Leadership

Medical Advisory Board

CHAIRPERSON
Thomas Diflo, M.D.

Director of Renal Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

Scott Ames, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Transplant Surgeon
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Henry C. Bodenheimer Jr., M.D.
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center

Sandra Chaiken, LCSW
Network Director of Social Work, North Bronx Healthcare Network
Jacobi Medical Center

Joseph Cooke, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Public Health
Chief Patient Safety Officer
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Darshana Dadhania, M.D.
Rogosin Kidney Center
NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

David D' Alessandro, M.D.
Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center

Frank Darras, M.D.
Director, Clinical Transplant Services
Stony Brook University Hospital

Frank D'Ovidio, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Alan Gass, M.D.
Director, Advanced Cardiac Failure and Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

Daniel Glicklich, M.D.
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center

Stuart Greenstein, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

James Guarrera, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians

Betsy Herold, M.D.
Vice Chair for Research Development, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology-Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nirah Johnson, LMSW
Community Projects Specialist
Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Lauren Johnston, R.N., M.P.A., N.E.A.-B.C., F.A.C.H.E.
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Senior Assistant Vice President of the Office of Patient-Centered Care & Corporate Chief Nursing Officer
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

Michael Kleeman, M.D.
Attending Transplant Surgeon
North Shore University Hospital

Stephen G. Knapik, RN, BS, CPTC, CEBT
Transplant Senior Specialist - Living Donor Program
University Hospital Medical Center Stony Brook

William Lynch, MPA
Vice President, Regulatory and Professional Affairs
Medisys Health Network
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Ramin Malekan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Section of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Westchester Medical Center

Glyn Morgan, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Director of Liver Transplantation
NYU Langone Medical Center

Allen J. Norin, Ph.D., D.(A.B.H.I.)
Director, Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Sean Pinney, M.D., FACC
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Pedro Rodrigo Sandoval, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Thomas Schiano, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director of Adult Liver and Intestinal Transplantation - Mount Sinai Medical Center

Carolyn Shih, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Director of Refractive Surgery North Shore - LIJ Health Systems
Department of Ophthalmology

J. Julia Shin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure Section
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nabil Sumrani, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Transplantation

Anthony Watkins, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Vaughn Whittaker, M.D.
Attending, Surgery
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

James Zisfein, M.D.
Chief, Section of Neurology
Lincoln Hospital

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