Leadership

Medical Advisory Board

CHAIRPERSON
Benjamin Samstein, MD 
Chief of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Surgical Director of Living Donor Liver Program
NYP, Weill Cornell Medical Center


Luis Angel, MD

Director of Lung Transplantation
NYU Langone Health

Antonios Arvelakis, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Recanti-Miller Transplantation Institute

Tina Block, RN, BSN
 

Administrative Director, Abdoninal Transplant Services
Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation
 
Henry Bodenheimer Jr., MD
Medical Director, Medicine Service Line
Northwell Health System

Ira Copperman
Public Member MAB

Frank D'Ovidio, MD
Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation; Assistant Professor of Surgery
NYP/Columbia University Medical Center

 
Darshana Dadhania, MD, MS, FAST
Medical Director of Histoincompatible Kidney Transplantation
The Rogosin Institute

Nabil Dagher, MD 
Chief, NYU Langone Abdominal Transplant Surgery
NYU Langone Health

Theresa M. Daly, MS, FNP

Director, Transplant Clinical Operation
NYP, Columbia University Medical Center

Frank Darras, MD

Director, Transplantation Services
Stony Brook University Hospital

Michael DeVita, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Director, Critical Care
NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem


Thomas Diflo, MD

Director of Renal Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

Amy Friedman, MD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
LiveOnNY

Alan Gass, MD, FACS
Director, Advanced Cardiac Failure and Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

Bruce Gelb, MD
Director, Renal Transplant
Mary Lea Johnson Transplantation Center

Daniel Glicklich, MD
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

James Guarrera, MD, FACS
Surgical Director, Adult Liver Transplantation
NYP, Columbia University Medical Center

Shirish Huprikar, MD 
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Helen Irving, RN, MBA
President & CEO
LiveOnNY

Nirah Johnson, LMSW 
Community Projects Specialist
Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination

Ulrich Jorde, MD 
Vice Chief - Division of Cardiology
Section Head - Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus

Stephen Knapik, RN, BS, CPTC, CEBT
Transplant Senior Specialist, Living Donor Program
Stony Brook University Hospital

William Lynch, MPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Ernesto Molmenti, MD 
Surgical Director, Vice Chairman of Surgery
Northwell Health System

Allen Norin, PhD, D(ABHI)
Director, Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics
University Hospital of Brooklyn - SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Sean Pinney, MD, FACC 
Director, Advance Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Juan Rocca, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney - Pancreas Transplantation

Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus

Lorraine Ryan
SVP, Legal, Regulatory and Professional Affairs
Greater New York Hospital Association

Barbara Sampson, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Examiner
Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Pedro Sandoval, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation
NYP, Columbia University Medical Center

Thomas Schiano, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Adult Liver & Intestinal Transplantation
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Carolyn Shih, MD, MBA, MPH 
Director of Refractive Surgery
North Shore - Long Island Jewish Hospital

Nabil Sumrani, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University Hospital of Brooklyn - SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Anthony Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
NYP, Weill Cornell University Medical Center

James Zisfein, MD 
Chief, Division of Neurology
NYC Health + Hospital / Lincoln