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
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Kenna Brockriede
Kimberly Cantor
H. Susan Cha, MD
Sheree Chiou
Erica Christensen
Catherine Corry
Alexander and Erica Crisses
Laura Dartnall
Mary Ann Deignan
Katherine Doerge
Daniel W. Green, MD
Kenneth V. Handal
Lisa S. Ipp, MD
Neil and Sarita Jairath

Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy
Kim Klimczak
Mariko and Matthew LeBaron
Deirdre McGraw
Mary Kathryn Navab
Violeta Dela-Cruz Paluszek
Jennifer Sauer
Corrente Schankler
David M. Scher, MD
Michael Shweky
Maura Watson, RN
Sara Weiner
Todd C. Whitenack
McCartney Wilkins

Research Council

The Research Council is dedicated to advancing the research mission of the Hospital. The Council raises awareness and support for the world-class basic and translational research conducted by the Research Division. With over 200 dedicated personnel, the Division 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 world..

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

Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD
Alan S. MacDonald
Leonard Achan*
Todd J. Albert, MD*
Mary K. Crow, MD*
Florence Davis
Anne Ehrenkranz
Marc Gabelli
Giammaria Giuliani
Steven B. Haas, MD

Maria Ines Kavamura, MD, PhD
Thomas J. Kelly, MD, PhD*
Pamela Lipkin, MD
Stephen Lyman, PhD
Robert G. Marx, MD
Alessandra Pernis, MD
Frank Schwab, MD


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.

Mary K. Crow, MD
Renee Flug
Connie Anne Phillips
Susan W. Rose
Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH
Vivian P. Bykerk, MD
Andra B. Ehrenkranz
Stephan Feldgoise
Cynthia Golub
Catherine Green
Kilian Hennessy
Marla Lemonik

Amy Pennington
Jane E. Salmon, MD
Manon Slome
Margaret Smith
Robert F. Spiera, MD
Beth Ann and John Voulgaris
Patricia G. Warner

Wilson Society Advisory Council

The Wilson Society Advisory Council comprises a premier group of estate and financial planning specialists who advise HSS on matters related to their area of expertise. As ambassadors for the Hospital, Council members raise awareness of our mission and inspire private philanthropy that strengthens our commitment to providing the highest level of patient care today and for many years to come.

Nancy Shavel Gabel
Joanne E. Johnson
Jonathan G. Blattmachr
Austin Bramwell
Gail E. Cohen
David Gerson
Lisa S. Goldman
Linda B. Hirschson
Steve R. Katz
Paul S. Lee
Samuel S. Polk

Susan D. Porter
Sara Rabi
Paula A. Ryan
Marissa S. Tracey
Kevin A. Walsh
Linda J. Wank
Gabe M. Wolosky
William D. Zabel

International Advisory Council

David H. McCormick
Todd J. Albert, MD
Mathias P. Bostrom, MD
Karen Cook
Andreas C. Dracopoulos
Katharine Eltz-Aulitzky
Marc Gabelli
Maria Ines Kavamura, MD, PhD
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
David Li

Richard L. Menschel
Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD
Rick Rieder
Benjamin M. Rosen
Thomas P. Sculco, MD
Louis A. Shapiro
Paul Volcker
Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel