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FLAVIO VINCENTI, M.D., RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD FROM THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – June 14, 2012 – The American Society of Transplantation (AST) awarded its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Flavio Vincenti, M.D., at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston. The award honors a senior investigator whose lifelong work has advanced the field of transplantation and medicine.
Dr. Vincenti is the consummate clinical investigator, and his major contributions, both scientifically and scholarly, have redefined the current landscape of developmental immunosuppression. For almost two decades, few in the field have remained as relevant and significant as Dr. Vincenti. He has penned scholarly articles in over 200 international publications, and has developed countless new therapeutic interventions in renal transplantation.
Following his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 1971, Dr. Vincenti had a nephrology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine before landing at the University of California, San Francisco, a place he’d call home for the next 30+ years. At UCSF, Dr. Vincenti worked his way up the chain from clinical assistant, to associate professor, then full professor. He is currently Medical Director of the Kidney-Pancreas Program.
“Thousands of transplant recipients worldwide owe a debt of gratitude to Flavio’s vision,” said Dr. Robert Gaston, former President of AST. “It is through his example of steadfast dedication to his craft that Flavio has inspired young physicians and investigators to take up transplantation as a career, which will no doubt lead to further advancements in the field.”
The AST Lifetime Achievement Award was presented this year in honor of Dr. Charles “Bernie” Carpenter, the first recipient of the award. Dr. Carpenter passed away in October 2011, and in addition to his work at Harvard Medical School he was one of the founding members of AST and served as President from 1983-1984. The loss of Dr. Carpenter was felt across the entire AST membership, and the greater transplantation community as a whole, as he was largely considered one of the pioneers in the field.
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The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is an international organization of transplant professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The Society comprises more than 3,100 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. For more information about the Society, go to www.a-s-t.org.
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.