Mark Aeder MD

Dr. Mark Aeder is an Associate Professor of Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland and the current Chair of the UNOS/OPTN Kidney Committee. A graduate of Washington University Medical School, his residency was completed at University Hospitals in Cleveland with Transplant Fellowships at the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University. He founded the Transplant Institute at Research Medical Center in Kansas City before coming to University Hospitals in 2004 as the Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant program. He is the former President of the Midwest Transplant Network in Kansas City, President of the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, and Board Director for Life Banc in Cleveland and currently the Director for Surgical Quality for University Hospitals. In addition to his current UNOS/OPTN Committee he also served on the OPO, Kidney Pancreas and Ethics Committees and chaired the Kidney Paired Donation Work Group and the Technology Subcommittee. He has authored over 200 papers, book chapters and accepted abstracts, nearly all in transplant studies. His hobbies include backpacking, photography and yoga.