Dr. Vitin graduated cum laude from Kharkov State Medical University in 1981 (MD). He did his residency in surgery and worked as a surgeon, then as a research fellow. Dr. Vitin obtained his Ph.D. on extracorporeal detoxication in End stage Liver Disease patients. Currently he is working as an attending anesthesiologist, faculty and an associate professor at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Since 2014, he is UNOS-appointed Director of Transplant Anesthesia. His main area of expertise and research interests are anesthesia and perioperative care for solid organ transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine and combinations).