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Global Liver Institute’s Liver Cancers Council brings together representatives from not-for-profit, for-profit, government agencies, and patient representatives capable of and committed to addressing the challenges and impact of liver cancers on individuals, communities, companies, and societies around the world.

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Our Current Members

Individual Members

  • Amit Singal, MD, Medical Director of the Liver Tumor Program & Clinical Chief Hepatology, UT Southwestern MC
  • Andrea Reid, MD, MPH, Director of Diversity & Faculty Development, Gastroenterologist, Harvard University and Mass General Hospital
  • Anjana Pillai, MD, Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine 
  • Anuradha Budhu, PhD, Senior Associate Scientist, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis and Program Manager, NCI CCR Liver Cancer Program, NCI, NIH
  • Arpan A. Patel, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hepatologist, University of California Los Angeles and Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles 
  • Arpit Chhabra, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Director of Education, NY Proton Center
  • Augusto Villanueva-Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai
  • Biljana Mieceska, Chief Executive Officer, Save Liver Association of Patients 
  • Bolni Marius Nagalo, Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology, UAMS College of Medicine 
  • Caroline Thomas, Oncology Social Worker, Sutter Sloan Medical Center 
  • Chris Woodrell, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Mount Sinai
  • Craig Lustig, Associate Director, Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers
  • Cynthia Cantril, RN, CEO, Cantril Cancer Recovery Services LLC
  • Deborah Christensen, APRN, RN, A-GCNS, AOCNS, Nurse Navigator, Cancer Help Desk 
  • Elena Saldamando, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Mental Health Therapist, UF Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health
  • Esraa Ali, MD, Hepatologist, Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, Egypt
  • Jake Krilovish, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
  • Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director, Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific Ltd
  • Jesse Powell, Physician Assistant and Clinical Medical Director, Hennepin Health Care and Midwest Viral Hepatitis ECHO 
  • Josephine Akellot, Associate Program Director, HealthRight 
  • Kate Moraras, Public Health Deputy Director, Hepatitis B Foundation
  • Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
  • Lionel Kankeu Fonkoua, MD, Medical Oncologist, Mayo Clinic 
  • Loraine Kay Cabral, Fondazione Italiana Fegato 
  • Mandy Thoo, Manager, Health Education, Literacy, Promotion and Policy, National Cancer Society, Malaysia
  • Maria Reig, MD, PhD, Head of Hepatic Oncology Unit, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer 
  • Mark Lewis, MD, Medical Hepatologist, Intermountain Medical Group
  • Mbianke Livancliff, MPH, Director of NCD, Empower Women Foundation 
  • Myron Schwartz, MD, Surgical Oncologist, Director of Liver Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Na Li, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medicine Center 
  • Nawaraj Upadhaya, Program Director, HealthRight 
  • Nicole Golden, Co-Founder, Black Liver Health Initiative 
  • Ningling Kang, Associate Professor of Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis, University of Minnesota
  • Pam Traxel, Senior Vice President of Alliance Development and Philanthropy, American Cancer Society CAN 
  • Patricia Jones, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
  • Reva Marvel, Liver Cancer Advocate, Liver Cancer Survivor, Transplant Recipient 
  • Richard Kim, MD, Section Chief of GI Medical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Robert Wong, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine 
  • Sam Tukei, Country Director, HealthRight
  • Samuel Wasereka, MEAL Manager, HealthRight
  • Sara Van Geertruyden, JD, Partner, Thorn Run Partners  
  • Shelley Fuld Nasso, CEO, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  • Tingting Zhang, PhD, Founder, Hear2Care
  • Vicki Ang, Operations Manager, Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific Ltd

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