About AST

Member Spotlight

Name: Christopher Blosser, MD
Speciality: Transplant Nephrology
Graduated from: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Current Position: Clinical Professor, University of Washington
Current Projects: 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.
Fun Fact: I was born in Zambia and have had the chance to travel or live on 4 continents (so far).