Angel E. Alsina, M.D., is an original member of the liver transplantation team established by the LifeLink Healthcare Institute in 1996. In 1999, Dr. Alsina received the highest award from the LifeLink Foundation, the Chairman of the Board Award, for his dedication and efforts with the liver transplantation program. He holds affiliate academic appointments as associate professor with the Department of Surgery, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and with the Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Alsina is principal and co-investigator in clinical research trials in liver transplant immunosuppression, hepatology and hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interests and currently approved projects include: outcomes in liver transplantation and in hepatocellular carcinoma, epidemiology of liver cancer, socioeconomic disparities and outcomes in liver transplants, and psychosocial barriers to liver transplantation. Dr. Alsina is an active member of St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, supporter of youth programs and church volunteer.