Devin E. Eckhoff, MD, named Chief of Transplant Surgery/Director of Transplant Institute at BIDMC

Chloe Meck

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Devin Eckhoff, MD
Devin E. Eckhoff, MD
BOSTON – Devin E. Eckhoff, MD, has been named Chief of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Eckhoff to BIDMC," said Elliot Chaikof, Chair of the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. "Dr. Eckhoff is a national leader in transplantation who is taking the helm of a division that has long been at the forefront of transplant surgery. His clinical and research expertise will enable BIDMC to continue its leadership in transplantation."

Eckhoff joins the Department of Surgery at BIDMC from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was Professor of Surgery and held the Arnold G. Diethelm Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery. Among many leadership roles at the university, Eckhoff was Director of the Division of Transplantation for 17 years. He launched several major initiatives during his tenure, including the Comprehensive Transplant Institute, the Alabama Organ Recovery Center, the Xenotransplant Research Center, and several other clinical and fellowship programs.

"I look forward to working with this outstanding multidisciplinary team to provide state-of-the-art care and continue shepherding advances in the field to improve the outcomes of organ recipients," said Eckhoff.

Eckhoff's research interests include xenotransplantation, which is considered a promising way to address the shortage of donor organs. His research, which has been published in more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and industry.

Eckhoff is an active member of numerous professional societies – including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, and the American Society of Transplantation – and is a longtime member of the editorial boards of several leading journals.

Eckhoff received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his residency in general surgery in addition to research and clinical fellowships in transplantation at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Eckhoff is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a leading academic medical center, where extraordinary care is supported by high-quality education and research. BIDMC is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.