Michael M. Abecassis

Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Chief, Division of Surgery-Organ Transplantation
Professor in Surgery-Organ Transplantation and Microbiology-Immunology

Throughout his career, Dr. Abecassis has served on numerous policy-making national committees, which include regulatory and financial issues related to transplantation and more recently to healthcare delivery and payment reform. He has published more than 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and more than 20 book chapters. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several influential trade journals and is a Past President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Dr. Abecassis received his undergraduate and medical degrees, followed by training in General Surgery, a Master’s degree in virology and a fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, at the University of Toronto. He also completed a fellowship in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and further research training in Immunology at the University of Iowa.


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Michael M. Abecassis