ILTS Executive Committee 2018-19

Nancy Kwan Man, MBBS, PhD
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Claus Niemann, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco,
Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD
Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX, USA
John Roberts, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Patrizia Burra, MD, PhD
Padova University Hospital
Padova, Italy
Executive Director
Ben Hainsworth
K.I.T. Group GmbH
Berlin, Germany


Gabriela Berlakovich, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Valeria Mas, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Francois Durand, MD, PhD
Hopital Beaujon
Paris, France
Paolo Muiesan, MD, PhD
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Hiroto Egawa MD, PhD
Tokyo Womens Medical University
Tokyo, Japan
Mohamed Rela, MD
Gleneagles Global Hospital
Chennai, India
Bijan Eghtesad, MD
University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA, USA
Yaman Tokat, MD
Florence Nightingale Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey

Committee Chairs

Education Committee Chair Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Pediatric Committee Chair Paolo Muiesan The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, United Kingdom
Vanguard Committee Chair Prashant Bhangui Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Gurugram, Haryana, India Membership and Communications Committee Chair Avi Soin Medanta – The Medicity, India
Basic Science Committee Chair Burcin Ekser, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN Finance Committee Chair Mark Ghobrial Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, TX USA
Anesthesia Committee Chair Dmitri Bezinover Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, PA USA
Pathology Committee Chair Nancy Jimin Liu Halton Healthcare, Canada
Scholarship Committee Chair Constantino Fondevila Hospital Clinic I Provincial de Barcelona, Spain
Radiology Committee Chair Yu Fan Cheng Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Women in Transplantation Committee Chair Nazia Selzner Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Canada

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.

General Information:

  • Council maintains a gender, geographical and specialty balance.
  • The term of office is 4 years and begins in May.
  • Selected Council members will attend two Council meetings per year:
    • Full day meeting – January/February
    • Full day meeting prior to the start of Annual ILTS Congress – June/July

  Application Requirements:

  • Nominee and Nominator must be current ILTS members – submission may also be self-nominated.
  • Complete the Council Nomination Form ( Online version | Paper version )
  • Complete Supporting Information, to include information on the following:
    • Nominee’s area of specialty/discipline (surgery, hepatology, anesthesia, pediatrics, etc.)
    • Nominee’s service to ILTS (committees, programs, editorial board, etc.)
    • Nominee’s honors and awards (national and local recognition)
    • Nominee’s special expertise (financial, organizational, management, technical, etc.)
    • Nominee’s professional skills
  • Upload nominee short CV and letter(s) of recommendation
  • Upon receipt of Council Nomination Form, Supporting Information, and CV, nominee will receive a link to the Disclosure form.