Clyde F. Barker, MD, Honorary Chairman & Co-Founder
Clyde F. Barker, MD, is recognized as one of the leading investigators in the transplant field in the U.S. He initiated the transplant program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in 1966 and is credited for building it into the largest program in the area. Dr. Barker’s numerous recognitions include the Presidency and the Medallion for Scientific Achievement of the American Surgical Association, the Presidency and the Pioneer Award of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He has served as Chairman of Gift of Life Donor Program’s Governing Board four times since 1974, and has authored more than 400 scientific papers. In 2009, Dr. Barker received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of the University Surgeons and the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology of the Starzl Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2010, Dr. Barker received the Medawar Prize, the highest award of the International Transplant Society.