Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Time: 7:15 pm. Location: Ismaili Centre Toronto
Join Ismaili Institutions for Canada as they welcome Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, a pioneer in lung transplantation and Officer of the Order of Canada to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Dr. Keshavjee will discuss his research and the techniques that have improved patient outcomes. His lung preservation solution serves as an international model for innovation, education and clinical practice in lung transplantation. This lecture is part of Frontiers of Science & Innovation series – a collection of programs dedicated to showcasing transformative developments in science and technology.
About Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee MD MSc FRCSC FACS is the current Surgeon-in-Chief at University Health Network in Toronto Ontario, the Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program, as well as a clinical scientist and professor with the University of Toronto.
His clinical practice in Thoracic Surgery and Transplant Surgery is based at the Toronto General Hospital, where he also leads a research team in lung transplantation studies. Dr. Keshavjee gained international recognition for the development of his lung preservation solution for donor lungs en route to transplantation; this solution is now the standard technique utilized by transplantation programs around the world. Further, he broke new ground with his research to the recondition and repair of injured human donor lungs, making them suitable for patient transplantation, using the Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System. His work has allowed for an increase in the number of available donor lungs.
Source: Ismaili Institutions for Canada