Organ transplant surgeon
Dr. Nancy Ascher, chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, has devoted her career to organ transplants and transplant research. She has served on the Presidential Task Force on Organ Transplantation, the Surgeon General's Task Force on Increasing Donor Organs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has membership in numerous other medical societies including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons in which she served as past president.
Ascher is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned a medical degree. She completed a general surgery residency and clinical transplant fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where she later joined the faculty and became clinical director of the Liver Transplant Program. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery.