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July 16, 2003

Abraham Shaked, M.D., Ph.D, Elected President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

(Philadelphia, PA) - Abraham Shaked, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director, PENN Transplant Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has been elected as President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).

"I'm honored to have been elected," stated Dr. Shaked. "The ASTS does many wonderful things in the field of transplant surgery, such as training programs for surgeons and serving as a resource to the government on issues surrounding transplantation. I look forward to advancing the society's goals and educating the public about transplant surgery."

Prior to his election as President, Shaked served as Secretary and Chairman of the Program, Publications and Post-graduate Committee for ASTS. He has also served as the Regional Representative for the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Shaked is a nationally recognized leader in the field of transplantation. His practice has focused on the surgical treatment of liver and hepatobiliary diseases, and he is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country in adult and pediatric liver transplantation. He also has a special interest in hepatobiliary malignancy and biliary reconstruction. His research in gene transfer technology in the transplant setting has received continuous NIH funding for the last 10 years, and he was recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the region's "Top Docs" in 2002.

ASTS was founded in 1974 and has a membership of more than 900 transplant surgeons, physicians and scientists. The mission of the Society is to foster and advance the practice and science of transplantation to the benefit of patients and society and advance the professional development and careers of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians.

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Abraham Shaked, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director, PENN Transplant Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. For larger image, click here.

 

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PENN Medicine is a $2.2 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (created in 1993 as the nation's first integrated academic health system). Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical schools. Supporting 1400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, Penn's School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician/scientists and leaders of academic medicine. Penn's Health System consists of four hospitals (including its flagship Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, consistently rated one of the nation's "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report); a faculty practice plan, a primary-care provider network, three multispecialty satellite facilities, and home healthcare and hospice.



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