Message From The President

March 2021

Each year, the spring season brings renewal and with it, new hope and a sense of looking forward to the future. The recent rollout of COVID vaccines has brought hope to many people. I truly believe we are entering a new season in both our country and our Society. In the spirit of embracing positive change and growth, ASTS is in the process of developing a strategic plan and is seeking volunteers to join a strike force to help develop this plan. The Strategic Planning Strike Force will analyze the Society's current position, the current state of transplantation, and what our members are thinking and care about. They will then undertake a formal planning process and create a focused vision of the Society's future for consideration by the Council, informed by the results of the strategic planning survey recently circulated to membership.


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.


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.

ASTS Officer & Councilor Election Closes April 1

Mar 05, 2021

Last week, a ballot was sent to eligible voting members via a secure online system from, with the subject heading "ASTS Ballot 2021."

ASTS 2021 Committee Nominations Due March 4

Mar 03, 2021

ASTS and Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) committee nominations are now being accepted.

Events & Education

Featured Education:

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


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


  • 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



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.