Message From The President

April 2021

As I near the end of my presidency in June and prepare to pass the gavel to President-Elect Osama Gaber, I have been reflecting on all we have accomplished together this past year. By coming together to embrace change and pursue improvement of the Society and transplantation, we have moved forward with several important initiatives. As I previously mentioned, ASTS is in the process of developing a strategic plan and sought volunteers to join a strike force to help develop this plan. The Strategic Planning Strike Force has now been formed and consists of a diverse group of 25 regular, associate, and trainee ASTS members. The strike force will analyze the current state of the Society and transplantation and then create a focused vision of the Society's future through a formal planning process.


American Journal of Transplantation

The American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) is the official journal of the ASTS and AST and provides high quality content on a wide range of transplant related topics.

Academic Universe

The ASTS Academic Universe houses the National Transplant Surgery Curriculum and activities for Continuing Medical Education.


Congratulations, New Officer and Councilors!

Apr 26, 2021

Congratulations to the newly elected Treasurer and Councilors-at-Large!

ASTS @ ATC 2021

Apr 22, 2021

We hope you can join us for ASTS-specific events during the Virtual Connect American Transplant Congress this year!

ASTS Statement on Atlanta Shootings

Mar 22, 2021

In recognition of the lives lost in Atlanta and in support of the Asian American/Pacific Islander community, ASTS affirms that we stand against racism, hatred, and oppression in all its forms and strongly condemn acts of violence that arise from them. Our field, our teams, and our communities must be safe spaces for everyone.

2021 ASTS Strategic Planning

Mar 12, 2021

Help plan the future of ASTS and respond to the Strategic Planning Survey by March 29, 2021.

Events & Education

Featured Event:

  ASTS Town Hall (550 x 388 px) 

Featured Education:

  • 20
    ASTS DEI Officer Position Educational Town Hall
    May 20 6:00 PM - May 20, 7:00 PM 2021
    May 20, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


  • 25
    Fellowship Certification Pathway Webinar
    May 25 5:00 PM - May 25, 6:00 PM 2021
    May 25, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • 05
    2021 American Transplant Congress
    Jun 05 12:00 PM - Jun 09, 1:00 PM 2021
    Jun 05, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Chimera Newsletter

The Chimera is the official ASTS news magazine and was originally developed in 1989 to provide the membership with relevant news concerning the Society and the field of transplantation.


Research Grants

ASTS has a long history of supporting research efforts. The Society sponsors annual grants available to investigators at all stages of professional training and accomplishment.


Career Center

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons provides the transplant field's best resource for connecting transplant centers with top talent.


Patient Resources

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons supports patient education in transplantation through committee work, educational videos, and links to other respected organizations and their resources.