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Dallas Physician Elected to Lead International Organ Transplant Society
Date:8/21/2009

DALLAS, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., president of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and chief of the department of anesthesiology and pain management at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been elected president of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), a renowned multidisciplinary organization comprised of more than 700 international members specializing in hepatology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care, radiology, and pathology.

"Dr. Ramsay's election to such an influential position has positioned not only Baylor, but the Dallas/Fort Worth medical community as an international leader in liver transplantation," says Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System. "Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ramsay has helped Baylor make significant contributions to the advancement of organ transplantation including research and developing new techniques, medications and protocols. It is an honor to have him represent our institution as he guides an organization that is committed to improving the life of so many people around the world."

The goal of the ILTS is to raise the standard of care for patients requiring liver transplantation around the world and to promote education and research by disseminating and exchanging information related to liver transplantation within the international medical community, as well as to the public.

"Liver transplantation is one of the most complex of all organ transplant surgeries. It requires a collaborative effort between researchers and physicians with special expertise in treating these highly involved cases," says Dr. Ramsay, who served as president-elect since July 2008 and whose term as president began in July 2009. "The ILTS has done a tremendous job of integrating all these different specialties. More and more advances are being made in liver transplantation, especially in the fiel
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