Executive Committee, Council and Committee Chairs

The ILTS Council is composed of high caliber members with backgrounds, skills and experience relevant to ILTS' mission and current and future needs. Service on the ILTS Council requires a significant commitment of time and talent to advance the goals and objectives of the society.

ILTS Executive Committee and Council 2020-2021


Claus Niemann, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
President-Elect 2020-21

Marina Berenguer, MD
Hospital University La Fe
Valencia, Spain
President-Elect 2021-22

Mohamed Rela, MS, FRCS, DSc
Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Center Chennai, India

Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS
Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX, USA

John Roberts, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Nancy Kwan Man, MBBS, PhD
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China


Gabriela Berlakovich, MD

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Francois Durand, MD

Hopital Beaujon
Clichy, France

Hiroto Egawa MD, PhD

Tokyo Women’s Medical University
Tokyo, Japan

Bijan Eghtesad, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

James Y. Findlay, MB, ChB

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Valeria Mas, M.S., PhD, FAST

Methodist University Transplant Institute University of Tennessee Health Science Center, TN, USA

Paolo Muiesan, MD, PhD

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Birmingham, UK

Nazia Selzner, MD, PhD

Medical Director Live Donor Liver Transplant

University of Toronto, Canada


Yaman Tokat, MD

Florence Nightingale HospitalIstanbul, Turkey.

Committee Chairs

Anesthesia / Critical Care Committee Chair

National University Health System Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Basic and Translational Research Committee Chair

Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine, Transplant Surgery, Indianapolis, USA

Development Committee Co-Chair

John Klinck, MD, PhD
Cambridge University Hospitals, United Kingdom

Development Committee Co-Chair

Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief, Transplant Surgery/University of Colorado Hospital

Education Committee Chair

Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, MD, FACS, FRCSC
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Nazia Selzner, MD, PhD
University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Finance Committee Chair

Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, TX USA

Membership and Communications Committee Chair

Bijan Eghtesad, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

Pathology Committee Chair 

Mina Komuta, MD, PhD
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Pediatrics Committee Chair

Mureo Kasahara, MD
National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan

Radiology Committee Chair

Yu-Fan Cheng, MD
Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Scholarship Committee Chair

Luc Van der Laan, MD
Erasmus MC-University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Vanguard Committee Chair

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

Nominations for Council

As ILTS continues to evolve and grow, the Council requires high caliber members whose backgrounds, skills and experience match the ILTS mission and its current and future needs. Service on the ILTS council requires a considerable commitment of time and talent to advance the goals and objectives of the society. Nominations for ILTS Council are invited yearly in October / November. An announcement will be made in the ILTS newsletter.

There is one council seat available for 2021-2022. Applications opened on November 1, 2020 and closed on December 1, 2020.