Division of Transplant Surgery

The Division of Organ Transplantation is an exciting and growing division with leading surgeons, clinicians, and professionals working together to improve patient care.  It is at the forefront of critical advances in transplation and continues to be an active participant in national trials evaluating the efficacy of various drug regimens in improving outcomes, reducing rejection rates, and enhancing quality of life.


Faculty
Paul Morrissey, MD
Division Chief 
Kevin Charpentier, MD Reza Saidi, MD
Current Research

The Division of Organ Transplantation has recently instituted protocols for reducing alloantibody levels in highly sensitized patients using intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) Velcade, plasmapheresis, and anti-CD20 antibody (Rituximab).  Currently, the division is involved in several on-going research projects and employs three full-time research associates.

Active Grants
PI: P. Morrissey
R01-DK085185-04    BIDMC/NIDDK   
Kidney Donor Outcomes Cohort (KDOC) Study 
Period:  3/2011 - 2/2015
Active IRB Protocols
PI: Charpentier Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes After Liver Resection for Benign and Malignant Liver Lesions

Thrombocytosis as a predictor for post-operative complication in pancreatic surgery patients

Microbiomes in Diseases of the Pancreas
Ascites after Irreversible Electroporation
PI: Morrissey A single institution experience and outcomes of using bovine carotid artery graft for permanent hemodialysis vascular access

Kidney Donor Outcomes Cohort (KDOC) study

Publications & Abstracts

Kevin Charpentier, MD
Paul Morrissey, MD
Reza Saidi, MD