Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA is the Robert J. Coffey Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published over 120 scientific articles in the field of transplantation and surgery and is nationally recognized as an expert in hepatobiliary/pancreas surgery with special interests in organ transplantation and minimally invasive techniques. He has been invited as visiting Professor to many prestigious Universities and has delivered over 90 invited lectures. He is a native of Savannah, GA and attended Duke University as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry with honors from Duke University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and completed his postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital- Harvard Medical School. He founded the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1993. In 1998 Johnson was recruited to Washington, D.C. to Georgetown University Hospital where he was the founder of the Georgetown Transplant Institute which has become the largest and most comprehensive transplant program in the Mid-Atlantic. He served in this role until 2009 when he assumed the position of Chairman of the Department of Surgery. . His honors include the Faculty Teaching Award at Georgetown University Hospital, The Abe Pollin –Washington Wizards Community Service Award, The Crystal Teaching Award from the SNMA and the Omega Century Award of Excellence in Science and Medicine by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation, the United Network of Organ Sharing, Georgetown University Hospital, the Society of University Surgeons and is on the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons.