TTS 2024 By-Elections

With his selection as the new Editor-in-Chief of Transplantation Journals (starting January 1, 2025), Stefan Tullius has decided to step down as TTS Vice President. Consequently, we will be holding a by-election for the position of TTS Vice President for a period of two years. To be eligible to run, applicants must have served on the council for a complete term. Our staff will send an email notification to all members who are eligible to run for the position. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email membership@tts.org.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2024

TTS Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent election. Congratulations to the newly elected representatives! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the candidates for their dedication and effort, as well as to every voter who participated in this democratic process. Your engagement and commitment have been instrumental in shaping our community’s future. Thank you for making your voice heard!
Our newly elected representatives will officially take office at the conclusion of the TTS 2024 Congress
President-Elect

Nadey Hakim

United Kingdom
Biography

Nadey Hakim, United Kingdom

Nadey has been a transplant surgeon for 35 years, has completed a Multiorgan Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Minnesota and GI Fellowship at Mayo. Professor of Transplantation Surgery at Imperial and Professor of General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic London. Past President of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), Past President of the Transplantation Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Past VP of the RSM, and until recently VP of the British Red Cross (BRC). With over 250 peer-reviewed papers and 24 textbooks, he is a prolific author and sought-after speaker. An active member of TTS for 30 years and Councillor for Europe for the last four. Keen to help promote TTS by building bridges between international organizations. He aims to increase access to legal, ethical, and inclusive organ donation and transplantation worldwide and assist closing gaps in disparities. His efforts will be directed towards low-income countries where only few are offering transplantation. Fundraising has been his forte at institutions where he has worked (Imperial, RSM, ICS, WHO, BRC and Commonwealth) bringing in $millions of donations. Fundraising events help raise awareness, connecting with donors providing TTS extra funds to finance its objectives. Given his ability to work with cross-cultural teams and in different languages, he believes he can make a strong contribution to achieve the goals which were set by Sir Peter Medawar Past President of TTS (1966-67), advancing donation through science, developing professionals and inspiring networks supporting organ donation to improve organ transplantation worldwide.

Treasurer

Vivek Kute

India
Biography

Vivek Kute, India

Vivek Kute, MD, DM, FASN, FISN, FRCP(London) is Professor of Nephrology and Transplantation at IKDRC, Ahmedabad, India which is the Largest public sector multi-organ transplant hospital and dialysis network in India and Asia . He is committed to Service, Education and Research in Transplantation since 2008. He served as TTS councillor for the Asia (2020-2024), Co-chair of TTS Ethics committee, and Member of TTS data Harmonization committee, TTS 2022 Scientific committee, TTS membership committee, TTS 2024 Finance Committee and Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group. Currently, he is Treasurer of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT), Member of Apex technical committee National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Editor, Indian Journal of Transplantation and Asian Society of Transplantation Councillor. He is also a former Secretary ISOT and helped transition ISOT to becoming an affiliated society of TTS.

He has over 270 publications, contributed with pioneering work in deceased donation, living donor kidney exchange and COVID-19 in India. He has received numerous awards including 2022 TTS Outstanding Achievement Transplantation Science (Developing Country) award having Expert Scape ranking as number ONE kidney transplantation expert in India and top 12 in Asia.

Secretary

Camille N. Kotton

United States
Biography

Camille Nelson Kotton, United States

Camille Nelson Kotton is the clinical director of the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Program in the Infectious Diseases Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She has worked in the field of transplantation since 2001. She was the president of the TTS Transplant Infectious Disease Section (2007-2014), chair of the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Disease Executive Committee (2014-2016), and serves as councilor for TTS (2020-2024), on the TTS Fundraising Committee, and co-chairs the TTS Education Committee since 2022. She has led four versions of the TTS-supported International Consensus Guidelines on CMV Management after Solid Organ Transplant (2008, 2012, 2017, 2024) and co-led the Second International Consensus Guidelines on the Management of BK Polyomavirus in Kidney Transplantation (2024), all published in Transplantation, where she serves as associate editor. She has a special interest in international transplant work and was integrally involved in the TTS-supported guidelines on Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America (2018) and South Asian Transplant Infectious Disease Guidelines for Solid Organ Transplant Candidates, Recipients, and Donors (2023). She is a member of the United States Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is involved in national decisions regarding COVID-19 and other vaccines. Her vision for TTS is to further encourage collaborative participation and representation for TTS members from all around the world.

Councilors-at-large

Susumu Eguchi

Japan (East Asia)
Biography

Susumu Eguchi, Japan

Susumu Eguchi, MD, PhD is an experienced professional in transplant medicine, with a focus on liver transplantation, currently serving as Professor and Chairman of department of Surgery at Nagasaki University. Throughout my career, I have been committed to advancing the field, contributing as Secretary General and Vice president of the Japan Society for Transplantation and as an Associate Editor for the official journal of TTS, Transplantation.

  • Prof. Eguchi led a governmental project from 2015 to improve Japan's procurement system, focusing on sustainability in transplant medicine.
  • Nominated for The Transplant Society (TTS)'s leadership series from 2017 to 2018, attended lectures, and presented at TTS in Madrid, showcasing my work on an international platform.
  • Actively involved in data collection for the WHO Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) as the Japanese contact point.
  • Advanced living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) techniques, contributing significantly to the field's technical evolution and supported developing countries for establishing LDLT program.
  • Pioneered tissue repair through cell sheet transplantation, opening new avenues for regenerative medicine.
  • Implemented LT for hemophilic patients co-infected with HIV/HCV in Japan, addressing complex medical challenges.

As a representative of East Asia, he is dedicated to continuing efforts in environmental system for transplant medicine, raising awareness for organ donation, and supporting LDLT programs and LD advocacy in Asia. Recently, there has been an increasing trend in organ donation in Japan. With a vision to further international collaboration and innovation in the field, I seek to contribute to TTS's council with my expertise and passion for transplant medicine.

Riadh Fadhil

Qatar (Middle-East)
Biography

Riadh Fadhil, Qatar

Riadh Fadhil is a Professor of Urology and Transplant Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill-Cornell College of Medicine-Q, he is also the Director of the Qatar Organ Donation Centre, Doha, Qatar.

After completing his fellowship in the UK in 1986, he served in many Clinical and Academic leadership positions in Baghdad, Iraq, including the University Kidney Transplant Center, Co-Founder and Secretary-General of the Iraqi Association of Nephrologists and Urologists, Chief Editor in the Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences & Dean of Al Nahrain College of Medicine.

In 2004 he relocated to Qatar where he has been instrumental in shaping Qatar's multiorgan transplantation program and pioneering 'The Doha Model' for organ donation, ensuring equitable access to transplantation services for all residents, irrespective of citizenship. Internationally, prof. Fadhil is known for his active membership and advisory roles in organizations like the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, Transplantation Society- Ethics Committee, and the WHO Task Force on Organ Donation and Transplantation. His vision of promoting self-sufficiency in transplantation through collaborative efforts led to the groundbreaking Qatari initiative “Reach Out for Organ Transplant Self-sufficiency” program (ROOTS), empowering colleagues worldwide to establish successful ethical transplantation programs.

Mohamed Rela

India (South/Southeast Asia)
Biography

Mohamed Rela, India

Prof. Mohamed Rela is the Chairman of Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai, India. He is a liver transplant surgeon with over 3 decades of experience in the field. His areas of expertise include adult and paediatric living donor liver transplantation. Niche areas of liver transplantation like auxiliary transplantation, split liver transplantation techniques were pioneered by him at the King's College Hospital, London, where he was the Professor of Liver Surgery. His name figures in the Guinness Book of Records for successfully performing a liver transplant on a 5-day old baby.

Prof. Rela has over 600 peer reviewed publications and 50 book chapters in the field of transplantation to his name. He also serves as the Deputy Editor for journal Transplantation. He is the immediate past-president of The International Liver Transplantation Society and is the current President of The Liver Transplant Society of India.

He aims to champion the cause of ethical expansion of transplantation across the globe, especially among the emerging nations. In this regard, he is one the founders of the ILTS-iLDLT sponsored LDLT registry which aims at transparency and oversight of living donations and transplantation worldwide. His vision also includes enhancing cooperation among the regional, national and international transplantation societies with an aim to improve transparency, outcomes and access to transplantation.

Gustavo Fernandes Ferreira

Brazil (Latin America)
Biography

Gustavo Fernandes Ferreira, Brazil

Dr. Gustavo Ferreira, a distinguished nephrologist, currently serves as the Director of the Transplant Program at Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Juiz de Fora. He graduated from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in 2001 and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Until 2011, he worked at the Renal Transplant Unit at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Medical School of USP.

In 2014, Dr. Ferreira earned his Doctorate in Medicine from USP, focusing on nephrology and transplantation. He served as President of the Brazilian Association of Organ Transplantation (ABTO) from 2022 to 2023 and advises the organization. Additionally, he was a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society (STALIC) from 2022 to 2023 and is now a full member of the Global Data Harmonization Committee of the Transplant Society (TTS).

Dr. Ferreira is actively involved in clinical research, with over 80 publications in national and international journals. He is a respected lecturer at universities in Brazil and abroad. Since 2012, he has coordinated the Nephrology Medical Residency Program at Santa Casa de Juiz de Fora. He has led its transplant program since 2014, demonstrating his extensive expertise in renal transplantation.

Paola Karina Garcia Padilla

Colombia (Latin America)
Biography

Paola Karina Garcia Padilla, Colombia

I would like to share with you my nomination for the position of Councilor for Latin America in the upcoming elections that will begin on March 18. My name is Paola Garcia-Padilla, internist nephrologist with more than 20 years of experience in renal transplantation, in the city of Bogota Colombia at the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, and Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Currently, I am President of the Colombian Association of Organ Transplantation (ACTO), and a member of the Board of Directors for 8 years, North Vice President of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Transplantation (STALYC) and previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Nephrology (ASOCOLNEF). I have been very committed to the education of students, especially nephrologists being coordinator of the nephrology specialization program for more than 15 years.  I am currently pursuing a master's degree in education for health professionals which strengthens my commitment to education.

I have actively participated in the development of transplant policies through the National Institute of Health and my interest is to work as a team with Latin American countries to improve access to transplantation and improve the quality of life of patients, while maintaining quality education.

Thanks to your support I will be able to represent you as a council for Latin America. 

Ruben Omar Schiavelli

Argentina (Latin America)
Biography

Ruben Omar Schiavelli, Argentina

Ruben Omar Schiavelli, MD
Medical graduate from the University of Buenos Aires
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at the San Isidro Hospital
Specialist in Nephrology. University of Buenos Aires
Renal Transplant Rotation at the Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami
Chief of the Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Division at the Cosme Argerich Hospital. Government of the City of Buenos Aires
Associate Director of the Specialized Course in Nephrology. University of Buenos Aires
Independent Professor of the Course in Nephrology, University of Buenos Aires
Adjunct Professor of the Nephrology Course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
Coordinator of the first renal perfusion programme in Argentina
President of the Argentine Transplant Congress (2020)
Member of the Scientific Committee at the 19th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (2022)
Contributing author of 42 publications on renal transplant and organ procurement, and author of 200 presentations for congresses on these areas
Speaker in over 50 conferences on renal transplant and organ procurement,
President of the Argentine Transplant Society (2010)
Secretary General of the Transplantation Society of Latin America and the Caribbean (STALYC) (2017-2020)

Stephen Alexander

Australia (Oceania)
Biography

Stephen Alexander, Australia

Prof Steve Alexander MD MPH FRACP (Uni of Sydney) is a pediatric nephrologist and transplant researcher at Children’s Hospital at Westmead, in Sydney, Australia, where he has trained nephrologists and scientists from throughout Oceania. His transplant training was in Boston. He is a Past President of TSANZ introducing Organ Match and NIKTT the indigenous initiative to improve kidney transplantation in Australia. He has organised the TTS Basic Science meeting and been on the organisation committee of 3 TTS meetings, is a past Sec Treasurer for IPTA, and past pediatric editor for Transplantation. His research is on transplant tolerance and genetics.

His interest in Council is driven by the need to improve transplantation opportunities for patients throughout Oceania and translating the success of basic science research into clinical practice in a fair and equitable way. This includes improving the training and support of the multi-disciplinary transplant teams in a variety of countries and health systems.

Jay A. Fishman

USA (North America)
Biography

Jay A. Fishman, United States

Jay A. Fishman, M.D., FACP, FAST, FIDSA is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Director of the MGH Transplant Center.  Dr. Fishman completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, internal medicine training and Infectious Disease Fellowship at MGH, and Fellowships in Molecular Biology and Genetics at MGH and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Fishman established the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Program of the MGH, the first such training program worldwide which has trained many leaders in this field.  He established Transplant Infectious Disease as an essential component of Transplant programs.  His clinical expertise spans infectious diseases and immunology of solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients and has defined approaches to managing infectious risk in allo- and xenotransplantation.  His research defined the use of ganciclovir for cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients.  His background in immunology, virology and molecular biology led to the cloning of surface antigens of human Pneumocystis, and to studies of porcine cytomegalovirus and porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) in xenotransplantation.  He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is internationally recognized as a clinician-educator and scientist. He is Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation and is President-elect of the International Xenotransplantation Association.  He has received career achievement awards from AST and TTS.  Jay’s vision for TTS Council would be to enhance educational initiatives and to advance the availability and safety of transplantation for underserved populations worldwide.

Atul Humar

Canada (North America)
Biography

Atul Humar, Canada

Atul Humar, MD, MSc, FRCPC is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Humar received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa. He completed his residency and did further training in Transplant Infectious Diseases in Toronto and Boston. Dr. Humar’s research interests are in Transplant Infections, with a focus on the prevention and treatment of Cytomegalovirus, and immunologic and virologic determinants of infection. Dr. Humar has over 300 publications in these areas. His work was integral to the development of internationally used guidelines related to the management of infections post-transplant.  Dr. Humar has had significant contributions to the TTS.  He previously served as Associate Editor for the Journal Transplantation.  He is also senior author of the first, second, and third editions of the TTS sponsored International Guidelines for CMV.  He previously served as vice-Chair for the TTS Transplant ID Section. Dr. Humar recently completed his terms as the Director of the Ajmera Transplant Centre at the University Health Network, and as the Director of the University of Toronto Transplant Institute. He is also the Past-President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation.  If elected as councilor, Dr. Humar will work on behalf of TTS members to improve outreach, develop policy, enhance the value of membership, and improve access to transplantation globally.


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