Unraveling the New UNOS Liver Allocation Policy
Recorded On: 09/04/2018
The new UNOS organ allocation policy is scheduled to go into effect in December 2018. Work your way through the changes and challenges with the Chair of the AASLD Liver Transplantation SIG and Editor-in-Chief of Liver Transplantation in this first of a series of webinars brought to you by a collaboration of the SIG and journal.
Paul Martin (Moderator)
Paul Martin MD, FAASLD is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Miami, USA. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he graduated from medical school at University College, Dublin. He specialized in internal medicine and gastroenterology, training initially in Dublin and subsequently in Canada. He trained in hepatology as a Medical Staff Fellow in the Liver Unit, NIH, Maryland, USA. He is Editor-in Chief of Liver Transplantation and Editor of Handbook of Liver Disease. He was previously a Councilor for AST of the American Society of Transplant. He has had a long standing interest in viral hepatitis and organ transplant.
Dr. Taner is a transplant surgeon, and surgical director of liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He is a member of the AASLD Surgery and Liver Transplantation Committee, and currently serves as the chair of the Liver Transplantation SIG Education Subcommittee.
Dr. James Trotter is currently the medical director of liver transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center. He is also the principal investigator of the Living donor liver transplant Cohort Study at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Trotter is the associate editor of the Liver Transplantation journal.