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President's blog

As our membership becomes more and more diverse, it’s increasingly important that this blog cover a range of topics that interest a wide spectrum of those involved in transplantation. With this in...


Good news! As many of you are aware, the AST has led the transplant recipient-focused immunosuppression medication coverage legislative policy from the very beginning. The Society's strategic efforts have involved many

American Journal of Transplantation (AJT)

AJT is the joint journal of the AST and the ASTS. Access your subscription here.



The AST has been instrumental in assisting federal and state public policy decision-makers in the crafting and formation of a variety of legislative and regulatory initiatives.

We know transplant professionals like you are passionate about ensuring that patients have access to essential medicines, insurance coverage, and the best care possible.

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member spotlight

Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD

Speciality: Infectious Diseases

Graduated from: Harvard University (BA), University of Virginia (MD, PhD), Stanford University (MS in Epidemiology, residency, and infectious diseases fellowship)

Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


This book covers the basic functionality of the immune system, the latest developments in immunosupressive drugs and protocols, and emerging technologies in the field.


Non adherence is a major problem in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients, leading to graft failure and loss, as well as interference with successful transition into adult care. In this podcast, Dr. Kurt...