John R. Lake, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and Medicine, and the Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also the Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to moving to the University of Minnesota in 1998, he helped start, and was the Medical Director of, the Liver Transplant Program at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr Lake’s research interests include post-transplant hepatitis C, predictors of outcomes following liver transplantation and the development of new immunosuppressive agents. He has authored more than 180 articles and 20 reviews in peer-reviewed journals and more than 25 book chapters. He is currently the Editor for the journal Liver Transplantation and is on the Editorial Boards for several other scientific journals.
In addition, Dr Lake is a past-president of the American Society of Transplantation. He is also a Past-President of the United Network for Organ Sharing, where he continues to serve on the Corporate Advisory Committee. He is also the chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology.