Fellowship Directors Fellows Education and Calendar
John Fung MD PhD/Piotr Witkowski MD PhD
John Renz MD PhD,
SUNY Downstate Health Science University,
Brooklyn , NY
J Michael Millis MD
University of Chicago, IL
Current Transplant Surgery Fellows
Braden Juengel MD
Kumar Jayant MD PhD
Dr. Juengel joined us following his general surgery residency training at University of Illinois Medical Center. Now, starting his second year of training.
Dr. Jayant was trained in India and UK, where obtained his PhD in hepatobiliary surgery.
He is just starting now. welcome Jay!
Yaser AlSalmay MD
Dr. ALSalmay will join us after the completion of his general surgery residency in Northwell Health Hospital, Manhasset, NY in July next year..
However, he has already started remotely his participation in our research projects.
Ragheed Saoud MD
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 is joining our team 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.
All the best Ragheed.
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
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, in press
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.
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,
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.
Virtual Tour- video
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.
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
Previous Transplant Fellows
Omar Hussain MD
Jerome Byam MD,
United Medical Center, Washington DC
Qi Li MD
New Heaven, Il
Oyedolamu K Olaitan MD
Section of Transplantation
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Raynold Lopez-Soler MD PhD
Layola Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Bejon T Maneckshama MD
Section of Transplantation
Hartford Hospital Medical Center, CT
Inbo Shim, M.D.
VA Hospital, NC
Tiffany L Anthony MD
Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX
John Milner, M.D.,
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Julian Losanoff, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of Surgery,
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
Sanjay Kulkarni, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Med. New Haven, CT.,
Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Randolph Schaffer, M.D.,
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
Charles Winans, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Somchai Limsrichamrern, M.D.,
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Christoper Siegel, M.D.,
Director, Adult Kidney-Pancreas and Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs,
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Joseph Buell, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Director, Israel Penn International Transplant Tumor Registry, University of Cincinnati, OH
Atsushi Yoshida, M.D.,
Senior Staff Surgeon, Div. of Transplant Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Hani P. Grewal, M.D.,
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL
George E. Loss, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor, Chief, Section of Transplantation,
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
David C. Cronin, M.D.,
Director of Liver Transplantation
Medical College of Wisconsin
Magaral Rajesekar, M.D.,
Director, Liver Transplant Program,
New Delhi, India
David S. Seaman, M.D,
Private Practice in Virginia