The director of transplant surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lewis Teperman has more than 30 years of experience and specializes in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplants, including living donor transplants. Dr. Lewis Teperman is the recipient of the 2014 Physician of the Year award from the American Liver Foundation (ALF).
Founded in 1976, the American Liver Foundation was the nation’s first voluntary health agency created specifically to study and fight liver disease. Dedicated to increasing education, support, and research for liver disease, the foundation also works to increase public awareness. For more than 30 years, the ALF has provided over 800 scientists and physicians with $24 million in research funding.
The ALF holds a number of events, like the Liver Life Walk, Liver Life Challenge, and Flavors Culinary Experience, throughout the year to raise funds and support for the foundation and the more than 30 million Americans affected by liver disease. The ALF also accepts direct support in the form of donations, honor or memorial gifts, and personal fundraising efforts. To learn more, visit www.liverfoundation.org.