Julie K Heimbach, M.D. is a Professor of Surgery and the Chair of Division of Transplantation at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. She received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College and M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, following which she received her training in General Surgery at the University of Colorado and Fellowship in Transplantation Surgery at Mayo Clinic. She has dedicated a significant amount of time to UNOS, having served on numerous committees as well as the Board of Directors, and is currently the chair of the liver-Intestine committee. Dr. Heimbach is on the Governing Board of the AASLD, an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, and was recently elected to serve on the ASTS coucil. Her clinical and research interests include liver transplantation for hepatobiliary malignancies, living donor transplantation, and obesity in liver transplantation.