Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS
President Elect, International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)
Director, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Dr. Ghobrial is a Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas, and he holds the J.C. Walter Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair. He obtained his MD from Cairo University and PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas. His medical training was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He is the recipient of multiple awards and honors and was elected to the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons-Edinburgh and the American Surgical Association. As a researcher, he is the recipient of multiple grants and has held NIH sponsored awards in transplant immunology and clinical sciences. He has authored nearly 300 articles, chapters and has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, on topics related to liver disease and transplantation.
Dr. Ghobrial has served on numerous committees and held multiple advisory and leadership roles in United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) and Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO). In the ASTS, he served as Councilor-at-Large on the Board of Directors. In the ILTS, he served as Councilor on the Board of Directors, Chair of the Investment Committee, Treasurer and is currently President-Elect.