Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret named chief of Transplant Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret succeeds Dr. Igal Kam as chief of Transplant Surgery
March 11th, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth announced today the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret as chief of Transplant Surgery.

She succeeds Dr. Igal Kam, who built one of the best transplant programs in the country – a program that has literally given life to thousands of patients, trained generations of surgeons and brought new and innovative techniques and therapies to clinical use.

Dr. Pomfret comes to Colorado from the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., where she is the chair of the Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases and Professor of Surgery for Tufts University School of Medicine.

The announcement was made by Dr. Richard Schulick, professor and chair of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Surgery, and Will Cook, president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital.

Dr. Pomfret is a highly regarded leader in multi-organ transplantation and a world leader in living donation transplant. During her tenure at Lahey Hospital Medical Center, she built the world’s largest living donor program with some of the most successful outcomes in the country.

Dr. Pomfret is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed her multi-organ transplant fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her prior academic appointments include the Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pomfret was chosen from among the best candidates in the country after a very thorough search process.


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