Mark Reza Laftavi
Upstate University Hospital
Dr. Mark Laftavi is a specialized transplant surgeon in Syracuse, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Erie County Medical Center and Upstate University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years. After several years of expertise, he is now appointed as the Interim Chief of Division of Transplantation, State University of New York, Upstate. His open and contextual evaluation model based on transplantation creates new pathways for improving healthcare. He has built this model after years of experience in research, evaluation, teaching and administration both in hospital and education institutions. SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York with the region's largest employment. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology.