Nancy Ascher MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation and Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor in Surgery at the UCSF Department of Surgery has devoted her career to organ transplantation and transplantation research. She has served on the Presidential Task Force on Organ Transplantation, the Surgeon General’s Task Force on Increasing Donor Organs, and as Chair of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has membership in numerous academic medical societies. Past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, she takes an active leadership role in national and international transplantation societies. Her bibliography lists over 350 publications. Dr. Ascher's undergraduate and medical education was completed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a general surgery residency and clinical transplantation fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She was recruited to UCSF in 1988 to develop the UCSF Liver Transplantation program and served as Chief of the Division of Transplantation until her appointment as Chair of the Department of Surgery in 1999.