Club 1950

Honoring AASLD’s founding year, 1950, Club 1950 is a society of donors who contribute $1950 or more annually in support of AASLD Foundations mission- to invest in innovative hepatology research and in the people who study and treat liver disease.

Dr. Kimberly Brown, Chair of AASLD Foundation's Board of Trustees, is thrilled to see the establishment of this community which acknowledges the crucial role of continual support to sustain funding for hepatology research and those training and treating liver disease.

Commit to acting as a catalyst for hepatology sustainability and join the growing Club 1950 community by donating today

Founding Members of Club 1950


Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, FAASLD Keith D. Lindor, MD, FAASLD
Andres A. Albornoz, MD, FACP, FAASLD, Anna S. Lok, MD, FAASLD
Alina M. Allen, MD Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, FAASLD
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD Michael R. Lucey, MD, FAASLD
Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD Bruce A. Luxon, MD, PhD, FAASLD
David Bernstein, MD, FAASLD Jacquelyn J. Maher, MD
Lawrence M. Blatt, PhD Harmeet Malhi, MBBS, FAASLD
Teresa Bordeaux Lopa Mishra, MD, FAASLD
Carla W. Brady, MD, MHS, FAASLD Akiko Mizuta
Robert S. Brown, Jr, MD, MPH, FAASLD Cynthia A. Moylan, MD, MHS, FAASLD
Kimberly Ann Brown, MD, FAASLD Nghia Nguyen, MD
Rotonya M. Carr, MD, FACP Brittany Yee, MD
David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, FAASLD Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS, AGAF, FAASLD
Diana Cheung, DO Mazen Noureddin, MD, MHSc
Yoon Jung Cho, MD Jody C. Olson, MD
Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD Kim M. Olthoff, MD
Lily Dara, MD Arpan  Patel, MD, PhD
Jayne Day Thierry Poynard, MD, PhD
Julie Deal Heather M. Patton, MD, FAASLD
Andrew S. deLemos, MD Atoosa Rabiee, MD
Anna Mae Diehl, MD, FAASLD Nancy Reau, MD, FAASLD
Lorna M. Dove, MD, MPH K. Gautham Reddy, MD, FAASLD
Matthew D'Uva, FASAE, CAE Mary E. McCarthy Rinella, MD, FAASLD
Gregory T. Everson, MD, FAASLD Don C. Rockey, MD, FAASLD
Oren K. Fix, MD, MSc, FAASLD Kenneth D. Rothstein, MD, FAASLD
Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc, FAASLD Marina Serper, MD, 
Michael W. Fried, MD, FAASLD Nikunj N. Shah, MD, FAASLD
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, FAASLD Vijay Shah, MD, FAASLD
Robert G. Gish, MD, FAASLD David Shapiro, MD, FAASLD
Fredric D. Gordon, MD, FAASLD Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG, FAASLD
Nadege Gunn, MD Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FAASLD
Wendy Henderson, PhD, FAASLD R. Todd Stravitz, MD, FAASLD
Steven K. Herrine, MD, FAASLD Grace L. Su, MD, FAASLD
Samar H. Ibrahim, MBCHB, FAASLD Tamar H. Taddei, MD, MD, FAASLD
Donald M. Jensen, MD, FAASLD Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, FAASLD
Naudia L. Jonassaint, MD, MHS, MBA Brent A. Tetri, MD, FAASLD
David E. Kaplan, MD, MSc, FAASLD, FACP, AGAF          Peter Teuber, PhD
Saul J. Karpen, MD, PhD, FAASLD Hugo E. Vargas, MD, FAASLD
Andrew P. Keaveny, MD, FRCPI, FAASLD Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MS, FAASLD
Saikiran Kilaru, MD John M. Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF
W. Ray Kim, MD, FAASLD Raj Vuppalanchi, MD, FAASLD
Sonal Kumar, MD Philip Vutien, MD
Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE Kymberly Watt, MD
Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD
Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD  

Club 1950 FAQs

Any donor giving $1950 and above will be included in the Club. The donor year is based on the calendar year; however, if you choose to give in December each year, we will extend the benefits to you over the course of the next year.   

While there is no formal pledge commitment, we hope donors will join annually. We hope you will continue to give at or above that level each year moving forward, but committing as a Founding Member does not automatically opt you in for the following year. Contact us at to set up a renewing gift. 

Yes, you can commit to Club 1950 by setting up a monthly recurring gift of $162.50.* Join the growing Club 1950 community by setting up your monthly gift today.

*You must be logged into your AASLD account to make monthly contributions. Payments can be made via a checking account or credit card. If you want assistance setting this up, please contact us at 




Yes. The AASLD Foundation is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the AASLD Foundation are deductible charitable contributions to the extent permitted by 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

  • Recognition 
    Honored prominently in prestigious gatherings and communications:
    • Awards & Honors Ceremony at The Liver Meeting
    • Annual Impact Report
    • Quarterly updates
    • Virtual Donor Wall*
  • The Liver Meeting 
    • Preferred housing and registration
    • Access to the VIP Lounge (Convention Center)
    • Access to our new and exclusive 1950 Clubhouse in the headquarters hotel
    • A guest pass to each Lounge
    • Priority use of the Club 1950 Meeting Room (Convention center)
    • Club seats are available during the general session at The Liver Meeting
    • Invitation to the Research Awards Showcase
    • Invitation to the Welcome Reception
  • Other Experiences will include invitations to other special events throughout the year.
  • Communications will include a quarterly newsletter from the Foundation.
**More benefits are to be announced and subject to change.

Club members are invited to a special Welcome Reception, the Leadership Giving Challenge Winner Reception, and the Awards & Honors Ceremony and Reception at The Liver Meeting. We also have a social event at DDW exclusively for Club 1950 members.  

For additional information on Club 1950, contact Julie Deal, Executive Director of AASLD Foundation, for more information by: