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I specialize in liver transplant, laparoscopic liver surgery (including liver tumor ablation and resection), and living donor transplant (kidney and liver). I also perform pancreas transplants and general surgery in cirrhotic patients. My basic research passion is in liver cancer genomics and my clinical research interests include fatty liver disease and HIV transplantation.
8/09-present: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.
“Micro RNA Profiling of Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Liver Transplant”
Wilmot Cancer Center Collaborative Research Grant (2011)
URMC Clinical and Translational Science Institute Laboratory Support Center Award (2012)
Clinical and Translational Science Award Academic Research Track to Mentor Medical Students (2010)
“Ultrasonographic Hepatic Steatography: A Noninvasive Measure of Inrahepatic Fat Content”
NYSTAR Jump Start Award (2011)
2/1/2005 – 7/8/2009: Assistant Professor of Surgery in Residence, Abdominal Transplant Surgery/General Surgery, UCSD Medical Center; San Diego CA
“Notch Signaling in Liver Regeneration”
UCSD Academic Senate Grant (2006)
TRAINING and EDUCATION
1/1/03-1/31/05: Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco.
6/20/95-6/31/02: Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery.
Honors: Resident Research Award
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
The John Henry Smith III, M.D. Award
7/1/97–6/30/99: Postdoctoral Training, Stanford University School of Medicine, Deptartment of Biochemistry, Laboratory: Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
“Gene Expression in Transplant Allograft Rejection”
“Genomic Analysis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Using DNA Microarrays”
1986-1995: M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology; Tufts University School of Medicine
Honors: M.D., Ph.D. Scholarship, First Prize – Tufts School of Medicine Student Research Symposium
1982-1986: B.A. with Honors in Music; University of Wisconsin, Madison
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Music Scholarship, Sophomore Honors, University Bookstore Award for Academic Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi, Trewartha Research Grant
2003 – present: American Society of Transplant Surgeons
2000 – present: The Transplantation Society
2000 – present: American Society of Transplantation
2006 – present: Association for Academic Surgery
2008 – present: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
2011 – present: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
COMMITTEES and BOARDS
2009 – present: URMC Transplant Surgery Physician Quality Care Liason
2010 – present: AST Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice (LICOP)
2011 – present: Board Member, Transplant Awareness Organization
2011 – present: Co-Founder, bLifeNY.org