ILTS Executive Committee 2017-18

Patrizia Burra, MD, PhD
University Degli Studi Di Padova
Padova, Italy

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

Past President
Michael Charlton, MD, FRCP
University of Chicago Biological Sciences
Chicago, IL, USA

John R. Klinck, MD, FRCPC
Cambridge University Hospitals
Cambridge, UK

Claus U. Niemann, MD
University of California
San Francisco, CA, USA
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 P. 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

John O’Grady, MD, PhD
Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill
London, UK

Committee Chairs

Education Committee Chair
Pierre Clavien, MD, PhD
University Hospital
Zurich, Switzerland

Membership Chair
Anil Dhawan, MD
Kings College Hospital
London, UK

Vanguard Committee Chair
Geraldine Diaz, DO
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Pediatric Committee Chair
Mohamed Rela, MD
Global Health City 
Chennai, India

Basic Science Committee Chair
Goran B. Klintmalm, MD, PhD
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Communications Committee Chair
John Klinck, MD
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge, UK

Anesthesia Committee Chair
James Findlay, MD, ChB, FRCA
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, MN USA

Finance Committee Chair
Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX USA

Scholarship Committee Chair
Kim Olthoff, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Global Outreach Committee Chair
Elizabeth Pomfret, MD,PhD
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Burlington, MA USA

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, 2018
  • 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
  • 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.