New Director Spearheads Northwell Liver Effort

Innovate LI
June 27, 2016
New Director Spearheads Northwell Liver Effort

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Long Island Business News
June 28, 2016
Northwell Taps NYU Doc to Lead Transplants

Northwell Health has hired Dr. Lewis Teperman as vice chair of surgery at North Shore University Hospital and director of organ transplantation at Northwell, where he is helping launch a new liver transplant program.
Teperman served as vice chair of surgery at the New York University School of Medicine and Langone Medical Center and was founder and director of the hospital’s Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplant Center in Manhattan.
Northwell is gearing up to ask the state to approve a liver transplantation program that Dr. Teperman’s would lead.
His “arrival at Northwell Health solidifies our program as a destination for advanced liver surgical procedures,” said Dr. Gene Coppa, senior vice president and executive director for surgical surgeries at Northwell Health.
Dr. Teperman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and graduated with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplant surgery with Dr. Thomas Starzl at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Northwell Health credited him with helping develop the Model for End Stage Liver Disease or MELD system used to prioritize patients waiting for a liver transplant.
He for nine years was a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing’s or UNOS Liver/Intestine Transplantation Committee and currently serves on its Membership Professional Standards Committee.

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Politico
June 28, 2016
TRANSPLANT - Northwell Health announced Monday that it has recruited Lewis Teperman to build a liver transplant program, a move that signifies the health system's expanding interest in organ transplants and new competition among New York City's largest health systems. Teperman comes from NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine. In addition to NYU, liver transplants are performed in New York City at Montefiore, Mount Sinai and New York-Presbyterian, but there were no transplant centers for patients who live on Long Island. Northwell's program, if approved, could conceivably be more convenient for patients in Queens and Brooklyn as well, further eating into the market share of programs at Mount Sinai or New York-Presbyterian. Northwell recently received state approval for a pediatric kidney transplant program, which would compete with similar programs at Mount Sinai and Stony Brook. Read more here: http://politico.pro/291Qvx8

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Crain’s Health Pulse
June 28, 2016

WHO'S NEWS: Lewis Teperman has been appointed vice chair of surgery at North Shore University Hospital and director of organ transplantation at Northwell Health, where he is helping to set up a new liver transplant program. Teperman previously was vice chair of surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and the NYU School of Medicine.
 

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