Message From The President

October 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, I have been reflecting on the many challenges and growth we have seen this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hardship to many people around the world. But instead of giving up and giving in, people have come together to find solutions to the adversities they are facing. This includes our own Society. I am very proud of how our Society has adapted to meet this year’s challenges through collaboration, dedication, and ingenuity. This year has truly underscored the resourcefulness of our members and the importance of flexibility.


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.


COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall

Nov 19, 2020

Please join us for the fourth installment in the COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall educational webinar series on December 3, 2020, at 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT.

ASTS Statement on Keck Hospital of USC Helicopter Crash

Nov 10, 2020

ASTS is saddened to learn of a helicopter crash that occurred Friday afternoon near the helipad on top of Keck Hospital of USC.

AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award

Nov 03, 2020

The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award recognizes the collaborative work of hospitals and community organizations to improve the health status of individuals and communities.

ASTS Officer and Council Nominations Open until 12/7/2020

Oct 30, 2020

The ASTS Nominating Committee invites nominations from the membership for the 2021 positions of one Treasurer (3-year term) and three Councilor-at-Large positions (each to serve a 3-year term).

Events & Education

Featured Event:

 LDN and DCD Webinar 

LDN and DCD Webinars

Register today to attend the LDN Webinar on Friday, November 13, 2020 and the DCD Webinar on Friday, December 4, 2020

Featured Education:

  • 10
    ASTS Boldly Against Racism Town Hall
    Dec 10 3:00 PM - Dec 10, 4:00 PM 2020
    Dec 10, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • 14
    ASTS 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium
    Jan 14 10:00 AM - Jan 16, 4:00 PM 2021
    Jan 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • 11
    Annual Surgical Fellows Symposium
    Feb 11 11:00 AM - Feb 12, 6:00 PM 2021
    Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 6:00 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.