Message From The President

August 2021
One of my top priorities as ASTS President is to increase inclusion of more of our Society’s membership in setting the society’s priorities and direction. I aim to expand participation of all members from small and large programs in ASTS activities, including involving members in the strategic planning process to ensure transparency and communication within the organization. As part of this commitment, we initiated a call to membership and included members outside the council and committee structure in our strategic planning process. Having all your feedback is very important so if you would like to contact me with any comments or suggestions, please feel free to do so at
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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.


Statement on Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Organ Procurement

Sep 23, 2021

Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available, ASTS, UNOS, AOPO, & AST have encouraged surgeons, physicians, and staff to receive the vaccine in order to minimize the risk to themselves and prevent respiratory disease and infection among the community and in particular, our patients.

A Reaffirmation of Organ Donation

Sep 20, 2021

ASTS has signed on to the following statement.

TACC Fellowship Certification Application Now Open

Sep 20, 2021

The Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council (TACC) Abdominal Transplant Surgeon Certification application for Fellowship Pathway candidates is open and is due by December 1, 2021.

Submissions for the 2022 ASTS Recognition Awards are open!

Aug 27, 2021

Recognize your trainees, peers, or mentors for their dedication and contributions to the field by nominating them for one of our 7 awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is September 14, 2021.

Events & Education

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Featured Education:

  • 22
    2021 Surgical Skills Webinar Series
    Sep 22 12:00 AM - Nov 10, 12:00 AM 2021
    Sep 22, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


  • 07
    Fellows Job Workshop
    Oct 07 11:00 AM - Oct 07, 2:00 PM 2021
    Oct 07, 2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


  • 13
    ASTS 22nd Annual Winter Symposium
    Jan 13 12:00 PM - Jan 16, 11:30 AM 2022
    Jan 13, 2022 12:00 PM - 11:30 AM



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.