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June 8, 2007

UI Health Care Names Reed As New Transplant Program Leader

University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced today that Alan I. Reed, M.D., has accepted the position of director of the Division of Transplant Surgery in the UI Department of Surgery, effective Sept. 15.

Reed currently serves at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he is an associate professor of surgery and surgical director of the college's liver transplant program.

At the UI, Reed will be a professor in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and director of the Division of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He will also direct the Organ Transplant Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Reed received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y. He completed a general surgery residency at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and an abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Medical School. Following that training, he joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., as an assistant professor.

He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, International Liver Transplant Society and the United Network for Organ Sharing. He is on the editorial board of the journal Liver Transplantation and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation.

Reed will lead plans to develop a state-of-the-art, comprehensive center caring for patients experiencing organ failure and those requiring kidney, pancreas or liver transplants.

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