Dr. Diego Cantarovich was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He graduated in Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires and completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the University Hospital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France. Dr. Cantarovich is Professor of Medical Sciences, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon. He completed a PhD in Immunology in Nantes with main interest on islet xenotransplantation. He is a University Hospital Practioner at the Transplantation Institute in Nantes since 1986 were he founded the pancreas and the islet transplant programs. He is a founder member of IPITA and Chairman of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Registry since 2020. His main clinical research focuses on pancreas and islet transplantation, and immunosuppression strategies and steroid avoidance in kidney and pancreas/kidney transplantation.