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Dr. Joseph Tector

Professor of Surgery

|University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Joseph Tector, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, is a liver transplant surgeon with clinical expertise in liver and multivisceral transplantation who currently holds the position of professor of surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1987. He earned his doctorate at Saint Louis University in 1992 and completed his general surgery training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1999. He completed his fellowship in abdominal transplant at the University of Miami in 2001. Dr. Tector is a National Institutes of Health-funded surgeon-scientist with a nationally recognized xenotransplantation research program in Miami. His lab developed the GGTA1/4GalNt2/CMAH pigs which are baseline genetics for any donor pig used in xenotransplantation. His team has spent the past 10 years developing histocompatibility testing for use in clinical and preclinical xenotransplantation.

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