ILTS Executive Committee 2017-18

President Patrizia Burra, MD, PhD Padova University Padova, Italy President-elect Nancy Kwan Man, MBBS, PhD The University of Hong Kong  Hong Kong, China
Treasurer Claus Niemann, MD University of California San Francisco, CA, USA Secretary John Klinck, MD, FRCPC Cambridge University Hospitals Cambridge, UK
Executive Director Ben Hainsworth K.I.T. Group GmbH Berlin, Germany


Hiroto Egawa MD, PhD Tokyo Womens Medical University Tokyo, Japan Mohamed Rela, MD Gleneagles Global Hospital Chennai, India
Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD Methodist Hospital Houston, TX, USA John Roberts, MD University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA, USA
Josh Levitsky, MD, MS Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL, USA Yaman Tokat, MD Florence Nightingale Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

Committee Chairs

Education Committee Chair Marina Berenguer Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe Valencia, Spain Pediatric Committee Chair Mohamed Rela Global Health City  Chennai, India
Vanguard Committee Chair Prashant Bhangui Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Gurugram, Haryana, India Membership and Communications Committee Chair John Klinck Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, UK
Basic Science Committee Chair Valeria Mas University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA USA Finance Committee Chair Mark Ghobrial Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, TX USA
Anesthesia Committee Chair James Findlay Mayo Foundation Rochester, MN USA Pathology Committee Chair Laura Rubbia Brandt Geneva University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
Scholarship Committee Chair Kim Olthoff University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA 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.