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Dr. M. Roy First

Chief Medical Officer

Transplant Genomics Inc

Direct Phone: (773) ***-****       

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Company Description

Transplant Genomics Inc. (TGI) is a molecular diagnostics company committed to improving organ transplant outcomes, with an initial focus on kidney transplant recipients. Working with the transplant community, TGI is commercializing a suite of tests enabl ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


American Society of Transplant Physicians

Assistant Professor of Medicine In the Division of Nephrology

University of Cincinnati

Vice President, Global Head, Transplantation





Renal Research Fellow
Michael Reese Hospital

Organ Donation Committee


University of Witwatersrand


advanced degrees


South Africa

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Dr. Roy First - Chief Medical Officer

M. Roy First, M.D. was Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Leader, Transplantation at Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. After graduating from medical school at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, he moved to Chicago in 1972 to take the position of Renal Research Fellow at the Michael Reese Hospital.
Read More In 1974, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Cincinnati, later becoming full Professor and Director of the Section of Transplantation, a position that he held until 2002, when he moved to Fujisawa (later Astellas). During his distinguished academic career, Dr. First has published more than 390 articles on transplantation, as well as 39 book chapters and two books. He is a past President of the American Society of Transplant Physicians (ASTP, subsequently AST) and has served on many United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) committees, including chairing the Organ Donation Committee, on the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on the NIH Data Safety and Monitoring Board for Clinical Trials in Transplantation, and as a Councilor of the Transplantation Society. Dr. First has been on the editorial board of a number of journals including Transplantation, Transplantation Proceedings, Clinical Transplantation, the American Journal of Transplantation, and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. In 2013 he received the AST Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Transplant Genomics hires Roy First, MD, as CMO Staff, May 22, 2015

Transplant Genomics has appointed transplant physician Roy First, MD, as its chief medical officer as the company moves toward the launch of its first product, the TruGraf Blood Test

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Dr. Roy First Joins Transplant Genomics as Chief Medical Officer April 30, 2015

Our first collaborative project together ... [cached]

Our first collaborative project together is a case study in individualized medicine in which TruGraf will be used to support decisions around personalized immunosuppression," says Roy First, M.D., chief medical officer, Transplant Genomics.

TruGraf's ability to measure ... [cached]

TruGraf's ability to measure subclinical acute rejection as well as clinical acute rejection will provide an enabling metric to compare immunosuppressive performance," said Dr. Roy First, Chief Medical Officer, Transplant Genomics.

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