Christopher Blosser, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Clinical Professor, University of Washington
My current projects include creation of a Cancer and Organ Transplant Program, including: Comprehensive Cancer and Organ Transplant Consult Clinic; National Cancer and Transplant Collaborative Registry, with multidimensional research aims; Research related to immune mechanisms of cancer in transplant recipients. I am also the Director of the AJT Editorial Fellowship and work with the Seattle Children’s to UW Kidney Transplant Transition of Care Program.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?:
My curiosity in the immune system, rewards of multidisciplinary work, and multiple family members with kidney transplants.
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?:
Helping patients achieve their life goals with improved health.
How have you served AST?:
I have learned invaluable clinical, scientific and life lessons and have developed life-long mentoring relationships and friendships while participating and leading in various AST roles, including on the Kidney Pancreas COP (Chair of preceding Kidney Pancreas Advisory Council), as a founding member of the Transplant Research Network and Trainee and Young Faculty COP, and later as a member of TNFTAP review committee. Currently, I am involved in the Public Policy Committee and continue as Associate Editor and Director of the Editorial Fellowship of AJT.
I was born in Zambia and have had the chance to travel or live on 4 continents (so far).