Thomas Starzl Tribute Program

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time:  5:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: McCormick Convention Center, Arie Crown Theater, Level 2

Open to all ATC registered attendees and exhibitors.

A special tribute to Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, will be held at the 2017 American Transplant Congress, to honor his distinguished career and celebrate his pioneering contributions to the field.

Dr. Starzl, known as the “Father of Transplantation,” began one of the first clinically relevant kidney transplant programs in 1962, and performed the first human liver transplant in 1963.  Dr. Starzl grew these early efforts into a multi-organ transplant program at the University of Colorado through the 1960s and 70s.  Pioneering work in basic science, particularly topics related to immunosuppression, patient management, rejection, and long-term outcomes, Dr. Starzl ultimately moved to the University of Pittsburgh. He was also the founding president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 1974-1975 and received the nation’s highest honor for scientific achievement, the Medal of Science, in 2005.

Please join your colleagues in remembering the life of this remarkable man and his legacy, which has led to the saving of countless lives all over the world.

The Opening of Exhibits and Poster Session A will follow immediately in Exhibit Hall D1, Level 3.