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Join ASTS

The ASTS welcomes surgeons, physicians, non-physician scientists and surgical associates who are actively engaged in transplantation.

ASTS Membership Categories

To learn more about specific eligibility criteria, click on one of the following links:


Membership Category Flow Chart

Not sure which category applies to you? Check out this flow chart (click to enlarge):

ASTS Flow Chart_New 2018

Select ASTS Membership Benefits, Educational Programs, and Resources


  • Regular updates on ASTS initiatives and activities
  • Access to the online Members' Portal
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Online lectures
  • Online videos on surgical techniques
  • Business practice tools
  • Consultation on business practice issues for Transplant Centers
  • Patient Education tools - DVDs on risks and benefits for living donors
  • Representation in legislative and regulatory affairs affecting transplantation, immunology, and surgery
  • Advocacy on reimbursement issues for transplant procedures, including DRGs and CPT codes
  • Participation in developing standards for surgical care and immunosuppression in transplantation
  • Participation in developing guidelines for ethics in transplantation
  • American Journal of Transplantation (AJT)
  • Discounted rates on other scientific journals
  • Reduced registration fees for ASTS sponsored meetings, including the State of the Art Winter Symposium and ATC
  • Research grant funding for ASTS members and their trainees
  • National Transplant Surgery Fellowship Curriculum
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match
  • Surgical Transplant Fellowship Training Program Accreditation
  • Real-time, dynamic online Member Directory
  • Chimera, ASTS member newsletter
  • Public Policy Program
  • Consulting services
  • Consensus conferences
  • ASTS Foundation
  • National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
  • ASTS Recognition Awards