Distinguished Alumnus David Laskow, LC’77, Established Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

Dr. David A. LaskowDavid A. Laskow, a 1977 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers University, has been Chairman of the Surgery Department at St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2017.

In 2002, the Livingston Alumni Association of Rutgers University honored Dr. Laskow as a Distinguished Alumnus. He is also a 1981 graduate of Rutgers Medical School, now known as Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS).

He previously was Chief of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Associate Professor of Surgery at RWJMS. 

Dr. Laskow arrived at RWJUH in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to established a kidney and pancreas transplant program there. In 2007 Dr. Laskow spoke with The Star-Ledger about his career and his own heart transplant after he suffered a heart attack in 2005.

Prior to joining RWJUH, Dr. Laskow was the Director of the Division of Transplantation at Allegheny University Hospital-Hahnemann Division. His experience also includes appointments at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Laskow is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Physicians, and the Association for Academic Surgery. He has conducted 14 innovative clinical trials advancing the art and science of kidney transplantation, and has been published in more than 40 peer-reviewed journals and books.

Dr. Laskow resides with his wife, Mary, in Middlesex County, New Jersey. They have two adult daughters.