Dr Tatsuya Kin earned his MD degree at the Nara Medical University, Japan in 1988. After he completed a general surgery residency, he received PhD in experimental surgery with a focus on islet cell transplantation. In 1998 he joined clinical islet transplantation team at the University of Alberta, Canada. Since then, he has been actively involved in more than 2,000 human islet isolations and 600 islet transplantations at the University of Alberta, with his solid medical knowledge and advanced surgical skills. His vast experience in volume of clinical islet isolations is almost unprecedented. Dr Kin has proven himself to be a capable leader of the technical team, an innovative scientist, and is an integral member of the clinical team.