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Seth Karp

Seth J Karp MD

Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center; Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Karp received an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.A. in Astrophysics from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and an M.D. from the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He did a surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and transplant fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital before accepting a staff position there. He moved back to Boston as a transplant surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karp served as a multi-organ transplant surgeon and as Director of both the Transplant Fellowship Training Program and the Pancreas Transplant Program. Dr. Karp was recruited to Vanderbilt as the Director of the Transplant Center in 2011. He maintains an active basic research laboratory focused on the biology of liver development and regeneration, and a translational research effort concerned with optimizing organ use. Dr. Karp served as chair of the American Transplant Congress and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation.