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Andrea A. Zachary, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Dr. Zachary is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and a former Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Immunology Division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to her tenure at JHU, Dr. Zachary held positions as Director of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Chief of the Transplantation Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Zachary was involved in the development of the desensitization protocol used by the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, has identified factors affecting the application and effectiveness of desensitization, wrote the algorithm for the calculated panel reactive antibody (CPRA) used by UNOS, and together with other members of the laboratory, developed a method of quantifying and isolating HLA-specific B cells by labeling them with HLA tetramers. She was one of the founders of the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation Histocompatibility Specialist course and was a member of the course faculty for more than 30 years. Although retired from JHU, Dr. Zachary is continuing her involvement in transplantation immunology through data analysis, publication of scientific papers, mentorship, and consulting work. Dr. Zachary is a past president of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, served two terms on the Board of Directors of UNOS, was a member of the program committee for the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Organ Donation, and is a member of the International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Council. She has received the Distinguished Scientist, Distinguished Service, and Rose Payne Awards from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and the Professional Achievement Award from the Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Zachary's publications: PubMed database