Message From The President

September 2020

It has been a busy month as we transition into fall. The Boldly Against Racism (BAR) Task Force is moving forward with our proposed action plan. In addition to DEI Advisor Dinee Simpson and DEI Co-Advisor Andre Dick, the task force includes Velma Scantlebury, Robert Higgins, Kim Olthoff, Joy Obayemi, Daryle Blackstock, Anthony Watkins, Diversity Issues Committee Chair and Co-Chair Tanjala Purnell and Paulo Martins, and Council Liaison Michael J. Englesbe.


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 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).

ASTS Virtual Advocacy Days Recap

Oct 26, 2020

ASTS held its inaugural virtual Advocacy Days event on September 22 and 23 to advance priority legislation.

ATC 2021 Call for Abstracts is Open!

Oct 22, 2020

The deadline to submit your abstracts for ATC 2021 is Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PST.

In Memoriam: Takehiko Dohi, MD

Oct 14, 2020

ASTS is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Takehiko Dohi, MD, on September 25, 2020. He was 57.

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:

  • 18
    November ECHO University
    Nov 18 4:00 PM - Nov 18, 5:00 PM 2020
    Nov 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 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


  • 04
    2020 Comprehensive Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) Webinar
    Dec 04 11:00 AM - Dec 04, 4:00 PM 2020
    Dec 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 4:00 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.