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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Adams, Andrew; Orlando, Giuseppe

Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: December 2018 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p v
doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000588

Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation was launched in 1996. It is part of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of organ transplantation is divided into 18 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Surgery after finishing his Emory transplant surgery fellowship. An alumnus of Emory's MD/PhD program, he completed his graduate work in immunology under the direction of Dr Chris Larsen and Dr Tom Pearson, moved on to Massachusetts General Hospital to complete his general surgery training, then returned to Emory for the transplant fellowship. During the fellowship he re-integrated into the Emory Transplant Centre's research laboratory and focused on basic immunology as well as translational models at Yerkes National Primate Centre. His clinical time is divided between the liver and kidney services, while his research efforts are focused on transplant immunology.

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Giuseppe Orlando

Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow, is a kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon scientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His research aims at developing platforms for the bioengineering and regeneration of transplantable organs, and at developing therapies to enhance the innate ability of the human body to repair itself after damage. His literature output aims at bridging organ transplantation to regenerative medicine. He co-chairs (and will chair during the 2019–2020 period) the Regenerative Medicine Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation, and the GI Committee of the International Society of Gene and Cellular Therapy. He was the recipient of the 2017 Rising Star in Transplantation Award bestowed by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

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