IDEAL Committee Fireside Chats: Talking with Dr. Clive Callender
February 28, 2022 from 02:00pm to 03:00pm EST
"IDEAL Committee Fireside Chats: Talking with Dr. Clive Callender"
- Monday, February 28, 2022, from 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
The “griot” is a person or practice in West African culture, sharing stories from one generation to the next. Please join the AST Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access to Life (IDEAL) Committee in revealing the rich Black culture that courses through the fiber of our vibrant transplant community. As part of our ongoing educational series, we welcome Dr. Clive Callender, African American Transplant Surgeon, leader, and pioneer in organ donation and community education to serve as “griot,” with the objective of discussing the impact of past, present, and future diversity challenges in transplantation.
- Clive Callender, MD, FACS • Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Dr. Clive O. Callender is currently a Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine.
In 1973, Dr. Callender returned to Howard University Hospital and helped develop the first minority directed dialysis and transplant center and histocompatibility and immunogenetic laboratory in the U.S. In 1991, Dr. Callender founded the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) designed to increase minority donation rates nationally.
Dr. Callender’s media appearances have included the Oprah Show and the CBS Evening News. Dr. Callender has spoken to more than 1,000 meetings/forums on the subject of transplantation and has authored over 150 scientific publications.
- Silas Norman, MD • Chair of AST IDEAL Committee • Associate Professor of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI