OBM Transplantation (ISSN 2577-5820) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc., which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation, including: transplantation procedures and the maintenance of transplanted tissues or organs; assimilation of grafted tissue and the reconstitution of removed organs or parts of organs; transplantation of heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreatic islets and bone marrow, etc. Areas related to clinical and experimental transplantation are also of interest.

OBM Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication, and we aim at serving the international transplant community with high accessibility as well as relevant and high quality content.

We welcome original clinical studies as well as basic science, reviews, short reports/rapid communications, case reports, opinions, technical notes, book reviews as well as letters to the editor. 


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.4 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Editorial Board (72)


Haval Shirwan, PhD, Professor (Biography)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Division of Pediatric Research, Associate Director, Immunomodulation and Regenerative Medicine Pillar, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

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Research Interests: immunomodulation; transplantation immunology/tolerance; type 1 diabetes prevention/treatment; cancer immunoprevention / immunotherapy

Editorial Board Members

Laith Abualigah

Al al-Bayt University - Jordan

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Research Interests: Optimization and datamining

René Adam, MD, PhD

Professor and Head Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cancer and Transplantation, Director Research Team INSERM U 935, Chair European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR), President of the Association de Chirurgie Hépato-Bilio-Pancreatique et Transplantation (ACHBT), Chairman of the Board of Research of IHPBA, Centre Hepato-Biliaire, Hopital Paul-Brousse, 12 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94804 Villejuif, France

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Research Interests: Surgery of the liver; biliary tract and pancreas; hepatic transplantation; liver diseases; hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatobiliary surgery; liver transplantation

Gian Luigi Adani, MD

Department of Surgery and Transplantation Unit, University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy

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Research Interests: liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma; liver surgery; transplant surgery; organ transplantation

Kamyar Afshar, DO

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA

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Research Interests: evaluation and management of lung transplantation; alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency/copd and advanced stages management; sarcoidosis; lymphangioleiomyomatosis and interstitial lung disease management; phenotypic variance in cystic fibrosis
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue: Lung Transplant

Nobuhisa Akamatsu, MD

Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

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Research Interests: Liver Transplantation

Mobil Akhmedov, MD, PhD

P.A. Hertzen Moscow Oncology Research Institute


Research Interests: Bone marrow transplantation; Hematological malignancies

Giovanni Ambrosino, MD

Professor and Chief of General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Gruppo Malzoni NEUROMED IRCCS, Avellino, Italy

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Research Interests: oncology; surgery; genetic engineering; laparoscopic surgery, etc

Luca S. Belli, MD

Dep of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

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Research Interests: Liver transplantation; ACLF; Alcoholic hepatitis

Anastasiia V. Bondarenko, PhD, MD, DSc, Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Infectious and Rare Diseases, European Medical School, International European University, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Research Interests: Primary immunodeficiencies; mucosal immunology; infectious immunology; pediatric infectious diseases; immunity; immunology of infectious diseases; vaccines and immunoprophylaxis; rare diseases; hereditary angioedema

Luca Brazzi, MD, PhD

Professor, Chief, Director, Department of Surgical Science, University of Turin, University Hospital Città della Salute e della Scienza, Corso Dogliotti 14, 10126 Turin, Italy

Tel.: +39.011.6334001

Fax: +30.011.6960448

Mobile: +39.335.1328354

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Research Interest: Anaesthesiology; transplant anaesthesiology; ICU; anaesthetics; preservation of donor organs

Phillip C. Camp, Jr, MD

Director of Lung Transplant Program, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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Research Interests: lung transplantation; heart transplantation; mechanical support system; pneumothorax; pulmonary sarcoidosis; transplant immunology

Kun-Ming Chan, MD, Associate Professor

Chang Gung Transplantation Institute, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Stem cell; Oncology; Immunology; Surgery; Transplantation

Thomas R. Chauncey, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Marrow Transplant Unit, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, MTU (111), 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, 98108 WA, USA

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Research Interests: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; Leukemia

Waldo Concepcion, FACS, MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

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Research Interests: pediatric kidney transplantation; pediatric liver transplantation; adult liver transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery

Sanjeet Dadwal

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, City of Hope, Duarte, CA USA

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Research Interests: Understanding the mechanics of infections and finding new ways to control them

Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Texas at Houston, Health Sciences Center, 6431 Fannin, MSB 6.240, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Tel.: (713) 500-7401 (O); (713) 500-0875 (F)

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Research Interests: liver transplantation; kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; dialysis access surgery; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue: Current State of Evaluation and Management of Infectious Conditions in Liver Transplant Candidates and Recipients

Chirag S. Desai, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program, Director, Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 4024 Burnett Womack Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

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Research Interests: Liver transplantation; Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation; Liver and pancreatobiliary disorders; Chronic pancreatitis; Autologous islet cell transplantation
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Liver Tumors and Liver Transplantation

Antoine Durrbach, MD, PhD

INSERM UMR1186, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France

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Research Interests: Transplantation; Kidney transplantation; Kidney; Organ transplantation; Transplant immunology; Liver transplantation; Dialysis; Transplant medicine; Hemodialysis; Transplants

Yong Fan, PhD, Professor

Institute of Cellular Therapeutics, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Research Interests: Insulin; Diabetes; Insulin Resistance; Autoimmunity; Pharmacology; Biochemistry; Geneticss

Raheleh Farahzadi, PhD, Assistant professor

Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Research Interests: Stem cell biology; Mesenchymal stem cell; Hematopoietic stem cell; Cancer stem cell; Stem cell therapy and Regenerative medicine; Stem cell differentiation; Signaling pathway, Molecular pathway in stem cell aging and differentiation, and Stem cell and leukemia

Ezzatollah Fathi, PhD, DVM, DVSc, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

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Research Interests: Stem cell therapy; Stem cell biology; Cellular signaling pathways; Multi lineage differentiation of stem cells

Alberto Ferrarese, Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy


Research Interests: Cirrhosis; portal hypertensio; spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; liver transplantation; immunosuppression

Rainer Ganschow, PhD, Professor

Universität Bonn, Germany

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Research Interests: Transplant immunology; Pediatric hepatology; Pediatric liver transplantation

Dimitrios Giakoustidis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery and Transplantation, Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Aristotle University, Hippokration General Hospital Thessaloniki, Greece

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Research Interests: surgical oncology; liver surgery; liver transplantation; pancreatic cancer; hcc and hcc signaling, etc
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue: Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Worldwide Evolution and Unmet Need

Giuseppe Giannaccare, MD, PhD, FEBOphth, FWCRS, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy

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Research Interests: Dry eye; Meibomian gland dysfunction; Ocular graft versus-host disease; Keratoconus; Corneal transplantation; Immunological graft rejection

Stefano Gitto, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine and Liver Unit, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital Careggi, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

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Research Interests: Liver transplantation; Cirrhosis; Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; Alcoholic liver disease; Viral hepatitis; Hepatocellular carcinoma

Jay A. Graham, MD, Associate Professor

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

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Research Interests: Identifying and addressing disparity issues in transplantation

Jeffrey B. Halldorson, MD

Associate Professor of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, 9300 Campus Point Drive #7745, CA La Jolla 92037, USA

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Research Interests: kidney transplantation; liver transplantation; pancreas transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery

Amir Ali Hamidieh, MD, Professor

Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Department, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Research Interests: Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant; Oncology; Hematology

Amelia Judith Hessheimer, PhD

Specialist in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery & Transplantation, General & Digestive Surgery Service, Hospital Universitario La Paz


Research Interests:

Clinical: Liver transplant; Pancreas transplant; Multiorgan transplant; Donation after circulatory determination of death (DCD); in situ & ex situ perfusion preservation; Minimally invasive approaches to hepatobiliary surgery; Cost analyses;

Translantational research: Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury; Liver regeneration; "small-for-size" liver injury

Taizo Hibi, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Transplantation/Pediatric Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1-1-1, Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, Japan
Tel.: +81-96-373-5616
Fax: +81-96-373-5783


Research Interests: Surgical oncology; hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; living donor liver transplantation; abdominal organ transplantation

Hossein Hosseinkhani, PhD

Biomedical Engineer Professor, Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix HT, Inc., New York, NY, USA

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Research Interests: Biomedical engineering; Biosensors; Drug delivery systems; Nanotechnology; Stem cells; Regenerative medicine

Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD, Associated Professor

University of Toyama

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Research Interests: Heart failure, Mechanical circulatory support; Heart transplantation

Ilhan Inci, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, University of Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland

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Research Interests: Lung transplantation; Thoracic oncology; Infectious lung diseases

Andres Jaramillo, PhD

Associate Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, 85054, USA

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Research Interests: histocompatibility; immunogenetics; transplant immunology; cancer immunology

Wayel Jassem, MD, PhD

Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, SW4 9SQ, London, UK

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Research Interests: ischaema / reperfusion injury in liver transplantation
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Optimisation of Extended Criteria Donor Livers Using Machine Perfusion Technology

Ju-Seop Kang, Professor

Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea

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Research Interests: Clinical trials; New drug development; Drug/drug(food) interaction; Pharmacokinetics

Mureo Kasahara, MD, PhD

Professor, Director, Organ Transplantation Center, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3416-0181
Fax: +81-3-3416-2222

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Research Interests: Liver diseases; liver; kidney transplantation; transplantation; liver transplantation; liver surgery; pediatric organ transplantation; liver diseases and immunology; transplant immunology; transplant medicine; transplant surgery

Tatsuya Kin, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Islet Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, 112 Street & 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada

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Research Interests: Islet isolation; islet transplantation; organ preservation; organ donation; cell therapy; cell culture; transplantation; pancreas; diabetes

Malgorzata Kloc, Professor, PhD

1: Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA

2: Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA

3: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Genetics, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA

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Research Interests: Role of structural RNA in the organization of cellular cytoskeleton; Germ cells, development, germ cell fate; Role of macrophages; actin cytoskeleton and RhoA pathway in chronic rejection of transplanted organs; Mechanotransduction effects on actin cytoskeleton, RhoA pathway, and macrophages

Longshan Liu, Associate Professor of Surgery

The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University


Research Interests: Pediatric kidney transplantation; Transplant immunology; Transplant tolerance; Antibody mediated rejection; Mesenchymal stem cell therapy

Xunrong Luo, PhD, Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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Research Interests: the induction and mechanisms of transplantation tolerance

Maricar Malinis, MD FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery (Transplant), Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA;

Department of Surgery (Transplant), Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Tel.: 203 785 3561

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Research Interests: Aging; CMV; fungal infections; immunocompromised host; transplant infectious diseases

Haresh Mani, MD

Vice Chair, Dept. of Pathology, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA

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Research Interests: Lung pathology; Renal pathology

Tommaso Maria Manzia, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplant Unit, Tor Vergata Hospital, Tor Vergata University of Rome, 81, Viale Oxford, 00133 Rome, Italy

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Research Interests:  Infectious diseases; Gastroenterology and hepatology; HPB and transplantation; Living donor kidney transplantation; Laparoscopic liver surgery

Malek G. Massad, FACS, MD, FCCP

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S. Wood St, CSB 417 (MC 958), Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA

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Research Interests: heart and lung preservation and ischemia reperfusion injury, coronary and structural valvular heart diseases and their surgical management and in lung cancer and its early detection

Sangil Min, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03080, South Korea

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Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Varicose veins; Aneurysm; Arterial occlusion; Abdominal/lower limb artery disease; Thrombosis; Carotid artery stenosis; Dialysis approach

Mohammed Moghadasian, PhD

Professor of Nutrition, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Research Interests: Diet; lipoprotein metabolism; coronary artery disease; diet-drug interaction; diets and transplantation

Paolo Muiesan

Professor of HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation, Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth & Birmingham Children's Hospitals, Mindelsonway, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 121 627 2418

Mobile: +44 (0) 785 219 1002

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Research Interests: Adult and paediatric liver transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; liver tumors; general surgery; vascular surgery; laparoscopic liver surgery; liver resections for cholangiocarcinoma; parenchymal sparing central resections; ALPPS and ex-vivo resections

Masaki Nagaya, MD, PhD, Professor

Meiji University International Institute for Bio-ResourceResearch, Meijj University, kawasaki 214-8571, Japan

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Research Interests: Swine; Islets of Langerhans; Liver; Hepatocytes; Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell

Nandini Nair, FACC, FACP, FSVM, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology - Adv HF/MCS/Transplant Cardiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA

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Research Interests: antibody mediated rejection; cardiac allograft vasculopathy; role of VADS in diastolic dysfunction; molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure and developing diagnostics and therapeutics
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue : Allograft Vasculopathy
Special Issue : Optimisation of Extended Criteria Donor Livers Using Machine Perfusion Technology

Alessandro Palleschi, MD, Assistant Professor

1: Medical doctor, thoracic surgeon at Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan

2: Assistant professor, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation of University of Milan

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Research Interests: Lung transplantation: microRNA, donation after cardiac death, diaphragm, functional imaging

Steven Potter, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery and Urology, Director, Pancreas Transplantation, Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Chair, ASTS Legislative and Regulatory Committee, Chair, ASTS Surgical Policy Assessment Committee


Research Interests: renal transplantation; pancreas transplantation; living kidney donation; transplant immunosuppression; urology; urologic oncology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Peril and Promise: The Present and Future of Kidney Transplantation

Joseph Prandota, MD, PhD, Emeritus Full Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Pharmacology

Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

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Research Interests: T. gondii infection; Molecular pathophysiology; Headaches; Neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases; Unexplained liver diseases, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Raynaud's phenomenon; Therapeutics

Carlo Pulitano, PhD, Associate Professor

University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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Research Interests: Liver transplant; ex-vivo technology; Cholangiocarcinoma; HPB surgery

Rajalingam Raja, PhD., F(ACHI), FRCP, Professor of Clinical Surgery &Director of Immunogenetics and Transplantation L

Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco

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Research Interests:
(i) identifying the most unfavorable HLA mismatches and acceptable donor-specific HLA antibodies to define functional histocompatibility. This helps us to increase the successful transplantation in super-sensitized patients;
(ii) understanding the functional polymorphism of immunity-related genes (e.g., HLA, KIR, KLR, FCGR) in human populations and their impact on infections, tumor transformation, autoimmune diseases, pregnancy success, and therapeutic solid-organ and bone-marrow transplant outcomes.

Gina R. Rayat, PhD, Professor

Department of Surgery, Ray Rajotte Surgical-Medical Research Institute, Alberta Diabetes Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Research Interests: Islet transplantation; Xenotransplantation; Transplant immunology; Tolerance induction; Gastric cancer; Organoids; Patient derived xenografts

Simon C. Robson, ChB, FRCP, MB, PhD

Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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Research Interests: gastroenterology; inflammatory bowel disease; liver diseases and immunology; cirrhosis; liver cirrhosis

Maurizio Salvadori, MD

Professor, Department of Renal Transplantation, Careggi University Hospital, viale Pieraccini 18, 50139 Florence, Italy

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Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; transplantation; clinical nephrology; chronic renal failure; immunology; infectious diseases; antibody-mediated rejection

Suleman Sarwar, Associate Professor

College of Business, University of Jeddah

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Research Interests: Economics; Environmental economics; Energy economics; Finance; Financial economics

Peter Schemmer, MD, PhD, Professor

Visceral Surgery Bern & Pancreas Clinic Switzerland & Liver Clinic Switzerland, Hirslanden Hospital Beau-Site, Schänzlihalde 1, CH-3013 Bern, Switzerland

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Research Interests: Ischemia/reperfusion injury; Organ transplantation; Primary and metastatic liver cancer; Regeneration/stem cells; Surgical technique

Nidhi Sharma, PhD, MS

Division of Hematology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA


Research Interest: Graft vs host disease (GVHD); allogenic stem cell transplantation; autologous stem cell transplantation; stem cell transplantation

Khan Sharun, PhD

Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Research Interests: Veterinary surgery; Wildlife; Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation; Regenerative medicine; Obstetrical pathology; Clinical parasitology; Infectious disease

Douglas P. Slakey, MD, Professor, Chief of Surgical Services

CMC, Advocate Aurora Health, 4400 West 95th Street, Suite 413, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

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Research Interests: General Surgery; Kidney Transplant; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Transplantation; Patient Safety and Value

Yasuhiko Sugawara, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, and Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan

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Research Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery; liver transplantation

Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Digestive and General Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan

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Research Interests: Liver, pancreas and biliary surgery

Zhenya Tang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Hematopathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA

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Research Interests: Clinical cytogenetics; Clinical molecular genetics; Hematopathology

Raman Venkataramanan, PhD

1. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pathology, Director of Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
2. Director of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

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Research Interests: clinical research, human immunology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical pharmacology, xenotransplantation

Alessandro Vitale, FEBS, MD, PhD

Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit, Padua University Hospital, Padova Area, Italy

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Research Interests: hepato-biliary tumours; organ allocation science; survival analysis (after resection, transplantation, non surgical therapies); Markov models and cost effectiveness analyses; evaluation of new prognostic scores, etc

Esma S. Yolcu, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Baxter Bldg. I, Suite 404F, 570 South Preston St., Louisville, KY, 40202-1760, USA
Phone: 502-852-2078
Fax: 502-852-2085

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Research Interests: Immunotherapy; ProtEx™ technology; gene therapy; immunomodulation; tolerance; host-versus-graft (HVG); graft-versus-host (GVH)

Ken H. Young, MD, Professor

Hematopathology Division, Department of Pathology, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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Research Interests: Molecular and Genetic Profiling in Aggressive Lymphoma; Pathologic and Molecular Classification of Lymphoma; Biomarker study and Risk Stratification in Lymphoma