SOURCE: National Kidney Registry

October 10, 2007 16:22 ET

National Kidney Registry Announces Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D. to Join Medical Board

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - The National Kidney Registry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those facing kidney failure, is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D., to its Medical Board. Dr. Bromberg is professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Gene and Cell Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Bromberg is also the Chief of the Transplantation Institute and Surgical Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Program.

Dr. Bromberg earned his M.D. and his Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Washington and his multi-organ transplantation fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent appointment was at the University of Michigan, where he was Professor of General Surgery in the Division of Transplantation and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Before that, he held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical University of South Carolina. In each of these positions, Dr. Bromberg took leadership roles in starting, building, and reorganizing critical components of multi-organ transplant programs.

In addition to his clinical transplantation practice, Dr. Bromberg is also pursuing highly regarded research on transplant rejection. He has devoted his career to basic and clinical research involving immunology and transplantation.

"We are thrilled that Dr. Bromberg has joined our medical board. Dr. Bromberg's significant experience in kidney transplantation and immunology will accelerate the development of the National Kidney Registry," said Garet Hil, Founder of the National Kidney Registry.

"I am very enthusiastic to work with the National Kidney Registry as it will provide important new options for patients and novel methods to improve organ allocation," said Dr. Bromberg.

About the National Kidney Registry

The National Kidney Registry is a nonprofit organization registered under the laws of the State of New York. The mission of the National Kidney Registry is to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed, and number of living donor transplants in the world.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.

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