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Krista L Lentine, MD, PhD
Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine with tenure, and Medical Director of Living Kidney Donation at Saint Louis University. She is a clinical scientist whose work is grounded in novel integration and application of national registries, administrative claims data, and other electronic health information to address topics in transplant epidemiology, outcomes, economics and policy. Her research support includes NIH/NIDDK and foundation funding of projects designed to advance the evaluation, care and outcomes of living donors and transplant patients.

Dr. Lentine’s professional service includes multiple activities related to improving policies and practices of living donation and transplant practice, including robust involvement in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Living Donor Committee (regional representative, vice chair, chair) and service on the Policy Oversight Committee. She co-chaired a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) work group on ‘Living Donor Evaluation and Care’ and is first author of the 2017 guideline publication. She was also co-chair and first author of a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on pretransplant cardiac disease evaluation and management.

Dr. Lentine is a steering committee member of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) ‘Living Donor Collective’, a member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Quality Committee, and a member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Living Donor Community of Practice Executive Committee. Dr. Lentine directed the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting transplant physicians’ program and kidney transplant course (2016 and 2017). In 2018, she received the 'Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture Award' from the National Kidney Foundation.
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