Stephen Bartlett honored by University System of Maryland Board of Regents

For immediate release: March 13, 2014

Dr. Stephen Bartlett, transplant surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery, was one of four faculty members from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to be recognized with University System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Awards. The awards commend distinguished performance on the part of faculty members within the 12 institutions that comprise the University System of Maryland (USM).

Stephen Bartlett, MD, the Peter G. Angelos Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president for the University of Maryland Medical System, was recognized by the regents in the scholarship/research/creative activity category for blazing the trail for revolutionary transplant procedures. Under Bartlett, the Division of Transplantation has grown into one of the largest, busiest, and most comprehensive transplant programs in the world. His pioneering work has dramatically improved access to viable organs, for instance, reducing the waiting time for an African-American patient to receive a kidney transplant at UMMC from the national average of 1,335 days to 681 days.

The other award winners from UMB, the founding campus of the USM, come from its School of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine, and the School of Social Work. Read the full release