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It’s with deep unhappiness that we announce the passing of Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS, on Could 15, 2023. He was 76 years previous.
Dr. Sollinger obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. levels from the College of Munich in 1974 and 1975 with Summa cum Laude. His transplant surgical service on the College of Wisconsin spanned 40 years. He accomplished his surgical residency in 1980 and was employed by Dr. Folkert Belzer to hitch the school instantly following his coaching. He served as Chair of the Division of Transplantation from 1995 to 2009.
In 1996, Dr. Sollinger was elected President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and in 1997, President of the Worldwide Society for Organ Donation and Procurement. He was a member of the Nationwide Institutes of Well being Surgical procedure, Anesthesiology and Trauma Examine Part from 1994-1997. In 2001, he was appointed by Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Division of Well being and Human Companies, to a four-year time period as a member of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation, throughout which period he served one yr as Chair of the Committee.
Dr. Sollinger was the recipient of the American Society of Transplantation Mentoring Award in 2010, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in Transplantation Surgical procedure Award in 2011, and the Transplantation Society-Roche Award for Excellent Achievement in Transplantation Science (Scientific) in 2012. He obtained the celebrated ASTS Pioneer Award in 2019. Different honors embrace membership within the Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences, first Honorary Member of the German Society for Transplantation, and the Alumni Distinction Award from the College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Sollinger’s contributions to the sector of transplantation are quite a few. He pioneered the introduction of bladder drainage for pancreas transplantation. He performed the pivotal position within the preclinical and medical growth of mycophenolate mofetil, an immunosuppressive drug aimed toward reducing charges of organ rejection. He was the primary surgeon to make use of the UW answer for pancreas preservation and the primary surgeon to carry out 1,000 simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants. Later in his profession, he led efforts in diagnosing and performing therapeutic kidney auto-transplantation for sufferers with Loin Ache Hematuria Syndrome.
He was deeply dedicated to the well-being of his sufferers to carry them a greater life by means of transplantation. The accolades he obtained from his sufferers for his compassionate care have been equally robust.
For the previous 20 years, Dr. Sollinger’s analysis pursuits have been centered on gene remedy for sort 1 diabetes and the prevention of fibrosis after transplantation. Towards the top of his profession, Dr. Sollinger’s laboratory demonstrated for the primary time good glucose management in diabetic animals handled with gene remedy.
Except for his lengthy record of educational and management accomplishments, Dr. Sollinger remained passionate and dedicated to the coaching of future transplant surgeons. Throughout his tenure on the College of Wisconsin, he developed and sustained one of many premier transplant surgical procedure fellowship coaching packages within the nation that started in 1984. All through his profession, he skilled 59 transplant surgical fellows, a number of of whom have develop into impactful leaders in educational transplant surgical procedure. As well as, most of the fellows grew to become a few of his closest mates. His daughters recall how the fellows that he skilled appeared like household rising up as he would converse of them so typically.
Dr. Sollinger will probably be tremendously missed and his accomplishments and legacy perpetually remembered.
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