Renal Roundtable Lecture Series: Kidney Transplant Allocation: Challenges of Geography & Equity

Thursday, June 23, 2022; VIRTUAL EVENT

Thank YOU to those who attended this very informative professional education event.

The session was recorded, check out Dr. Klassen’s session from June 23, 2022.

David Klassen, MD presented the recent changes to the kidney transplant allocation process and discussed new approaches being developed to address equity in access. The multiple factors that impact equity in kidney transplantation including geography and transplant center decision making were discussed.

David Klassen, MD joined UNOS in 2014 as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Klassen provides an experienced clinical perspective to UNOS policymaking, research, education, and patient safety efforts. He assists with developing, planning, and implementing UNOS’ strategic direction. Prior to coming to UNOS, Dr. Klassen was the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at the University of Maryland Hospital, where he was a faculty member beginning in 1986. He has a long history of volunteer leadership with UNOS and many professional societies. Dr. Klassen served on the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors and as a member of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee and Membership and Professional Standards committee. He has published extensively in clinical kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as in transplant outcomes and policy.

Dr. Klassen earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus and completed his Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Target Audience: This program is intended for medical professionals
(all specialties including primary care physicians) and advanced practitioners.

Cost: Complimentary

With your donation, NKF will be able to provide critical support to transplant recipients, chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients. Your support helps patients with emergency needs such as transportation to life-saving dialysis treatments, food, rent, utilities, medical equipment, medication expenses, and more!

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