On November 7, 2019, members of the UCLA Department of Urology, philanthropists, friends and family gathered to celebrate the gift from the John Jergens Estate to establish the Jergens Administrative Chair in Kidney Transplantation. The evening also honored Dr. Hans A. Gritsch (RES ’91), clinical professor of urology and surgical director of the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as the inaugural Jergens Chair holder.
Dr. Gritsch has dedicated his career of more than 22 years to renal transplantation. A national and international speaker on kidney transplantation, he has trained eight kidney transplant fellows and 61 multiorgan transplant fellows. Dr. Gritsch holds two patents and has authored 143 scientific publications and nearly 100 abstracts. Funding from the chair will enable him to continue advancing research.
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