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Join ASTS

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

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 offers several categories of membership. To learn more about specific eligibility criteria, click on one of the following links. Not sure which category applies to you? Check out this flow chart (click to enlarge):
Membership Flowchart