Björn Nashan, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC, FEBS

Professor of Surgery
Director Clinic of Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Surgery and Transplantation, First Affiliated Hospital, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, PR China

Professor Björn Nashan is currently Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Clinic of HPB Surgery and Transplantation at the First Affiliated Hospital of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui, PR China.

He studied medicine at the Heinrich Heine University, College of Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, and completed work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transplant Immunology Laboratory at the Klinik für Abdominal- und Transplanta- tionschirurgie in Hannover, Germany. After completing his Residency in Surgery, Prof. Nashan was appointed as Consultant and finished his training in Visceral and Transplantation Surgery.

In 1995, Prof. Nashan received his PhD from the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Hannover, Germany, and was appointed as Associate Professor. His clinical responsibilities included hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery and the multi organ transplant program for adults and children, which included liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation, with a focus on living donations for liver and kidney transplantation.

Prof. Nashan was appointed Full Professor of Surgery in 2000 before his position as Director of the Multi Organ Transplant Program at Dalhousie University, QEII Health Science Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2003 where he hold an Adjunct Professorship with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as well. In 2007, he was appointed as Chairman and Chief-in-Surgeon of the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation Surgery at the Medical University Clinic in Hamburg, Germany. In November 2017 he moved to his present position.

Prof. Nashan has published extensively in the fields of transplantation, immunosuppression and hepatobiliary surgery (more than 290 manuscripts in e.g. Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation etc.) and serves on multiple advisory boards for various organizations, companies and government bodies. He was President of the German Transplantation Society, Chairman of the Foundation Board of the German Organ Donation Foundation, Vice-Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Organ Transplantation of the German Medical Association, Board and Council Member of Eurotransplant and Counselor of the European Society of Organ Transplantation. He is Past-President of the German Transplantation Society.