Beijing, China

David Nasralla BMBCh, MA (Oxon), FRCS, DPhil {2024}

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Royal Free Hospital

London, UK

Alessandra Mazzola, MD, PhD {2024}

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Pité-Salpêtrière hospital

Paris, France

Johns Shaji Mathew, MBBS, MS, MCh {2025}

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Rajagiri Hospital

Kerala, India

 

Felipe Alconchel, MD, PHD {2025}

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Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital (IMIB)

Murcia, Spain

 

Tomohiro Tanaka, MD, MPH {2024}

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City VA  medical centre

Iowa City, USA

Abdul Rahman Hakeem, FRCS, PhD {2025}

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds, United Kingdom

 

David Victor, MD {2024}

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Methodist University Hospital

Houston, USA

Carmen Vinaixa, MD {2024}

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La Fe University Hospital

Valencia, Spain

Young-in Yoon, MD {2024}

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Asan Medical Center

Seoul, South Korea

Uzung Yoon, MD, MPH {2023}

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, USA

Madhukar Patel, MD, MBA, ScM {2025}

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Texas, USA

 

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

 

Trainee Members:

Sadhana Shankar, MS FRCS {2024}

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King’s College Hospital NHS trust

London, United Kingdom

Dhupal Patel {2024}

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nicholas Syn, MBBS {2024}

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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System

Singapore

 

 

 

 

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