PRESIDENT: SHELLEY ROSS
is an Emmy award-winning television producer/executive who has worked at NBC, CBS and ABC News where she is best known for her tenure as executive producer of Good Morning America. She is also an author and patient advocate.
SECRETARY: DR. CHARLES BRUNICARDI
is the UCLA Moss Foundation Professor of Gastrointestinal and Personalized Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center plus Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. His clinical expertise includes gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of neuroendocrine tumors. His research focuses on trans-lational genomic medicine and surgery for diabetes and pancreatic cancer. He has written more than 270 publications and is editor of “Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery” now in its 10th edition.
TREASURER/FOUNDER: DR. CAMILLO RICORDI
is the Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology and Immunology and serves as Director and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute. At the U of M Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Ricordi also serves as Chief of the Division of Cellular Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Director of the Diabetes Research Institute Cell Transplant Center. Acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s leading scientists in diabetes cure-focused research and cell transplantation, Dr. Ricordi has authored over 600 scientific publications and as an inventor he has been awarded 11 patents. He is currently working on an artificial biohub which would amount to a cure for diabetes.