Message From The President

May 2021

I would like to start off my final message to you by extending my sincere appreciation to each and every member of our Society who has made my year as ASTS President a positive and rewarding experience. It has been a privilege to serve as President of ASTS and to work with you this past year on many important endeavors. Together, we confronted challenges in our Society, the transplantation community, and the world and worked together to come up with proactive solutions. I am especially grateful to the members of the COVID-19 Strike Force and the Boldly Against Racism (BAR) Task Force for the many hours they have invested this year to create and implement bold action plans to combat the issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide racial injustices.


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.


SRTR Announces Upcoming Adjustments to Transplant Program and OPO Evaluation Metrics due to COVID-19

Jun 02, 2021

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), under contract from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is charged with evaluating the performance of the nation’s solid organ transplant system through publication of semi-annual transplant program-specific reports (PSRs) and organ procurement organization (OPO)-specific reports (OSRs).

ABMS Issues Call for Comments on Draft Standards

May 19, 2021

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has opened its 80-day Call for Comments on the Draft Standards for Continuing Certification. Comments are due Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

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!

Events & Education

Featured Event:

  ASTS Town Hall (550 x 388 px) 

Featured Education:

  • 04
    2022 American Transplant Congress
    Jun 04 12:00 PM - Jun 08, 1:00 PM 2022
    Jun 04, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • 03
    2023 American Transplant Congress
    Jun 03 12:00 AM - Jun 07, 1:00 PM 2023
    Jun 03, 2023 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM


  • 31
    2024 American Transplant Congress
    May 31 8:00 PM - Jun 05, 8:00 PM 2024
    May 31, 2024 8:00 PM - 8:00 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.