Director named for the Alberta Transplant Institute

Dr. Lori West

Lori West has been named the Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI), a position she will hold until January 2018.

“The ATI has brought together a talented group of clinicians, researchers, educators and policy-makers entirely dedicated to advancing transplantation in Alberta and Canada,” she said. “ATI is an exciting amalgamation that allows effective impact at all levels of the health-care system toward supporting clinical transplant care and moving cutting-edge research into improved patient outcomes.”

West holds the (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in Cardiac Transplantation and is Director of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program. She is also a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medical Microbiology & Immunology and an adjunct scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto, Ontario.

Learn more about Dr. West's appointment, please read the official announcement.

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