Jay Fishman MD

Harvard Medical School

Jay A. Fishman, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Director of the MGH Transplant Center. Dr. Fishman is an internationally recognized expert in infectious diseases related to infectious diseases in individuals with abnormal immune systems including organ transplant recipients and has trained many of the leaders in this field. He teaches and practices clinical medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital where he has developed the leading training program in Infectious Disease of organ and stem cell transplant recipients. His research laboratory is investigating infections related to the development of swine as organ donors for humans (xenotransplantation) and the molecular biology of viruses in transplantation. Has held leadership roles in multiple not-for-profit organizations including service as President of the American Society of Transplantation and at the international Transplantation Society (Transplant Infectious Disease and International Xenotransplanation Sections), founder or the AST ID Community of Practice, Founder and Chair of the IDSA Working Group on Transplant Infectious Diseases, the Board of Directors of the International Immunocompromised Host Society, and is a frequent contributor at national and international symposia. He is a consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the World Health Organization on topics related to organ transplantation. He has received career achievement awards from both the American Society of Transplantation and the international Transplantation Society.