Vanguard – Complex Liver Cases – November 2023

ILTS invites you to the November 17th Vanguard Webinar on Complex Liver Cases organized by the ILTS Vanguard Committee and the Transplant Oncology SIG

Event Recording

Complex Liver Cases

“Downstaging large tumors before transplantation for HCC” by Neil Mehta

“Neoadjuvant therapy pre resection for HCC” by Darren Cullinan

November 17, 2023

9 am EST

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The Vanguard Committee and Transplant Oncology SIG are collaborating on an exciting Complex Liver Cases webinar looking at the complexities of managing large HCC. Hope to see you all there!

Webinar objectives:

  1. Look at evolving medical options for large HCC.
  2. Assess when surgery/transplant is the best primary option vs adjuvant with large HCC.

If you have an interesting case-based topic that you would like to present in an ILTS Vanguard Webinar, please fill in this electronic case submission form.

After the webinar, you will be able to view the recording on the ILTS education portal.

Important note: You will need to sign in or create a Zoom account in order to join the webinar. Please use the same email with which you registered to our webinar to also sign in to zoom

Speaker Details

Neil Mehta, MD


Hepatologist, Associate Professor of Medicine - Dr. Neil Mehta is a gastroenterologist and specialist in liver transplantation. In his research, Mehta examines liver cancer treatment, particularly as related to liver transplants. He has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include outcomes for patients who undergo liver transplantation and cardiac iron overload in patients with chronic liver disease. He frequently lectures in the community and at the university on these subjects. At the UCSF School of Medicine, Mehta supervises the training of residents as well as fellows in both gastroenterology and liver transplant medicine. He also delivers lectures on liver disease to UCSF medical students studying metabolism and nutrition.

Darren Cullinan, MD, MSCI


Assistant Professor of Surgery - Cullinan earned his medical degree from University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis. He then completed general surgery residency, a surgical oncology research fellowship and a master’s degree in clinical investigation, all at Washington University. Cullinan then completed his abdominal transplant fellowship at Washington University.

Ashwin Rammohan


Consultant HPB & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Director of Academics & Research - A graduate of Madras Medical College, Dr. Rammohan did his Basic & Higher Surgical Training in Surgical Gastroenterology & HPB Surgery from Stanley Medical College, India. He went on to complete his Higher Surgical Training in Gastrointestinal Surgery and FRCS from Cambridge University Associated Hospitals, UK. He was awarded the University Diploma in Advanced Upper GI Minimal Access Surgery from L’Université de Strasbourg, France. Dr. Rammohan has also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Liver Transplantation.

Parissa Tabrizian, MD, MSc, FACS


Parissa Tabrizian, MD, MSc, FACS is a board-certified surgeon, associate professor of surgery who specializes in hepatobiliary and liver transplantation at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute. Dr. Tabrizian earned her medical degree at the University of Vienna medical school and completed her general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She completed fellowships in surgical oncology and multiorgan transplant surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. In 2015, Dr. Tabrizian obtained a master’s degree in clinical research from the Icahn School of Medicine, New York. Dr. Tabrizian performs a wide range of both open and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Her research interests include hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and liver transplantation.

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