Roman Hitchev, MD, MPH
VP and Chief Science Office
Roman Hitchev, M.D., MPH, is Vice President & Chief Science Officer for the American Association of Tissue Banks. Dr. Hitchev has more than 20 years of tissue banking and procurement experience. Prior to joining AATB, Dr. Hitchev served as president and chief medical officer for Tissue Bank Osteocentre BG (OCBG), a tissue procurement organization licensed in Europe under EU Dir. 2004/23/EC. Prior to this position, Dr. Hitchev was vice president international of Osteotech Inc. (OSTE, now Medtronic) and president of Osteotech’s European subsidiary. Dr. Hitchev also served as executive director with Lions Eye and Tissue Bank and Research Foundation (Lions of Distirt 22-C) and organ procurement coordinator with the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium.