September 11, 2009

Transplant Reunion set

The Vanderbilt Transplant Center will host the Transplant Patient Reunion and Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The celebration will be held on Magnolia Lawn on the Vanderbilt/Peabody Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the picnic-style event, more than double past participation.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, two pioneers of the center will be recognized during a special presentation —

Keith Johnson, M.D., former medical director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program, and Robert Richie, M.D., former surgical director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program.

Health screenings, children's activities and music will be featured.