Within the walls of the ASTS are stories that were told but never recorded, until now. ASTS currently has approximately 130 members of the Society designated with “senior” status. Most of these members have retired from clinical practice but have much to offer in documenting the story of transplantation. As the first generation of transplant surgeons retire, it is important that their contributions live on to inspire new generations of young surgeons, physicians, and scientists. Since the inaugural filming in 2008 at the American Transplant Congress in Toronto, ASTS has worked to make their stories available.
The rich history of this exciting surgical specialty must not be lost. Efforts to continue building on firm knowledge of the past will hopefully lend perspective and create opportunity for further discoveries which ultimately can be applied to improve patient care.
ASTS Historian: Jean C. Emond, MD
ASTS Junior Historian: Joshua D. Mezrich, MD
ASTS Historian Emeritus, Thomas G. Peters, MD
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