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Thomas Gonwa, M.D., receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Transplantation

Thomas Gonwa, M.D. (HYT ’01), the Jorge and Leslie Bacardi Associate Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST). The award recognizes a senior investigator whose work has advanced the field of transplantation.

Dr. Gonwa helped build the transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, which has done more than 5,600 solid organ transplants. He was chair of the Department of Transplantation from 2006 to 2015. Dr. Gonwa is best known for his work on chronic kidney disease in patients having liver transplantation. He has authored 188 papers and 10 book chapters.

Dr. Gonwa is the first Mayo Clinic recipient of the AST award since it was established in 1995.

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