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Ryutaro Hirose, M.D., to join SRTR as surgical director

Ryutaro Hirose, M.D., to join SRTR as surgical director

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients announces new leadership

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients has announced the addition of Ryutaro Hirose, M.D., as surgical director. A liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon, Hirose serves as professor of clinical surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He will continue at UCSF while providing general surgical expertise to all aspects of SRTR. In addition to supporting the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Board of Directors and committees, he will serve as primary surgical liaison to various professional societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

“I am truly honored to be invited to join the leadership team at the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients,” Hirose said. “I am looking forward to contributing to the expansion of the fund of knowledge and understanding of our complex transplant system, and to help move the field forward.”

Hirose received his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency, postdoctoral fellowship, chief residency and fellowship at UCSF. He has served as vice-chair and chair of the OPTN Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee, in addition to holding membership on OPTN liver review boards and in liver utilization workgroups. He has also served on various committees within the ASTS.

Other recent changes to SRTR leadership include Jon Snyder, Ph.D., who assumed the role of director of the organization in September.

About the SRTR

 The SRTR was founded in 1987 and operates under a contract administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The registry maintains a database of comprehensive information on all solid organ transplantation in the United State and supports the transplant community with ongoing evaluation and analyses of clinical status of current and past organ donors, transplant candidates, transplant recipients, transplant outcomes, and outcomes of living donors.  The current SRTR contractor is Chronic Disease Research Group, a division of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (formerly known as the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation).


Photo courtesy of SRTR



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