About AST

Peter S. Heeger, MD

Speciality: 
Nephrology, Transplant Immunology
Graduated From: 
University of Pennsylvania
Current Position: 
Professor and Director of Translational Transplant Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Current Projects: 
Complement dependent T cell immunity in transplantation, Erythropoietin as a Treg-sparing immunosuppressant, Biomarker testing and validation, PI of a multicenter study of infliximab induction on deceased donor kidney transplant outcomes
What made you decide to work in transplantation?: 
The basic immunology has important clinical implications and can be applied to patient care.  The transplant research community is welcoming and interactive
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?: 

Discovery of new basic mechanisms and then testing how they can be applied to improve the care of transplant patients

Fun Facts: 

Enjoy skiing