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ASTS TRANSPLANT FELLOWSHIP

ASTS accredited Transplant Fellowship Program

in liver and kidney transplantation

                                            Fellows Education and Calendar

                                                                                           

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Fellowship Directors  

2018- now

John Fung MD PhD/  Piotr Witkowski MD PhD

 

2012-2018                                2000- 2012 

John Renz MD PhD            J Michael Millis MD

Faculty                                               

John Fung MD PhD- Chief, Transplantation Institute  

 

Rolf Barth MD- Associate Director, Transplantation Institute

Piotr Witkowski MD PhD- Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Program

 

John LaMattina MD- Associate Professor

 

Diego di Sabato MD- Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation

 

Angelica Perez-Guttierez MD- Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Program

 

Arielle Cimeno MD- Assistant Professor

 

Surgical Procedures- Volume

                                                                                    Jan 2022         2021        2020    

            

Liver transplantation (total)                                                                                       5                       76                    71                     

Living donor liver transplantation                                                                            2                         9                     4

Kidney transplantation (total)                                                                                  13                      174                  116                                              

Living donor kidney transplantation                                                                        1                       29                    27

 

Pancreas transplantation (SPK, PTA, PAK)                                                              1                        11                      5

               

Islet allo-transplantation                                                                                           2                        10                     4

 

 

read about our islet transplant program    >

                       

 

 

 

Current Transplant Surgery Fellows 

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Yaser AlSalmay MD 

2021-2023

Kumar Jayant MD PhD
2020- 2022 

Dr. Jayant was trained in India and UK, where obtained his PhD in hepatobiliary surgery. 

Dr. ALSalmay has joined us after the completion of his general surgery residency in Northwell Health Hospital,  Manhasset, NY.  He competed his medical education in Yemen. 

Upcoming Fellow 

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Piotr J Bachul MD 

2022-2024

Dr. Bachul accomplished his surgical training at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Subsequently, he has been a research fellow in the Islet Transplantation Laboratory at University of Chicago. 

Previous Fellows 

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Braden Juengel MD 

2019-2021

Dr. Joungel has extended his training for another year as a research fellow in islet transplantation at our Program

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. 

Now, she has joined our faculty as a Clinical Associate. 

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.

Currently, he is an attending urologist in Northwell Health Hospital,  Manhasset, NY.

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Conferences and Workshops

  • American Transplant Congress, May 2022 ​, (Dr. Al-Salmay, Dr. Jayant)

  • Winter ASTS Symposium, Miami, FL, January 2022. (Dr. Al-Salmay, Dr. Jayant)

  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop, August 2021, Houston TX (Dr. Al-Salmay, Dr. Jayant)

 

  • Annual AST Fellows Symposium, September 2021 (for first year fellows) (Dr. Al-Salmay, Dr. Jayant)

 

  • Annual AST Fellows Symposium, September 2021 (for first year fellows) (Dr. Al-Salmay, Dr. Jayant)

Virtual Tour: the legacy- now and then  

1/15

 

Fellow's Publications

  •  Witkowski P, Philipson LH, Buse JB, , Robertson RP, Alejandro R, Bellin M, Kandeel F, Baidal D, Gaglia J, Posselt AM, Anteby R, Bachul PJ, Al-Salmay Y, Jayant K, Perez-Gutierrez A, Barth R, Fung J, Camilo Ricordi. Islet Transplantation at a Crossroads - Need for Urgent Regulatory Update in the United States: Perspective Presented During the Scientific Sessions 2021 at the American Diabetes Association Congress" Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2022.

  • Cotter T G, Odenwald M, Perez-Gutierrez A, Jayant K, di Sabato D; Charlton M, Fung J. Histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution is superior to University of Wisconsin solution in Donation after Circulatory Death Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation 2022. 

  • Jayant K, Reccia I, Bachul PJ, Al-Salmay Y, Pyda JS, Podda M, Perez-Gutierrez A, Dor F, Becker Y, Sabato D, LaMattina J, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. The impact of COVID-19 on kidney transplant recipients in pre-vaccination and delta strain era: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Med 2021.. 

  • Bachul PJ, Gołąb K, Pyda JS, Basto L, Borek P, Perea L, Tibudan M, Perez Gutierrez A, Fung J, Matthews JM, Witkowski P. Post-hoc Analysis of a Randomized, Double Blind, Prospective Study: More Standardizations in the Trial Protocol are Needed to Evaluate the Effect of a CXCR1/2 Blocker in Islet Allotransplantation. Cell Transplant 2021, Jan-Dec 2021;30:9636897211001774.

  • Jayant K, Reccia I, Virdis F, Pyda JS, Bachul PJ, Di Satabo D, Barth RN, Fung J, Baker T, Witkowski P. COVID-19 in hospitalized liver transplant recipients: An early systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Transplantation. 2021; 00:e14246. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14246.

  • Bachul PJ, Gołąb K, Basto L, Borek P, Perea L, Tibudan M, Pyda JS, Perez-Gutierrez A, Fung J, Matthews JM, Witkowski P. Long-term stability of beta cell graft function after total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation. Pancreas, 2021 Jan 1;50(1):e2-e4. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001711.

  • Witkowski P, Philipson L, Kaufman DB, Ratner L, Abouljoud, Bellin M, Buse J, Kandeel F, Stock P, Mulligan D, , Markmann F, Kozlowski T, Andreoni K, Alejandro R, Baidal D, Hardy MA, Wickrema A, Mirmira RG, John Fung J, Becker YT, Josephson MA, Bachul PJ, Pyda JS, Charlton M, Millis JM, Gaglia J, Stratta RJ, Fridell JA, Niederhaus S, Forbes RC, Jayant K, Robertson RP, Odorico J, Levy M, Harland R, Abrams PL, Olaitan OK, Kandaswamy R, Wellen J, Japour AJ, Desai CS, Naziruddin B, Balamurugan AN, Barth RN, Ricordi C. The “Islets for US” Collaborative. The Demise of Islet Allotransplantation in the US: A Call for an Urgent Regulatory Update Urgent need for a regulatory update. Am J Transplant, 2020, Nov 29, doi:10.1111/ajt.16397.

  • 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, Jun;3(2):86-92. doi: 10.1097/jp9.0000000000000048.

  • Generette G, Bachul PJ, Golab K, Basto L,  Pyda JS, Anteby R, Borek P, Tibudan M, Perea L, Charlton M, Perez-Guttierez A, Jayant K, Lucander  A, Matthews JB, Millis JM, Fung J, En Bloc Liver and Pancreas Transplantation after Total Pancreatectomy with Autologous Islet Transplantation.2020 Nov 23, https://ejtcm.gumed.edu.pl/articles/77.

  • 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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Virtual Tour- video

Fellow's Awards

 

  • Jayant Kumar 2nd Prize in Transplant Quiz Competition annual AST Fellow Symposium 2022.            

  • Jayant Kumar. Travel Award  62nd Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Oct 2022, Japan

  • Braden Jungle. Travel Award. American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. 2022, New Orleans, LI

Fellow's Presentations 

ASRS Winter Symposium, Miami, FL, 2023 Jan 

  • Ogledzinski M, Juengel B, Gondek S, Milejczyk K, Sarver S, Bachul P, Al-Salmay Y, Perez- Guetierrez A, Basto L, Perea L, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Successful pancreas after islet and islet after pancreas transplantation for patients with diabetes mellitus and problematic hypoglycemia. 

  • Ogledzinski M, Juengel B, Gondek S, Milejczyk K, Sarver S, Bachul P, Al-Salmay Y, Sadek A, Perez- Guetierrez A, Basto L, Perea L, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Sadek, A, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Islet After Kidney Transplantation Restores Insulin Independence In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. ASTS Winter Symposium, 2023 Jan, Orlando, FL. 

 

Japanese Digestive Disease Week, 2022

 

  • Jayant K, AlSalmay Y, Bachul P, Lamattina J, Barth R N, Fung John, di Sabato D, Witkowski P Comparing outcomes of living donor liver transplant in High MELD And Low MELD recipients. YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD.

 

The Transplantation Society  Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2022 Sept 

  • Bachul P, Ogledzinski M, Juengel B,  Al-Salmay Y, Jayant K, Successful islet after pancreas and pancreas after islet transplantation for patients with diabetes mellitus and problematic hypoglycemia.

  • Bachul PJ. Ogledzinski M, A, Braden J, Yaser Al-Salmay, Jayant K, Modified approach for improved islet allotransplantation into pre-vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM device - preliminary results of the phase I/II clinical trial at University of Chicago.

  • Jayant K, AlSalmay Y, Bachul P, Lamattina J, Barth R N, Witkowski P, di Sabato D, Fung J. Diaphragmatic Hernia following Living Donor Hepatectomy: A systematic review,.  

  • Ogledzinski M, Bachul P, Juengel B,  Al-Salmay Y. et al. Safety and Effectiveness Of Covid-19 Vaccination In The Islet Transplant Recipients.

  •  Jayant K, AlSalmay Y, Bachul P, Lamattina J, Barth R N, Fung John, Witkowski P, di Sabato D Liver transplant in a Abernathy Syndrome.

ASTS Winter Symposium, ​​Miami, FK, 2022  ​​​August

  • Bachul P,  Perez- Guetierrez A, Al-Salmay Y, Juengel B, Jayant K, Basto L, Wang LJ, Perea L, Tibudan M, Thomas C, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Islet Allotransplantation Into Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM - Preliminary Results From The University of Chicago. (pdf)

  • Perez- Guetierrez A, Bachul P, Al-Salmay Y, Witkowski P., Barth R, Fung J, The β2 Microglobulin Trend Is A Marker Of Delayed Graft Function After Kidney Transplantation. (pdf)

American Transplant Congress, ​​Boston MA, 2022 June

  • Al-Salmay Y, Bachul PJ,  Juengel B, Jayant K, Perez- Guetierrez A, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Abdominal Incision Technique Tailored To Patient's Age May Reduce The Rate Of Surgical Wound Complication After Unilateral Kidney Transplantation- A Preliminary Report.

  • Perez- Guetierrez A, Juengel B, Krishnamoorthy S, Bachul PJ,  Witkowski P, Barth R, Fung JJ.  Bacterial Infections After Kidney Transplant Before And After The COVID-19 Pandemic

American Diabetes Association, ​​New Orleans, LI, 2022  ​​​June

  • Juengel B, Bachul P, Al-Salmay Y, Jayant K, Perez Gutierrez A, Basto L, Perea L, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P,  A,  Effectiveness Of Covid-19 Vaccination In The Islet Transplant Recipients.​ YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD.

  • Bachul P,  Perez- Guetierrez A, Al-Salmay Y, Juengel B, Jayant K, Basto L, Wang LJ, Perea L, Tibudan M, Thomas C, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Islet Allotransplantation Into Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM - Preliminary Results From The University of Chicago.

International Hepatico-Pacreatico- Billiary Association, New York, NY, 2022 March

  • Jayant K, AlSalmay Y, Bachul P, Lamattina J, Barth R N, Fung John, di Sabato D, Witkowski P Comparing High MELD And Low MELD living donor liver transplantation to determine Clinical Efficacy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Huggins Symposium, ​​2022  ​​​Feb

  • Bachul PJ, Al-Salmay Y, Jayant K, Perez Gutierrez A, Juengel B, Barth R, Fung JJ, Witkowski P. Successful Transplantation of the Kidney Graft with 5 Arteries and Intimal Dissection Injury - 10 year follow up.

  • Juengel B, Bachul PJ, Perez-Guttierez A, Basto L, Perea L, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Barth R, Fung JJ, Witkowski P. Response to COVID-19 and Covid-19 Vaccination In Islet Transplant Recipients.

  • Bachul PJ, Perez-Guttierez A, Juengel B, Jayant K, Al-Salmay Y,  Basto L, Perea L, Wang LJ, Tibudan M, Barth R, Fung JJ, Witkowski P. Favorable long-term outcomes after islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus at the University of Chicago.

 

 

American Transplant Congress, ​​2021 

  • Jayant K.  The Impact of Covid-19 in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (oral) 

  • .Jayant K.  Analyzing the Impact of Covid-19 in the Hospitalized Cohort of Liver Transplant Recipients: An Early Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis..

  • Bachul PJ, Borek PE, Gabriela S.Generette, Perez-Guetierrez A, Jayant K, Golab K, Basto L, Perea L, Tibudan M, Thomas C, Philipson L, Fung J, Witkowski P. Islet Allotransplantation into the Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM Device - Preliminary Results of the Phase I/II Prospective, Open-Label, Single-Arm Study at University of Chicago (oral). 

  • Perez-Gutierrez A, Bachul PJ, Juengel B, Witkowski P, DiSabato D, Barth RN, Fung J, Becker YT, The Role Of The B2 Microglobulin Trend In Patients With Delayed Graft Function After Kidney Transplant. 

  •  Perez-Gutierrez A, Bachul PJ, D. N. Danz, B. Juengel, M. Josephson2, J. Fung2, P. Witkowski2, B. Chung4, Y. Becker2, The Seattle Heart Failure Model Is A Predictor Of Mortality After Kidney Transplant In Patients With End Stage Renal Disease And Heart Impairment. 

ASTS Winter Symposium, ​​2021  

  • Bachul P.  Bachul PJ, Borek PE, G Gabriella, Perez-Guetierrez A, Golab K, Basto L, Perea L, Lorencia, Tibudan M, Thomas C, Philipson L, Fung J, Witkowski P. Islet Allotransplantation Into Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM - Preliminary Results From The University of Chicago.

  • Generette G, Bachul PJ, Perez-Guetierrez A, Joungel B, Borek PE, Becker YT, Barth R, Fung J, Witkowski P. Anterior Rectus Sheath Versus Gibson Incision For Kidney Transplantation -Preliminary Experience.

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

American Transplant Congress, ​​2019 

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

American Urology Association, 2019

  • 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.

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

 

1998-2000       

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