Dr. Keown received his training in medicine, immunobiology and transplantation at the universities of Manchester, Paris and Western Ontario, his research doctorates in medicine and science from the University of Manchester, and his MBA from Simon Fraser University. His research interests focus particularly on the immune response in transplantation and autoimmune disease, and extend from molecular genetics to healthcare economics. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and has served as Executive Director of the BC Transplantation Program, Director of Immunology, Head of the Division of Nephrology, President of the Canadian Transplantation Society, Member of Council and President of the XXIII International Congress of the Transplantation Society.