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The American Society of Transplantation Announces 2008-2009 Board of Directors

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is pleased to announce the members of the 2008-2009 board of directors. The officers were introduced at the American Transplant Congress, which was held in Toronto, Canada, in May.

The officers are: president, Barbara T. Murphy, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine; president-elect, Joren C. Madsen, M.D., D.Phil., Massachusetts General Hospital; secretary-treasurer, Maryl R. Johnson, M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; and immediate past president, Flavio Vincenti, M.D., University of California, San Francisco.

Councilors-at-large are: Robert L. Fairchild, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Robert G. Gaston, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham; David M. Rothstein, M.D., Yale Medical School; Lori J. West, M.D., D.Phil., University of Alberta; Michael Green, M.D., M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Michelle A. Josephson, M.D., University of Chicago; Allan D. Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University; Emily A. Blumberg, M.D., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and Kimberly A. Brown, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital.

AST extended its appreciation to all outgoing board members for a job well done.

Newly elected president Barbara T. Murphy, M.D., stated, "It is an honor to work with a board that is passionate about advancing the mission of this Society. I look forward to an exciting and productive year."

About AST

The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of transplant professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation through the promotion of research, education, advocacy, and organ donation to improve patient care. The Society comprises more than 2,800 transplant physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals. For more information, please visit

Contact: Beth Drost


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