Medical and Scientific Advisors

Hansa Medical collaborates with several distinguished researchers and world-leading experts through several medical advisory boards and research collaborations.

European Medical Advisory Board in Transplantation

The European Medical Advisory Board in Transplantation consists of Professor Kathryn Wood, Professor Christophe Legendre and Professor Gunnar Tufveson. These distinguished experts bring invaluable medical expertise on kidney transplantation and desensitization to Hansa Medical.

Kathryn Wood

Professor of Immunology at University of Oxford

Kathryn Wood, PhD, is Professor of Immunology in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford where she runs the Transplantation Research Immunology Group. Professor Wood is an internationally renowned medical researcher in transplant tolerance induction, immune regulation and interaction between the immune system and stem cell derived tissues. She is a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences and has received several international awards for her distinguished research, including the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award for research excellence. Professor Wood has served as President of the Transplantation Society and currently leads the Women in Transplantation Initiative and functions as editor of the journal Transplantation.

Christophe Legendre

Professor of Nephrology, Paris Descartes University

Christophe Legendre, MD, PhD is Professor of Nephrology at the Paris Descartes University and Head of the Adult Nephrology and Transplantation unit at Necker Hospital in Paris. Professor Legendre’s main research interests include clinical evaluation of new immunosuppressants, viral infection after transplantation, transplantation in high-risk recipients, screening kidney biopsies and recurrence of disease post transplantation. He has published around 340 papers in English peer reviewed journals. Professor Legendre is member of several professional societies including the American Society of Transplantation, the European Society for Organ Transplantation and the Transplantation Society as well as associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation and Europe Regional Associate Editor of the journal Transplantation.

Gunnar Tufveson

Professor of Transplant Surgery at Uppsala University

Gunnar Tufveson (Chairman), MD, PhD, is Professor emeritus of Transplant Surgery at Uppsala University at Uppsala University Hospital. Professor Tufveson has more that 30 years of experience in all aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation. His research has focused on immunological and pathophysiological mechanisms in transplantation, resulting in more than 300 articles and book chapters. Professor Tufveson has served as Primary Investigator in several clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry as well as the US National Institutes of Health.

US Medical Advisory Board in Transplantation

The US Medical Advisory Board in Transplantation consists of Professor Stanley Jordan, Professor Robert Montgomery and Professor Kathryn Wood. These distinguished experts bring invaluable medical expertise on kidney transplantation and desensitization to Hansa Medical.

Dr. Stanley Jordan

Director of Kidney Transplantation and Transplant Immunology. Director of Division of Pediatric and Adult Nephrology at CSMC

Dr. Stanley Jordan (Chairman), MD, PhD, is a Director of Kidney Transplantation and Transplant Immunology, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center and Director of Division of Pediatric and Adult Nephrology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA. Dr Jordan's focus is on immunology and transplantation. He has performed extensive research funded by dozens of research grants and awards, including National Institutes of Health controlled clinical trials in kidney transplantation. Dr Jordan has written hundreds of articles in scientific journals and authored about two dozen book chapters. He was appointed by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advise Congress on the safety and efficacy of intravenous gammaglobulin products. Dr. Jordan has been principal investigator on 3 NIH Controlled Clinical Trials in Kidney Transplantation. Dr. Jordan has received the Medical Sciences Award from the UCLA Alumni Association, Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation, Established Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplantation and Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Jordan is a member of national and international professional societies and has served on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals.

Dr. Robert A. Montgomery

M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS is Director at NYU Langone Transplant Institute, New York, NY, USA. Dr. Robert A. Montgomery is the inaugural recipient of the Margery K. and Thomas Pozefsky Endowed Professorship in Kidney Transplantation. Dr. Montgomery was part of the team that developed the laparoscopic procedure for live kidney donation, a procedure that has become the standard throughout the world. Dr. Montgomery is considered a world expert on kidney transplantation for highly sensitized and ABO incompatible patients. Dr. Montgomery has received important awards and distinctions including a Fulbright Scholarship, a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies. He has been awarded multiple scholarships from The American College of Surgeons and The American Society of Transplant Surgeons. The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland has recognized his contributions to the field of transplantation with the Champion of Hope Award and the National Kidney Registry recognized him with the Terasaki Medical Innovation Award.

Kathryn Wood

Professor of Immunology at University of Oxford

Professor Kathryn Wood, PhD, Professor of Immunology in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, runs the Transplantation Research Immunology Group. Her research focuses on tolerance induction at the molecular and cellular level, immune regulation and interactions between the immune system and stem cell derived tissues. She is a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences and received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award for research excellence. Professor Wood’s research achievements have also been recognized internationally, including receiving a Gold Medal awarded by The Catalan Society of Transplantation (2011), The Rose Payne Award from the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (2011), Excellence in Transplantation Science Award from The Transplantation Society (2012) and the Maharshi Sushruta Award (2012). Professor Wood's professional activities include a broad array of responsibilities both nationally and internationally. She was President of The Transplantation Society (2004-2006), leads the Women in Transplantation initiative, and is an editor of "Transplantation".

Research collaborations

Lars Björck

Division of Infection Medicine at Lund University

Professor Lars Björck, MD, PhD, Division of Infection Medicine at Lund University, collaborates with Hansa Medical through an extensive research contract engaging parts of his research team. IdeS was discovered by the Lars Björck-lab through extensive reserach on Streptococcus pyogenes.