SPEAKER

John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor of Surgery at the Division of Transplant Surgery, Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation, University of California San Francisco

Dr. John Roberts has devoted his career to UCSF Transplant Service, one of the largest and most highly regarded programs of its kind in the country, encompassing kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. Roberts earned a medical degree at the University of California, San Diego and completed a surgical residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He served as a postdoctoral fellow in transplantation at the University of Minnesota's Department of Surgery. He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1988. He has won numerous awards and National Institutes of Health grants for his research. He has produced over 300 papers on topics including allograft rejection, immunogenicity, immunosuppression and others. Roberts, who speaks nationally on transplant issues, is past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) as well as a member of many professional organizations. As a professor of surgery, Roberts teaches medical students and postgraduates, and supervises the training of surgical residents. A focus of his clinical practice is living donor liver transplantation.