James Shapiro is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Surgical Oncology, and Director of both the Clinical Islet and Living Donorl Liver Transplant Programs at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada. He trained in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Newcastle and Bristol in the UK, and has been on Faculty in Edmonton since 1998. He led the team that developed the "Edmonton Protocol" for islet transplantation, and was the lead author on the NEJM 2000 publication and on a subsequent international multicentre trial funded by the NIH/Immune Tolerance Network. He is a busy clinical hepatobiliary oncology and multiorgan transplant surgeon, and runs a basic science immunology/tolerance laboratory investigating ways to improve engraftment and facilitate tolerance to islet transplant grafts. James holds numerous international awards including the Hunterian Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Gold Medal from the Governor General of Canada, a Gold Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Biography Updated on 19 April 2011