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Editorial introductions

Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: April 2020 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p v-vi
doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000746
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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 Journal's Section Editors for this issue.


James Trotter

James Trotter

Dr Trotter is the Director of General and Transplant Hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, and is fellowship-trained in hepatic transplantation and gastroenterology. His primary interests include end-stage liver disease, living donor liver transplantation, and the management of liver transplant candidates and recipients. Dr Trotter works closely with local physicians to support the management and treatment of patients with liver disease and evaluate possible candidacy for transplantation at the liver outreach clinic in the Austin area. Dr Trotter completed his medical training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas before receiving fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatic transplantation at Duke University Medical Center.

Christopher L. Marsh

Christopher L. Marsh

Dr Marsh is the Vice President for Surgical, Radiologic, and OB/GYN Services at Scripps Clinic and is the Chief of the Organ Transplantation Service in the Division of Organ & Cell Transplantation and Director of the Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation at Scripps Green Hospital. He oversees the Scripps Clinic Biorepository, Bioinformatics/genomic, and Translational Research Cores.

Dr Marsh attended medical school and completed a residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, followed by a transplantation fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr Marsh is board certified and is an American Society of Transplant Surgeons trained multi-organ transplant surgeon and is UNOS qualified transplant surgeon. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association, and American and International Liver Transplant Societies.

Dr Marsh's active research activity includes clinical trials using new immunosuppressive drug regimens in liver, pancreas and kidney transplants, pioneered steroid-free immunosuppression in organ transplantation. He has expertise in liver, kidney, pancreas, pancreatic islet transplantation, adrenal and renal surgery. And currently investigating in the areas of ischemic reperfusion of organ transplants and biomarkers in this area.

Cal S. Matsumoto

Cal S. Matsumoto

Dr Matsumoto is the Director of the Intestinal Care and Transplant Center at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute in Washington, DC, USA, the most clinically active intestinal transplant program worldwide over the past four years. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his Fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation at the Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. After completing his Fellowship, he was the Director of Liver Transplantation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center prior to joining the Georgetown program in 2004. He has served on the Council of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association and is widely published in the field of intestinal transplantation, intestinal rehabilitation and translational research in the field of intestinal immunology. He also serves as a Colonel in the US Army Reserves.

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