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Leadership Councils

HSS is proud to recognize our Councils – volunteer leadership groups dedicated to advancing the missions of important services at the Hospital.


Pediatric Council

The Pediatric Council is dedicated to furthering the mission and goals of the Lerner Children's Pavilion, the "hospital-within-a-hospital" that is renowned for delivering world-class pediatric care. HSS is recognized as one of the few institutions in the world with the skill, years of experience, and resources to care for some of the most complex disorders that affect children. The Council aims to increase awareness of the Hospital’s expertise in pediatric musculoskeletal medicine, and also raises critical financial support for patient care and cutting-edge research.

Monica A. Keany
Lara Lerner
Daniel W. Green, MD
Jamie Baron
Kenna Brockriede
Sheree Chiou
Erica Christensen
Catherine Corry
Alexander and Erica Crisses
Laura Dartnall
Mary Ann Deignan
Kathryn R. DelPizzo, MD
Katherine Doerge
Kenneth V. Handal
Lisa S. Ipp, MD
Neil and Sarita Jairath
Lois M. Kelly
Blair Klaff
Kim Klimczak
Mariko and Matthew LeBaron
Deirdre McGraw
Mary Kathryn Navab
Violeta Dela-Cruz Paluszek
Paula L. Root
Jennifer Sauer
David M. Scher, MD
Michael Shweky
Sara Weiner, PhD
McCartney Wilkins
Roger F. Widmann, MD

Research Council

The Research Council is dedicated to advancing the research mission of HSS. The Council raises awareness and support for the world-class basic and translational research conducted by the Research Institute. With over 300 dedicated personnel, the Institute is identifying mechanisms underlying musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions and developing effective approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases for the ultimate benefit of patients at HSS and around the globe.

Honorary Chairs
Richard L. Menschel
Torsten N. Wiesel, MD

Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD
Alan S. MacDonald

Vice Chair
Giammaria Giuliani
Thomas W. Bauer, MD, PhD
S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD*
Hossein Fateh
Marc Gabelli
Steven B. Haas, MD
Diane Halvorsen
Maria Ines Kavamura, MD, PhD
Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA*
Sacha Lainovic*
Pamela Lipkin, MD
Robert G. Marx, MD
Alessandra Pernis, MD
Louis A. Shapiro*
Peter R. Soros


Rheumatology Council

The Rheumatology Council is dedicated to advancing the mission of the Hospital’s Division of Rheumatology, the largest program of its kind in the nation, that is widely recognized for its centers of excellence in Lupus and APS; Inflammatory Arthritis; Scleroderma, Vasculitis and Myositis; Pediatric Rheumatology; and Bone Health and Osteoporosis. The Council focuses on fundraising for and raising awareness of the work being conducted by the Division of Rheumatology, as well as educating the public about rheumatologic disease.

Honorary Chairs
S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD
Lira Lee Cohen
Magdalena Zavalia Miguens
Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH
Howard and Nancy Alter
Dorothy Bahna
Vivian P. Bykerk, MD
Mary K. Crow, MD
Stephan Feldgoise
Nancy Mendelson Gates
Cindy Golub
Rachel E. Grodzinsky
Marla Lemonik
Laura Lovejoy
Karen B. Onel, MD
Amy Pennington
Jane E. Salmon, MD
Yuvraj and Medha Singh
Manon Slome
Katherine M. Snider
Robert F. Spiera, MD
James Volcker
Beth Ann and John Voulgaris