Dr. Pierson received his medical training at Columbia University, University of Michigan, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, England.
Dr. Pierson holds the W. Gerald and Patricia Austen Chair in Cardiac Surgery and is the Scientific Director of the Center for Transplantation Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. He is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and visiting surgeon at MGH, where he participates clinically in thoracic transplantation and cardiac surgical intensive care.
He is an established NIH-funded investigator in the areas of translational cardiac allograft tolerance induction and the immunobiology of lung, heart, kidney, and liver xenotransplantation, and author of over 175 peer-reviewed original scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters. He is a past president of the International Xenotransplantation Association (2007-09), and current IXA Ethics Committee Chair.
15:30 - 17:30
|Session — State of the Art in Xenotransplantation||Lung||Audimax Auditorium (A.030)|
08:00 - 08:30
|Oral Abstracts Session — Organ Xenotransplantation 2||Extended survival after pig-to-baboon lung xenotransplantation with targeted genetic modifications and pharmacological treatments||Room A.021|
10:30 - 12:00
|Session — Beyond State of the Art||Chairs||Audimax Auditorium (A.030)|
|Scientific Program Committee||Member|