Jonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD, FAST

Dr. Jonathan Maltzman is a physician-scientist and transplant nephrologist at Stanford University and the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System.  He graduated with a BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology then completed an MD and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1997.  He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago.  He then moved back to Penn to complete his nephrology fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship.  Dr Maltzman joined the faculty at Penn in 2005.  In 2015, he was recruited to Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA Medical Center where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Basic Research in the Nephrology Division.

Dr. Maltzman’s academic interest is focused on understanding immune responses in transplantation.  His laboratory has been a pioneer in the use of conditional gene expression to study signal transduction in memory T lymphocytes and regulatory T cells. He is federally funded to study the interplay between infection and transplantation with ongoing projects to understand the T responses to CMV and BK virus in solid organ transplant recipients. He has co-authored numerous original scientific articles, editorials, review articles and book chapters.  He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, American Heart Association and the AST.  Dr. Maltzman is a previous recipient of an AST/Novartis fellowship grant and the AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Scholarship grant.  In 2012, Dr Maltzman was elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation and was the recipient the AST Basic Science Career Development Award.

Dr. Maltzman has been a member of the AST since 2001 and was among the first group of Fellows of the AST in 2015.  He was the inaugural chair of the AST Community of Basic Scientists.  He has previously served on the Awards and Nominations Committee, the Basic Science Advisory Council, and the FAST Committee.  He is a former chair of the Basic Science Grants Review Committee and the AST Research Network.   He is currently the AST representative to the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.  Dr. Maltzman has been active in AST educational programming having previously served as a member of the ASE planning committee, the CEOT executive committee and as co-chair of the 2015 CEOT.  Outside of the AST, Dr. Maltzman currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies and on the Kidney Week Program Committee of the American Society of Nephrology.