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.
Prof. Ugolino Livi, MD, FETCS, is Full Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Medical School-University of Udine, Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Department and Director of the Cardio Surgery Unit and Transplantation Programme at the University Hospital in Udine, Italy. He made his training in cardiac surgery at University of Padua, Italy, where he became Assistant Professor, and in UK for two years with Mr D. Ross and Prof Sir M. Yacoub.
As academic duties he's teaching at University of Trieste and Udine.
Professor Livi has been in the Editorial Board of Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (Associate Editor), Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Italian Heart Journal, Journal of Cardiobiology and Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, and he is reviewer for several other international ones. He has been member of Board of Directors ISHLT, Concilor of ESOT and SITO, member of Domain EACTS. He's author of more than 300 papers published on International journals and presenter of several lectures at main congresses. His research interests include valve replacement or plasty, aortic papppathology, cardionary transplantation and circulatory mechanical assistance.
Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Surgery and Doris F. and Donald G. Fisher Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Therapies and Science in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA. Dr Kukreja is Program and Surgical director of UCSF Lung Transplantation as well as Director of the Adult Respiratory Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO) program.
Dr. Kukreja earned her medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, USA. She completed General Surgery residency and a two-year Thoracic Surgery fellowship under the illustrious late Dr. David Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School in Boston. She attended Harvard School of Public Health where she earned a Master of Public Health Degree. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCSF where she has remained as faculty.
Under her leadership, the UCSF Lung Transplantation Program has become one of the premiere programs in the country. Dr. Kukreja has received numerous professional honors including the Excellence in Teaching Award at Harvard Medical School, Outstanding Pulmonary Physician Specialist Award and the Special Recognition for Excellence Award from American Board of Cardiology, Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2020, Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017, 2019, and the inaugural Trailblazing Women in Surgery Muriel Steele Society Award 2019.
Her research focuses on outcomes in Lung Transplantation. She has published extensively and has been invited nationally and internationally to share her expertise. She is proud to have trained the next generation of Lung Transplant surgeons who then went on to lead other Lung Transplant Programs in the country.
Raymond J. Lynch
Dr Raymond J. Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of Public Policy and Community Relations for the Emory Transplant Center. He is a recognized authority on the equitable distribution of organs and objective assessment of donation performance.”