Kenneth Andreoni

Kenneth Andreoni, MD

Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-GEN-TRANSPLANT
Business Phone: (352) 265-0606

About Kenneth Andreoni

Kenneth Andreoni, MD, is a professor in the division of transplantation and heptobiliary surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Andreoni earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency training at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995. He also completed a gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and a transplant immunology research fellowship, followed by a clinical transplantation fellowship with the division of abdominal transplantation at The Ohio State University. 

He is past president (2013-2014) of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nonprofit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. He is past chair of the Kidney Committee, founding chair of the Kidney Paired Donation project, a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Andreoni is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. His clinical interests include kidney, pancreas and liver transplant services in both adults and children, as well as public policy in organ transplantation.

Dr. Andreoni was listed in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Best Doctors in America by Columbus Monthly Magazine and as a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report in October 2012. He also was listed in Business North Carolina Best Doctors 2006 through 2008.

Accomplishments

Best Doctors in America
2011 · December 2011 Issue of Columbus Monthly Magazine Physician Roundtable, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Biographical Candidate
2011 · Cambridge Who's Who Registry among Executives and Professionals in the field of Research, Medicine and Healthcare
Best Doctors in America
2010 · December 2010 Issue of Columbus Monthly Magazine.
Best Doctors, Subject: Transplantation
2008 · Business Ohio
Business North Carolina: Best Doctors
2007 · North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Elected Associate Councilor, UNOS Region 11
2007 · United Network for Organ Sharing. Subject: Transplantation, Government Regulation
Organ Donation Medal of Honor
2006 · Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Subject: Solid Organ Donation

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver disease
  • Liver transplant
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Transplant services

Publications

2021
Allocating/Rationing Organs for Transplant: Filling More Life Rafts vs Rearranging the Deck Chairs.
JAMA surgery. [DOI] 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.1496. [PMID] 34037682.
2021
Racial differences in renal transplantation: How do we bridge the gap?
Surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2021.02.030. [PMID] 33810852.
2021
Racial Disparity in Liver Transplantation Listing.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 232(4):526-534 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.12.021. [PMID] 33444709.
2021
Simultaneous catheter removal and reinsertion, is it acceptable in M. abscessus exit site infection?
CEN case reports. [DOI] 10.1007/s13730-021-00593-y. [PMID] 33728600.
2021
The demise of islet allotransplantation in the United States: A call for an urgent regulatory update.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 21(4):1365-1375 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16397. [PMID] 33251712.
2020
Are we ready for truly disruptive positive change?
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 20(8) [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.15926. [PMID] 32304176.
2020
Now is the time for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to change regulatory policy to effectively increase transplantation in the United States; Carpe Diem.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 20(8):2026-2029 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.15759. [PMID] 31883214.
2019
Living Donor Nephrectomy: Is It as Safe as It Can Be? Analysis of Living Donor Deaths in the United States.
Journal of patient safety. 15(4):274-281 [DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000610. [PMID] 31765330.
2019
Oxygenated Preservation Solutions for Organ Preservation.
Transplantation. 103(2):233-234 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000002531. [PMID] 30422951.
2019
Time for reform in transplant program-specific reporting: AST/ASTS transplant metrics taskforce.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 19(7):1888-1895 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.15394. [PMID] 31012525.
2018
Expanding clarity or confusion? Volatility of the 5-tier ratings assessing quality of transplant centers in the United States
American Journal of Transplantation. 1494-1501 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.14659. [PMID] 29316241.
2018
Expanding clarity or confusion? Volatility of the 5-tier ratings assessing quality of transplant centers in the United States.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 18(6):1494-1501 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.14659. [PMID] 29316241.
2018
Review: The Perioperative Use of Thromboelastography for Liver Transplant Patients.
Transplantation proceedings. 50(10):3552-3558 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.07.032. [PMID] 30577236.
2017
C1q Test for Identification of Sensitized Liver Recipients at Risk of Early Acute Antibody-Mediated Rejection.
Annals of transplantation. 22:518-523 [PMID] 28839122.
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2017
Evaluation of Flagging Criteria of United States Kidney Transplant Center Performance: How to Best Define Outliers?
Transplantation. 101(6):1373-1380 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000001373. [PMID] 27482960.
2017
Evaluation of Flagging Criteria of United States Kidney Transplant Center Performance: How to Best Define Outliers?
. 101(6):1373-1380
2017
Inequity in Organ Allocation for Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation: Rationale for Uncapping the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease
. 67(3):517-525 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.04.022..
2017
Inequity in organ allocation for patients awaiting liver transplantation: Rationale for uncapping the model for end-stage liver disease.
Journal of hepatology. 67(3):517-525 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.04.022. [PMID] 28483678.
2017
Why do we have the kidney allocation system we have today? A history of the 2014 kidney allocation system.
Human immunology. 78(1):4-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.humimm.2016.08.008. [PMID] 27554430.
2016
Kidney Transplant Readmissions: It Takes a Village to Keep This Patient Out of the Hospital!
Transplantation. 100(5):973-4 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000001090. [PMID] 26863476.
2015
Asts Business Practice and Legislative Seminar
American Journal of Transplantation. 15(1, SI)
2015
Rethinking the advantage of zero-HLA mismatches in unrelated living donor kidney transplantation: implications on kidney paired donation.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 28(4):401-9 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.12495. [PMID] 25440520.
2015
Survival With Dialysis Versus Kidney Transplantation in Adult Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Patients: A Fifteen-Year Study of the Waiting List.
Transplantation. 99(12):2608-16 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000000784. [PMID] 26050014.
2014
Association of Serum Mycophenolic Acid (Mpa) Levels and Mycophenolic Acid (Mmf) Dose With Bk Viremia Post Kidney Transplantation (Kt).
American Journal of Transplantation. 14(3)
2014
Effect of different tacrolimus levels on early outcomes after kidney transplantation.
Annals of transplantation. 19:68-75 [DOI] 10.12659/AOT.889858. [PMID] 24509826.
2014
Outcome of kidney transplants for adults with hemolytic uremic syndrome in the U.S.: a ten-year database analysis.
Annals of transplantation. 19:353-61 [DOI] 10.12659/AOT.890682. [PMID] 25042028.
2014
The risk of recurrent IgA nephropathy in a steroid-free protocol and other modifying immunosuppression.
Clinical transplantation. 28(8):845-54 [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.12389. [PMID] 24869763.
2014
Whose kidney is it anyway? The complexities of sharing deceased donor kidneys.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 14(10):2204-5 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.12865. [PMID] 25220132.
2013
Age-related kidney transplant outcomes: health disparities amplified in adolescence.
JAMA internal medicine. 173(16):1524-32 [PMID] 23896628.
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2013
Allocation: the Rules of the Game
American Journal of Transplantation. 13
2013
An Early Look At Transplant Outcomes From the Optn Kpd Pilot Program: Comparing Cold Times and Dgf Rates With Other Living and Deceased Donor Transplants.
American Journal of Transplantation. 13:135-136
2013
Effects of Various Therapeutic Levels of Tacrolimus On Early Post Transplant Outcomes.
American Journal of Transplantation. 13
2013
Extended Criteria Donor (Ecd) Renal Allograft Use in Older Recipients in a Short Wait Time Center: Is There An Advantage?
American Journal of Transplantation. 13:157-158
2013
Impact of post-kidney transplant parathyroidectomy on allograft function.
Clin Transplant. 27(3):397-402
2013
Impact of post-kidney transplant parathyroidectomy on allograft function.
Clinical transplantation. 27(3):397-402 [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.12099. [PMID] 23448282.
2013
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (Optn) Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (Kpdpp): Review of Current Results.
American Journal of Transplantation. 13
2013
Tuning the Optn’s Kpd Optimization Algorithm To Incentivize Centers To Enter Their “Easy-To-Match” Pairs.
American Journal of Transplantation. 13
2012
Cardiac stress test as a risk-stratification tool for posttransplant cardiac outcomes in diabetic kidney transplant recipients.
Transplantation. 94(12):1224-9 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e31827147d8. [PMID] 23263447.
2012
Simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation summit: current state and future directions.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 12(11):2901-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04190.x. [PMID] 22822723.
2012
Sinusoidal C4d deposits in liver allografts indicate an antibody-mediated response: diagnostic considerations in the evaluation of liver allografts.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 18(6):641-58 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.23403. [PMID] 22298469.
2011
Alemtuzumab induction in renal transplantation.
The New England journal of medicine. 364(20):1909-19 [DOI] 10.1056/NEJMoa1009546. [PMID] 21591943.
2011
Complement component 4d immunohistochemistry in the assessment of liver allograft biopsy samples: applications and pitfalls.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 17(11):1366-7; author reply 1368 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.22399. [PMID] 21837736.
2011
Donor-transmitted adenovirus infection causing kidney allograft nephritis and graft loss.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 13(2):168-73 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2010.00572.x. [PMID] 20854282.
2011
Limitations of rituximab/IVIg desensitization protocol in kidney transplantation; is this better than a tincture of time?
Annals of transplantation. 16(2):19-25 [PMID] 21716181.
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2011
Liver allograft antibody-mediated rejection with demonstration of sinusoidal C4d staining and circulating donor-specific antibodies.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 17(4):357-68 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.22233. [PMID] 21445918.
2011
No strings attached: good intentions and unintended consequences in promoting kidney donation.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 58(1):A20-2 [DOI] 10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.04.001. [PMID] 21530037.
2011
Twenty-five year evolution of kidney transplantation at the Ohio State University.
Clinical transplants. 91-8 [PMID] 22755405.
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2010
“Live kidney donors live longer” and would you like to buy part of a bridge in Brooklyn?
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 145(7):701-2 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2010.109. [PMID] 20644135.
2010
Educating kidney transplant professionals and candidates may improve utilization, allocation efficiency and lifetime survival.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 10(4):711-712 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03048.x. [PMID] 20420636.
2010
Long-term survival after 67 hours of anhepatic state due to primary liver allograft nonfunction.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 16(12):1428-33 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.22166. [PMID] 21117253.
2010
The high-risk recipient: the Eighth Annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons’ State-of-the-Art Winter Symposium.
Clinical transplantation. 24(1):23-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2009.01156.x. [PMID] 19919609.
2009
A comprehensive risk quantification score for deceased donor kidneys: the kidney donor risk index.
Transplantation. 88(2):231-6 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181ac620b. [PMID] 19623019.
2009
Presence of urinary Haufen accurately predicts polyomavirus nephropathy.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 20(2):416-27 [DOI] 10.1681/ASN.2008010117. [PMID] 19158358.
2009
Prospective observational study of sirolimus as primary immunosuppression after renal transplantation.
Transplantation. 88(8):1010-8 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181b9d0da. [PMID] 19855247.
2009
Screening for portopulmonary hypertension with transthoracic echocardiography: implications for early mortality associated with liver transplantation.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 180(4):378; author reply 378-9 [PMID] 19661254.
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2008
Inflammatory cells in renal allografts.
Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library. 13:6202-13 [PMID] 18508654.
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2007
Experience with low-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis in adult liver transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 39(10):3266-70 [PMID] 18089368.
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2007
Kidney and pancreas transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 7(5 Pt 2):1359-75 [PMID] 17428285.
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2007
Peri-operative considerations during biliary exploration and reconstruction: report of delayed biliary obstruction by a bullet.
The Journal of trauma. 63(5):E116-8 [PMID] 17993936.
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2007
The classification and treatment of antibody-mediated renal allograft injury: where do we stand?
Kidney international. 71(1):7-11 [PMID] 17167504.
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2006
Isolated donor specific alloantibody-mediated rejection after ABO compatible liver transplantation.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 6(12):3022-9 [PMID] 17061997.
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2005
[In vitro evidence for pancreatic lineage: Ngn3 positive cells are endocrine progenitors derived from cultured islets].
Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]. 43(1):42-5 [PMID] 15774173.
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2005
Inhibition of human cytomegalovirus signaling and replication by the immunosuppressant FK778.
Antiviral research. 65(1):1-12 [PMID] 15652966.
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2005
Survival of liver transplant candidates with acute renal failure receiving renal replacement therapy.
Kidney international. 68(1):362-70 [PMID] 15954928.
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2004
A model utilizing adult murine stem cells for creation of personalized islets for transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 36(4):1188-90 [PMID] 15194412.
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2004
Liver transplantation 27 years after bone marrow transplantation from the same living donor.
The New England journal of medicine. 350(25):2624-5 [PMID] 15201426.
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2004
The differential effect of race among pediatric kidney transplant recipients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 43(6):1082-90 [PMID] 15168389.
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2003
[Pruriginous and purpuric eruption].
Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie. 130(1 Pt 1):61-2 [PMID] 12605163.
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2003
Preexisting crescentic glomerulonephritis in the renal allograft.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 42(5):E20-6 [PMID] 14582075.
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2003
Terminal ileitis secondary to Mycobacterium gordonae in a renal transplant.
Transplantation. 75(4):574-5 [PMID] 12605136.
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2002
Delayed neuropsychologic dysfunction after liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a matched, case-controlled study.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 8(10):932-6 [PMID] 12360436.
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2002
Human cytomegalovirus hyperimmune globulin not only neutralizes HCMV infectivity, but also inhibits HCMV-induced intracellular NF-kappaB, Sp1, and PI3-K signaling pathways.
Journal of medical virology. 67(1):33-40 [PMID] 11920815.
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2002
Incidence of donor renal fibromuscular dysplasia: does it justify routine angiography?
Transplantation. 73(7):1112-6 [PMID] 11965042.
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2002
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair in liver transplant and other immunosuppressed patients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2(4):349-54 [PMID] 12118857.
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2002
Late post-transplant anemia in adult renal transplant recipients. An under-recognized problem?
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2(5):429-35 [PMID] 12123208.
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2002
Metastatic leiomyosarcoma mimicking polycystic liver disease.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 8(12):1192-4 [PMID] 12474160.
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2002
Successful renal transplant outcome after intravenous gamma-globulin treatment of a highly sensitized pediatric recipient.
Pediatric transplantation. 6(2):161-5 [PMID] 12000474.
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2002
Tacrolimus dosing requirements and concentrations in adult living donor liver transplant recipients.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 8(3):219-23 [PMID] 11910566.
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2002
Tacrolimus-induced pain syndrome in a pediatric orthotopic liver transplant patient.
Pediatric transplantation. 6(5):435-8 [PMID] 12390434.
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2001
Human CMV-IGIV (CytoGam) neutralizes human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infectivity and prevents intracellular signal transduction after HCMV exposure.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 3 Suppl 2:25-30 [PMID] 11926746.
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2001
Technique of right laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: a single center experience.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 1(3):293-5 [PMID] 12102265.
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2000
Effects of arousal and sleep state on systemic and pulmonary hemodynamics in obstructive apnea.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 88(3):1084-92 [PMID] 10710407.
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2000
Neural and local effects of hypoxia on cardiovascular responses to obstructive apnea.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 88(3):1093-102 [PMID] 10710408.
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1999
Ethane: a marker of lipid peroxidation during cardiopulmonary bypass in humans.
Free radical biology & medicine. 26(3-4):439-45 [PMID] 9895236.
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1999
Increased incidence of gastrointestinal surgical complications in renal transplant recipients with polycystic kidney disease.
Transplantation. 67(2):262-6 [PMID] 10075591.
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1997
Systemic and pulmonary hemodynamic responses to normal and obstructed breathing during sleep.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 83(5):1671-80 [PMID] 9375338.
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1995
Distinct behavior of portal venous and arterial vascular waterfalls in porcine liver.
Journal of critical care. 10(3):104-14 [PMID] 7496447.
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1994
Hepatic and renal blood flow responses to a clinical dose of intravenous cyclosporine in the pig.
Immunopharmacology. 28(2):87-94 [PMID] 8002291.
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1994
Induction of heat-shock gene expression in postischemic pig liver depends on superoxide generation.
Gastroenterology. 106(1):177-84 [PMID] 8276180.
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1994
Visceral lipid peroxidation occurs at reperfusion after supraceliac aortic cross-clamping.
Journal of vascular surgery. 19(3):473-7 [PMID] 8126860.
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1992
Breath ethane: a specific indicator of free-radical-mediated lipid peroxidation following reperfusion of the ischemic liver.
Free radical biology & medicine. 13(5):509-15 [PMID] 1459476.
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1991
Free radical ablation for the prevention of post-ischemic renal failure following renal transplantation.
Klinische Wochenschrift. 69(21-23):1083-94 [PMID] 1798284.
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Education

Fellowship – Clinical Transplantation
1998 · Division of Abdominal Transplantation, The Ohio State University
Fellowship and Assistant Chief of Service – Gastrointestinal Surgery
1996 · Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Chief Resident – Surgery
1995 · Johns Hopkins University
Residency – Surgery
1994 · Johns Hopkins University
Research Fellowship – Transplant Immunology
1992 · Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Residency – Surgery
1990 · Johns Hopkins University
Internship – Surgery
1989 · Johns Hopkins University
Medical Degree
1988 · Yale University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Sciences – Biology
1984 · Georgetown University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2018
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2021
GMS6140 Principles of Immunology

Contact Details

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