Rochester, Minnesota




Christopher McGregor, M.D., is a pioneer in the field of transplantation. He performed the first successful (one-year survival) lung transplant in Europe; the first successful (one-year survival) infant heart transplant in the U.K.; and the first combined heart-lung-liver transplant (one-year survival) in the U.S.

Xenotransplantation. The principal focus in the preclinical xenotransplantation laboratory is optimization of immunosuppression following xenotransplantation, with specific studies on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of humoral rejection. This program has the world's leading outcomes in cardiac xenotransplantation at the present time.

Mechanisms and prevention of chronic rejection of the heart following transplantation. The principal causes of death after the first three months following heart transplantation is accelerated transplant atherosclerosis. Studies of adenoviral-mediated cardiac gene therapy in modifying this process is ongoing. This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Professional highlights

Editorial Board, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Journal of Translational Medicine and Current Cardiology Reviews.


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Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Surgery
  2. Professor of Surgery


  1. Certificate of Management for Physicians University of St. Thomas
  2. Fellow - Cardiac and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Stanford University
  3. Fellow - Cardiac Surgery Stanford University
  4. Senior Registrar - Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, England Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital
  5. Lecturer - Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Infirmary
  6. Registrar - Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary
  7. Resident - Surgery Greater Glasgow Health Board
  8. Resident - Pathology: Clinical and Research; Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland Royal Victoria Infirmary
  9. Internship - Medicine & Surgery, Glasgow, Scotland Royal Victoria Infirmary
  10. School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  11. St. Aloysius College, Glasgow

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