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Editorial introductions

Editor(s): Goswami, Rohan; Daneshmand, Mani A.

Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: June 2021 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p v
doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000882
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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 Section Editors for this issue.


Rohan Goswami

Rohan Goswami

Rohan Goswami, M.D. is an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr Goswami received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, and went on to complete an internal medicine residency at The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and his advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville.

Dr Goswami has a background in information technology and has developed applications for the iOS ecosystem. He remains focused on transplant innovation and clinical research with a focus in myocardial recovery and bridge therapy as well as integration of machine learning technology to improve diagnostic accuracy and outcomes management in complex patient populations. He also is an avid mountaineer and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with his father in 2016.

Mani A. Daneshmand

Mani A. Daneshmand

Mani A. Daneshmand, MD is Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Section of Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Daneshmand is the Surgical director of the Emory Lung Transplant program as well as the Director of Extracorporeal Life Support for Emory Healthcare.

Dr Daneshmand earned his undergraduate degree in biology and economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY and subsequently completed a General Surgery residency, Cardiothoracic Transplantation research fellowship, and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Dr Daneshmand's research is focused on the intersection of mechanical support, end-stage thoracic organ failure, and cardiothoracic transplantation. He has authored and co-authored over 105 research publications and he is actively involved in the develop of novel technologies and techniques for mechanical support and organ preservation.

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