The International Liver Transplantation Society has elected UNMC associate professor Timothy McCashland, M.D., as its president.
Dr. McCashland was sworn in recently at the 2006 International Congress in Milan, Italy.
Throughout his one-year term, he will be responsible for representing the society, monitoring the strategic direction of the organization, serving as a voice for the membership and acting on the members’ behalf. As president, one of his key responsibilities will be to help shape the future agenda and direction of the society.
“Volunteer leadership is a critical component to the success of any association, and ILTS is fortunate to have such a dedicated individual leading the society,” said Diann Stern, ILTS executive director. “We are confident Tim’s leadership and expertise will be an asset to ILTS and help ensure continued growth and success for the association moving forward.”
Dr. McCashland said it is an honor and privilege to serve the society.
“Its unique ability to bring to together leaders in the field of transplantation … is exciting,” Dr. McCashland said. “We look to expand our role in providing educational opportunities for physicians in training and to be an informational resource for patients and families concerning liver transplantation.”
Dr. McCashland earned his medical degree from UNMC in 1987 and completed his internal medicine residency at UNMC in 1990. He served a fellowship in gastroenterology at UNMC before completing a fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1993. Dr. McCashland is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
ILTS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of liver transplantation. Since its inception in 1990, the goal of the society has been to raise the standard of care for patients requiring liver transplantation and to promote education and research by disseminating and exchanging information related to liver transplantation within the medical community, as well the public.