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 2019-2020


Claus Niemann, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA


Marina Berenguer, MD
Hospital University La Fe
Valencia, Spain


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

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 HospitalBirmingham, UK
Mohamed Rela, MS, FRCS, DSc

Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Center

Chennai, India

Yaman Tokat, MD

Florence Nightingale Hospital

Istanbul, 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

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 2020-2021. Applications opened on November 1, 2019 and closed on December 1, 2019.