Julie Heimbach, M.D., is new chair of Division of Transplantation Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Julie Heimbach, M.D. (TRANS ’04), Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been named as the new chair of the Division of Transplantation Surgery. She has served as the liver transplant program director in Rochester since 2008 and the Mayo Clinic three-site site convergence leader for liver transplantation since 2010.
Dr. Heimbach serves on the board of directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing and is the incoming chair of its Liver-Intestine Committee. She also is on the governing board for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and is an associate editor for the American Journal of Transplantation.
Dr. Heimbach’s clinical practice and research interests focus on living donor transplantation, obesity and transplantation, and liver transplantation for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. She is a professor of medicine,
Dr. Heimbach joined the Mayo Clinic staff in 2004 after completing a fellowship in transplantation surgery at Mayo Clinic. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis and an undergraduate degree at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Dr. Heimbach succeeds Charles Rosen, M.D. (MED ’84, S ’89, TRANS ’91), Department of Surgery, who served as chair since 2009.