In Memoriam: Oscar Salvatierra, Jr., MD

Mar 20, 2019

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is deeply saddened by the passing of Oscar Salvatierra, Jr., MD, on March 16, 2019. He was 83.

DonorNet® Improvement From Winter Meeting Event

Mar 20, 2019

The initial goal at the ASTS event was to add a “find candidate” feature on the DonorNet® match page to help transplant hospitals easily search through their potential recipients and manage organ offers.

2019 Officer and Councilor Elections Open Through April 1

Feb 28, 2019

The ASTS Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2019 Officer and Councilor-at-Large elections.

Living Donor Protection Act Introduced

Feb 20, 2019

On February 14, 2019, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced the Living Donor Protection Act of 2019 to protect the rights of living organ donors.

Events & Education

Featured Event:

2019 American Transplant Congress

June 1–5, 2019
2019 American Transplant Congress 
Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA

Join over 4,000 of your fellow professionals in Boston for the must-attend event for professionals involved in transplantation. ATC presents cutting-edge science that covers all organ types and offers insight into the future of the field and patient care. At ATC, the science of tomorrow starts today.

Featured Education:

  • 05
    Baylor University Medical Center Liver Transplantation for Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: A Consensus Conference


  • 01
    2019 ASTS Advocacy Day


  • 01
    2019 American Transplant Congress



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.