Rowena Delos Santos, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, and current co-chair of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Conflicts of Interest (COI) Committee, will take over as chair of the committee in June 2020.
“It is a great honor and responsibility to serve on this AST Committee,” says Dr. Delos Santos of her new position. “I am lucky to work with such wonderful colleagues in transplant, and have learned a lot since joining the committee.” Delos Santos is also director of WashU’s Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.
The AST was founded in 1982 for physicians and health professionals interested in transplantation medicine and biology. Its mission is to advance the field of transplantation and improve patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, organ donation, and service to the community.
The society is the largest transplant organization in North America with more than 4,000 professionals. Recognized as the premier society for transplantation, AST members are sought out as transplant experts and advocates.
Dr. Delos Santos was chair of the AST Trainee and Young Faculty Community of Practice from 2017 – 2018, and past-chair from 2018-2019. In 2018, she was asked to join both the AST Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program Review Committee and the COI Committee. She became co-chair of the COI committee in 2019.
The COI committee reviews all disclosures of potential conflicts of interest made by speakers, moderators, and planning committee members and provides conflict resolution as needed.
“We have been a busy committee lately, and I look forward to continuing to serve and work to meet the needs of the AST,” she says.
Please enjoy the 2019 ASN TV video highlighting WashU’s Transplantation program below.