Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering

ISSN: 2157-7552

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David Allen Gerber

David Allen Gerber

David Allen Gerber
Division Chief
Abdominal Transplantation Surgical Director Comprehensive Transplant Center Director UNCH Liver Transplant Program University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


David A. Gerber, MD was born in NY and graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University in 1985 and in 1989 received an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. From 1989-1996 he completed general surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a post-doctoral fellowship in Transplantation Immunology. During the period of time of 1996-1998 he was a clinical transplant fellow at the Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently joined the Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine in 1998 and currently is a Professor with Tenure. In 2007 he became the Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation and in 2008 he became Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation at UNC. He is actively engaged in basic science research focused on stem biology and tissue engineering in the field of Regenerative Medicine. By integrating novel technologies from the area of bioengineering this research has placed an emphasis on developing the matrix or template that supports the growth and differentiation of select stem cell populations into functional tissues. Dr. Gerber has received >25 basic science grants including extramural funding from the American Liver Foundation, the Roche Organ Transplant Research Foundation, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the National Institutes of Health. He has been involved as principal investigator or co-investigator of >40 industry-sponsored clinical trials focused on advancing patient outcomes in transplantation and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has published >100 peer reviewed publications and numerous peer-reviewed abstracts in the areas of transplantation, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and liver cancer. In addition he has received two patents and he has given over 100 presentations in national and international healthcare and biotechnology. His extracurricular activities extend to national and international organizations including selection as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Surgical Association, along with membership in the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, The Transplantation Society, Southern Surgical Association, Society of University of Surgeons and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is former chair of the Scientific Studies Committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and in 2008 was selected as a James IVth Traveling Fellow. From 2007-present he has been continuously selected to “Best Doctors in America.” In 2010 he was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Advisory Committee on Transplantation. He has been elected to UNC’s Faculty Council and the University’s Faculty Executive Committee that oversees faculty governance for the University of North Carolina. He is involved in teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate level and has been the recipient of two teaching awards. In 2007 he was selected to the School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators and has been one of the key players to develop an educational platform that introduces entrepreneurship to the academy. In 2008 he

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