Welcome to our list of WIT mentors.  The mentors are shown by TTS region (i.e., Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, North America and finally Oceania).


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Milagros (Millie) Samaniego, MD

Dr. Milagros (Millie) Samaniego received her M.D. degree from the University of Panama. She was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where she served as Chief Resident from 1993-1994. In 1994, Dr. Samaniego started post-doctoral training in Nephrology and Immunopathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Following her fellowship, she joined the faculty of the Divisions of Nephrology and Immunopathology rising through the ranks from Research Associate to Assistant Professor. In 2004, Dr. Samaniego moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and joined the Section of Nephrology as an Associate Professor and Transplant Physician.

In 2009, Dr. Samaniego joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School, where she is the Medical Director of the Kidney and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program, and the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Instructional (tenure) track.

Dr. Samaniego’s clinical and research interests focus on experimental and clinical antibody-mediated rejection, desensitization protocols and the care of highly sensitized patients.
During her fellowship, Dr. Samaniego received the ASTP-Sandoz Fellowship Award in Transplantation in addition to grant support from the Maryland Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. Until 2006, she was supported by a Scientist-Development Grant of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Samaniego is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Transplantation, has served on the Basic Science, Education and the Women’s Health Committees of the American Society of Transplantation. She has also participated as lecturer and Chair of the AST Fellows Symposium, and has been an abstract reviewer for the American Congress of Transplantation for the past 12 years.