UCSF Physician Elected VP, President-Elect of National Transplantation Network

John Roberts, MD, professor and chief of transplant surgery at the University of California-San Francisco, has been elected to be vice president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing board of directors, according to a hospital news release.

The OPTN brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop national organ transplantation policy. The OPTN is managed by UNOS, a private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. The board of directors serves both organizations.

Dr. Roberts will serve a one-year term beginning in June 2011 and will become the organization's president in June 2012.

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