ASTS 2019 Recap


This past January 10-13 was the 19th annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium in Miami, FL. Thank you and congratulations to the ERGOT members who had the chance to present our work, display posters, participate in panel discussions and more!

ERGOT @ ATC 2018

Interested in our research? Want to meet the team? Join the ERGOT team for talks and poster presentations! It’s easy to find us. Just download this handy guide to ERGOT at ATC 2018. See you there!

ASTS 2018 Recap

January 11-14 was the 18th annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium in Miami, FL. Over 30 ERGOT members had the opportunity to present our work in the poster exhibition, soapbox and oral abstract presentations, and panel discussions.

On Thursday, January 11, Dr. Jackie Garonzik-Wang highlighted newsworthy events in transplantation during 2017 in her talk Hot Topics in Kidney Transplantation.

The hottest topic in kidney transplantation from 2017 was Selena Gomez’s live donor kidney transplant, which she received from her close friend Francia Raisa.

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Congratulations to Sunjae Bae, KMD MPH!

For presenting your thesis proposal, today on December 1st at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Dr. Tanjala Purnell Receives Prestigious Award

Our Dr. Tanjala Purnell was honored by her alma matter, Tougaloo College, with their distinguished 40 Under 40 alumni award. Tougaloo College awards this to young alumni for outstanding achievement and leadership in all phases of society.

Dr. Purnell works tirelessly to understand health equity and race disparity in healthcare and transplantation. We are incredibly proud to work with her as a part of the ERGOT team.

Congratulations, Tanjala!


10 Questions with Dr. Macey Henderson

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Henderson’s background in law, ethics, health policy and management support her research into the health outcomes of live kidney donors and transplant patients. She is a national organ transplant law and policy expert and actively develops policy and guidance related to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients in the United States. Dr. Henderson was recently elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

1. What is your connection to donation?
I’m connected to donation and transplant personally and professionally. I’m a research scientist at Johns Hopkins specializing in live donor follow up and mHealth innovations related to live organ donation. Additionally, I’m a living donor myself. I donated my kidney to my cousin, Marc, on July 10, 2009.

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AJT welcomes Dr. Allan Massie to the Editorial Board as a Statistical Editor

Congratulations to ERGOT’s Dr. Allan Massie for joining the American Journal of Transplantation’s Editorial Board as a statistical editor! We are thrilled that you continue to contribute meaningfully to research in the transplant community.

“The Artful Surgeon”

Read about our “artful” director Dr. Dorry Segev and ERGOT faculty member Dr. Sommer Gentry in Johns Hopkins University’s Hub Magazine!

Did you miss our Dr. Sommer Gentry on FOX’s ‘Superhuman’?

Click here to watch last Monday’s episode!

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