Jay A. Fishman, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Director of the MGH Transplant Center. Dr. Fishman completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, internal medicine training and Infectious Disease Fellowship at MGH, and Fellowships in Molecular Biology and Genetics at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Transplantation, and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Fishman established the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital which has trained many of the leaders in this field worldwide. His background in immunology, molecular biology, and infectious diseases provides a unique translational approach to Transplantation Infectious Disease. His laboratory investigates infections in xenotransplantation and viral pathogenesis in transplantation. He has a special interest in molecular diagnostics and biotechnology and in medical education. Dr Fishman has over 300 publications and is a frequent contributor at international symposia. He is Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation. He has received career achievement awards from the American Society of Transplantation and the Transplantation Society.