TRAINING

Fellowship Directors

2018- 

John Fung MD PhD/Piotr Witkowski MD PhD

 

2012-2018 

John Renz MD PhD,

SUNY Downstate Health Science University,

Brooklyn , NY 

2000- 2012 

Michael Millis MD

University of Chicago, IL

Current Transplant Surgery Fellows 

Angelica Perez

Gutierrez MD 

2017-2019

Ragheed Saoud MD 
2018-2019

Dr. Perez Gutierrez came to us as fully trained general surgeon from Mexico City and also after her 2 years of research fellowship in transplantation at University of Pittsburg. Once accomplished 2 year ASTS fellowship with us, she has stayed with us for 1 year fellowship in pancreatic islet transplantation. 

Dr. Saoud came as a fully trained urologist from Lebanon. 

He accomplished with us 1 year of training in kidney and pancreas transplantation and then pursed his fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery with Dr. Shalhav at our Institution.

All the best Ragheed. 

Braden Juengel M MD 

2017-2019

Kumar Jayant MD PhD
2020- 2022 

Dr. Juengel joined us following  his general surgery residency training at University of Illinois Medical Center. Welcome!

Dr. Jayant was trained in India and UK, where obtained his PhD in hepatobiliary surgery. He matched through ASTS matching system. We are looking forward to having Kumar on board!

 

 

Conferences and Workshops

  • American Transplant Congress, May 2020 ​, (Dr Perez- Gutierrez)

  • Winter ASTS Symposium, Miami, FL, January 2020. (Dr Perez- Gutierrez)

  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop, August 2019, Houston TX (Dr. Perez-Gutierrez)

 

  • Annual AST Fellows Symposium, September 2019 (for first year fellows) (Dr.Juengel)

 

  • Annual AST Fellows Symposium, September 2018 (for first year fellows) (Dr.Saud)

Virtual Tour: the legacy- now and then  

 

Fellow's Publications

  • Bachul PJ, Grybowski DJ, Anteby R, Basto L, Perea L, Gołąb K, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Perez-Gutierrez A, Komorniczak M, Nagpal S, Lucander A, Fung J, Matthews JM, Witkowski P. Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation in diabetic and prediabetic patients with intractable chronic pancreatitis. J Pancreatology, 2020, in press

  • Ezzelarab MB, Perez-Gutierrez A, Humar A, Wijkstrom M, Zahorchak AF, Lu-Casto L, Wang YC, Wiseman RW, Minervini M, Thomson AW. Preliminary assessment of the feasibility of autologous myeloid-derived suppressor cell infusion in non-human primate kidney transplantation. Transpl Immunol. 2019. Oct; 56: 101225.

  • Perez-Gutierrez A, Metes DM, Lu L, Hariharan S, Thomson AW, Ezzelarab MB. Characterization of eomesodermin and T-bet expression by allostimulated CD8+ T cells of healthy volunteers and kidney transplant patients in relation to graft outcome. Clin Exp Immunol. 2018 Nov;194(2):259-272

  • Lee JC, Olaitan OK, Lopez-Soler R, Renz JF, Millis JM, Gottlieb LJ. Expanding the envelope: the posterior rectus sheath-liver vascular composite allotransplant. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb; 131(2): 209e-218e.

  • Ragab A, Lopez-Soler R, Oto A, Testa G. Correlation between 3D-MRCP and intra-operative findings in right liver donors. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2013 Feb;2(1):7-13. 

  • Byam J, Renz J, Millis JM. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2013 Feb;2(1):22-30. 

  • Mao Y, Yang H, Xu H, Lu X, Sang X, Du S, Zhao H, Chen W, Xu Y, Chi T, Yang Z, Cai J, Li H, Chen J, Zhong S, Mohanti SR, Lopez-Soler R, Millis JM, Huang J, Zhang H. Golgi protein 73 (GOLPH2) is a valuable serum marker for hepatocellular carcinoma. Gut. 2010 Dec; 59(12):1687-93. 

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Fellow's Presentations 

  • Perez Gutierrez A, Baker T, Becker YT, Witkowski P, Fung J.  A,  Simultaneous Heart/Liver/Kidney Transplant : The Challenge Is In The Choreography. Winter ASTS Symposium, Miami, FL 2020.  Read full article

  • Logan Galansky, Joshua Aizen, Ciro Andolfi, Ragheed Saoud, Osmanuddin Ahmed, Arieh Shalhav. The effect of selective angioembolization on renal function for iatrogenic vascular lesions after partial nephrectomy: a matched case-control study. American Urology Association, 2019

  • Perez Gutierrez A, Donor Reactive Eomesderminhi CD8+ T Cells Are Significantly Upregulated Early after Transplant in Kidney Transplant Patients without Rejection. ATC 2019. 

Previous Transplant Fellows

2014-2015  

Omar Hussain MD

2012-2014 

Jerome Byam MD,

Staff Surgeon,

United Medical Center, Washington DC

2011- 2013 

Qi Li MD

Private Practive

New Heaven, Il

2010- 2012 

Oyedolamu K Olaitan MD

Associate Professor,

Section of Transplantation

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2009- 2011

Raynold Lopez-Soler MD PhD

Associate Professor

Layola Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2008-2010

Bejon T Maneckshama MD

Assistant Professor,

Section of Transplantation

Hartford Hospital Medical Center, CT

2007-2009       

Inbo Shim, M.D.

Staff Surgeon,

VA Hospital, NC

2006-2008

Tiffany L Anthony MD 

Associate Professor

Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 

2005-2007        

John Milner, M.D.,

Assistant Professor,

Loyola University, Chicago, IL

 

2004-2006        

Julian Losanoff, M.D.

Professor and Chairman of Surgery,

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

 

2002-2004       

Sanjay Kulkarni, M.D.,

Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Med. New Haven, CT.,

Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

 

2001-2003       

Randolph Schaffer, M.D.,

Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

 

2000-2002       

Charles Winans, M.D.,

Assistant Professor of Surgery,

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

1999-2001       

Somchai Limsrichamrern, M.D.,

Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

 

1998-2000       

Christoper Siegel, M.D.,

Director, Adult Kidney-Pancreas and Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs,

University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

 

1997-1999       

Joseph Buell, M.D.,

Assistant Professor of Surgery,

Director, Israel Penn International Transplant Tumor Registry, University of Cincinnati, OH

 

1997-1999       

Atsushi Yoshida, M.D.,

Senior Staff Surgeon, Div. of Transplant Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

 

1996-1998       

Hani P. Grewal, M.D.,

Associate Professor,

Mayo  Clinic Jacksonville, FL

 

1996-1998       

George E. Loss, M.D., Ph.D.,

Professor, Chief, Section of Transplantation,

Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA

 

1995-1997       

David C. Cronin, M.D.,

Associate Professor,

Director of Liver Transplantation

Medical College of Wisconsin

1994-1996       

Magaral Rajesekar, M.D.,

Director, Liver Transplant Program,

New Delhi, India

1993-1995       

David S. Seaman, M.D,

Private Practice in Virginia

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Transplantation Institute

Clinical  Research Center

 

Islet and Kidney Transplantation

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Lindsay.Basto@uchospitals.edu

tel. (773) 702-2504

fax (773) 926-0671

 

Islet and Cell Processing and Research

Manager, Karolina Golab, PhD

kgolab@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu


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