About me: Christopher Taylor Barry

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Dr. Chris Barry by Tammy Swales

Aside from organ donation advocacy, 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.

I have been in India for one year, initially as a State Guest Transplant Consultant to the Government of Rajasthan in Jaipur now Adjuct Professor and Transplant Consultant at mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Jaipur.

I am also Executive Director of ctbtransplant.com Liver Transplant Surgery Consultancy Services, an Advisory Board Member for the MOHAN Foundation in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and a member of the Huffington Post Blogger’s Community.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1/6/2015-present: Adjunct Professor and Transplant Consultant, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

8/09-4/14: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

FUNDING:

“Micro RNA Profiling of Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Liver Transplant”

Roche Organ Transplant Research Fund (2011)

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)

“Sonoelastographic Measurement of Intrahepatic Fat”

General Electric Global Research Seed Grant (2013)

“Sonoelastographic Measurement of Intrahepatic Fat”

Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (CEIS) NYSTAR Matching Grant (2013)

2/1/2005 – 7/8/2009: Assistant Professor of Surgery in Residence, Abdominal Transplant Surgery/General Surgery, UCSD Medical Center; San Diego CA

FUNDING:

“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.

FUNDING:

“Gene Expression in Transplant Allograft Rejection”

NIH NRSA

“Genomic Analysis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Using DNA Microarrays”

Hutchinson Award

 

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

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

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

2014 – present:                                  International Society for Organ Donation and  Procurement

 

COMMITTEES and BOARDS

2009 – 2014:                                URMC Transplant Surgery Physician Quality Care Liason

2010 – 2014:                                AST Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice (LICOP)

2011 – 2014:                                Board Member, Transplant Awareness Organization

2011 – present:                                Co-Founder, bLifeNY.org

2011 – 2014:                                Founder and President, ClarElast, LLC

2013 – 2014:                                Organ Donation Steering Committee Board Member, the  Ad Council of Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network

2014 – present:                                Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group

2014 – present:                                MOHAN Foundation Advisory Committee (Chennai)

2014 – present:                                Stop Organ Trafficking Now Advisory Alliance Member

2014 – present:                                Founding Member, Board of Trustees, MOHAN USA, Inc.

2014 – 2015:                               Member, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen’s Forum

2014 – present:                               Member, Indian-US Transplant Foundation

SURGICAL SKILLS:

Liver transplant, kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, liver resection (open and laparoscopic), deceased donor multiorgan retrieval.

BOARD CERTIFICATION:        The American Board of Surgery No. 48292, June 2003

PATENTS:

1.     Christopher Barry, Deborah Rubens, Kevin Parker. NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF LIVER FAT BY CRAWLING WAVE DISPERSION. US Provisional Application No. 61/487,025

2.     Christopher Barry, Deborah Rubens, Kevin Parker. NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF LIVER FAT BY CRAWLING WAVE DISPERSION WITH EMPHASIS ON ATTENUATION. Application number:61523642

3.     Christopher Barry, Tony Godfrey, Anthony Almudevar. MULTIFOCAL HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA MICRORNA EXPRESSION PATTERNS AND USES THEREOF. DOCKET NO: 29529556.2961 (6-2013).

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Board Member, Organ Donation Steering Committee, the Ad Council of Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network. | June 2013 – Present

bLifeNY at RIT“, the officially recognized organ donation awareness student group at Rochester Institute of Technology. Offshoot of bLifeNY.org. | 01/01/2013 – Present

Organizational Chair of URMC Transplant’s 20th Anniversary Gala featuring Priyanka Chopra and Seymour Schwartz. Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY. | 10/05/2012

bLifeUR, the officially recognized organ donation awareness student group at the University of Rochester. Offshoot of bLifeNY.org. | 09/01/2012 – Present

Pittsford Schools Career Internship Program Mentor for Ishita Srivastava | 06/01/2012 – 08/31/2012

bLifeNY is a grassroots effort initiated at the URMC Center for Transplantation that involves high school, college, and medical students and professional to raise organ donation awareness. See our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blifeny/224810204243031 and my blog at www.livercancergenomics.com. | June 2011 – Present

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS:

EDUCATIONAL:

Transplant Surgery Medical Student Educational Director | 08/03/2009 – 04/29/2014

Transplant Surgery Resident Educational Director | 08/03/2009 – 04/29/2014

PROFESSIONAL:

Panel Moderator at the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Transplantation and Tissue Engineering Section, Chicago, IL. | 10/01/2012

Panel Moderator at the Second International Liver Symposium, Deceased Donor Management Section, Gurgoan, India | 1/24/2014

EDITORIAL REVIEW:

Ad hoc reviewer for PLoS One, August 2009 – Present

Ad hoc reviewer for American Journal of Transplantation, September 2009 – Present

Ad hoc reviewer for Liver Transplantation, August 2010 – Present

Ad hoc reviewer for Hepatology. August 2011 – Present

STUDENTS:

Alap Patel, University of Rochester Undergraduate Student. Transplant Surgery Shadowing elective. | 06/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Vimkesh Abishek Sharma, University of Rochester Undergraduate Student. Transplant Surgery Shadowing elective. | 06/01/2013 – 08/31/2013

Rishaan Sharma, Pittsford High School Student, Summer Internship Program. Transplant Surgery elective. | 06/01/2013 – 08/30/2013

Ishita Srivastava, Pittsford High School Student, Summer Internship Program. Transplant Surgery elective. | 06/01/2012 – 08/30/2012

Richard Rodrigues, Rochester Institute of Technology Bioinformatics Graduate Student, Genomics Lab Internship. | 06/01/2010 – 12/31/2011

Manimozhi Manivannan, Rochester Institute of Technology Bioinformatics Graduate Student, Genomics Lab Internship. | 06/01/2011 – 12/31/2011

Benjamin Hopkins, Rochester Institute of Technology Bioinformatics Graduate Student, Genomics Lab Internship. | 06/01/2012 – 08/31/2012

PRESENTATIONS:

“Challenges in Establishing Deceased Donor Transplant Programs in India : टेढ़ी खीर होना”, Global Hospital Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Mumbai, India | 15/012015

“Brain Death Declaration and Donor Management”, Apex Hospital Departments of Critical Care and Surgery, Jaipur, India | 13/01/2015

“Liver Transplantation Techniques and Complications”, SDMH Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Jaipur, India | 10/01/2015

“Organ Retrieval Surgery”, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Department of Surgery, Jaipur, India | 07/01/2015

“Brain Death Declaration and Donor Management at Sawai Man Singh Hospital”, SMS Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Jaipur, India | 06/01/2015

“Donor Management”, Santokba Dulabhji Memorial Hospital Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Jaipur, India | 03/01/2015

“Organ Donor Management”, SMS Division of Liver Transplant, Jaipur, India | 25/12/2014

“Abdominal Organ Recovery Surgery”, Santokba Dulabhji Memorial Hospital Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Jaipur, India | 20/12/2014

“Deceased Donor Transplantation: Procedure, Instrumentation and Anesthesia”, SMS Department of Nursing, Jaipur, India | 19/12/2014

“Deceased Donor Kidney and Liver Transplant at SMS: Critical Infrastructure”, Sawai Man Singh Medical College Department of Pathology, Jaipur, India | 18/12/2014

“Pediatric Liver Transplantation in the US and India”, JKLON Hospital, Jaipur, India | 17/12/2014

“Abdominal Organ Recovery Surgery: A Primer and Cadaver Lab”, SMS Department of Surgery, Jaipur, India | 16/12/2014

“Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation Basics”, Pariyaram Medical College Division of Liver Transplantation, Kannur, Kerala, India | 01/13/2014

“Six Critical Elements for Deceased Donor Transplantation”, Naryana Hospital, Jaipur, India | 01/05/2014

“Six Critical Elements for Deceased Donor Transplantation”, Fortis Hospital, Jaipur, India | 01/04/2014

“Brain Death Certification and Donor Management”, Monilek Hospital, Jaipur, India | 01/03/2014

“The US Model for Deceased Donor Transplantation”, National Stakeholder’s Meeting for Deceased Donor Transplantation, Delhi, India | 01/02/2014

“Six Critical Elements for Deceased Donor Transplantation”, Apex Hospital, Jaipur, India | 01/01/2014

“Six Critical Elements for Deceased Donor Transplantation”, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital, Jaipur, India | 11/28/2014

“Brain Death Certification and Donor Management”, Mahatma Gandhi General Hospital, Jaipur, India | 11/28/2014

“Brain Death Certification and Donor Management”, Department of Neurology, Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, India | 11/20/2014

“Abdominal Organ Recovery Surgery (Lecture and Lab)”, Department of Gastro Surgery, Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, India | 11/03/2014

“How Can Corporate India Support Deceased Organ Donation Programs?”, National Policy Round Table On

Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation in India-­Converting Challenges into Opportunities, Lucknow, India | 10/18/2014

“Challenges in Creating a National Deceased Donor Transplant Program and Corporate India’s Responsibility to Help”, Confederation of Indian Industry National Webinar, Chennai, India | 10/15/2014

“Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant-Factors Influencing Outcomes”, Nephro Club presentation, Thiruvananthapuram, India | 09/27/2014

“An Overview of Liver Transplantation in the United States”, Kerala Network for Organ Sharing Transplant Coordinator’s Workshop, Thiruvananthapuram, India | 09/27/2014

“Deceased Donor Organ Allocation in the United States”, Moving Forward with Liver Transplantation in Kerala Conference, Kerala Network of Organ Sharing, Thiruvananthapuram, India | 09/26/2014

“Guidelines for the Establishment of a Successful and Sustainable Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Program”,

Moving Forward with Liver Transplantation in Kerala Conference, Kerala Network of Organ Sharing, Thiruvananthapuram, India | 09/26/2014

“Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and the Role of Preoperative Chemoembolization”, Department of Surgery, Medical College Hospital Trivandrum, India | 09/26/2014

“Healthy Living to Prevent Chronic Disease”, Madurai Rotary Club, Madurai, India | 09/20/2014

“Organ Donation Awareness”, MOHAN Foundation presentation to the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force, Madurai, India | 09/20/2014

“A Global Perspective of Health Care Management’s Special Case: Organ Donation”, Administrative Staff College of India Innovations in Healthcare 2014 Conference, Hyderabad, India | 09/13/2014

“Deceased Donor Transplantation in India: the Way Forward”, National Association of Transplant Coordinators 2014 Meeting, Hyderabad, India | 08/23/2014

“Vascular Complications in Abdominal Transplantation”, Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital Department of Vascular Surgery, Chennai, India | 08/18/2014

“Organ Donation Awareness”, Webster Senior Living Center, Webster, New York | 07/07/2014

“Engendering a Cultural Shift”, Donate Life America 2014 Meeting Keynote Address, Baltimore, Maryland | 06/17/2014

“Science and Ethics of Organ Donation”, bLifeUR Student Forum, University of Rochester | 04/04/2014

“Why do so many support organ donation yet so few actually sign up?” Phelps Colloquium, University of Rochester | 04/03/2014

“Using Social Media to Promote Organ Donation”, MOHAN Foundation Transplant Coordinator’s Symposium, Gurgoan, India. | 01/24/2014

“Keys to a Successful Deceased Organ Donor Transplant System”, Max Superspecialty Hospital presents: Organ Transplantation the Way Forward (CME), Saket, New Delhi, India. | 1/23/2014

“Genomic and Epigenomic Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. | 01/22/2014

“Pharmacologic Desensitization and Treatment of Antibody Mediated Rejection”, Max Superspecialty Hospital Transplant Nephrology Fellow’s Conference, New Delhi, India. | 1/21/2014

“Be the Miracle of Organ Donation”, MIOT Hospital Organ Donor Family Celebration, Chennai, India. | 1/20/2014

“Genomic and Epigenomic Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, Madras Medical School, Chennai, India. | 01/18/2014

“Using Social Media to Promote Organ Donation”, MOHAN Foundation Advanced Transplant Coordinator’s Workshop, Chennai, India. | 01/17/2014

“Opt In, Opt Out, Mandated Choice?” Default to Donation conference, Milwaukee, WI. | 06/28/2013

“Postoperative Complications of Liver Transplant”. URMC GI Fellow’s Conference. | 05/29/2013

“bLifeNY and bLifeRIT at Imagine RIT”. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. | 05/05/2013

“Split Liver and Living Donor Liver Transplantation”. Center for Donation and Transplant Albany and Vermont Awards Dinner, Saratoga, NY. | 04/23/2013

“Student Awareness of Organ Donation”. Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY. | 04/22/2013

“The Comfort and Closure of Organ Donation”. URMC and FLDRN Donate Life Celebration, University of Rochester Medical School. | 04/19/2013

“Multi Organ Dysfunction Syndrome”. Lecture to URMC surgery residents. | 04/18/2013

“To Opt In or To Opt Out: Why Is This the Question?” bLifeUR student organ donation awareness group, University of Rochester. | 04/18/2013

“bLifeNY and Sound ExChange Orchestra @ Artisan Works”. Organ donation awareness and modern musical experience. Rochester, NY. | 04/14/2013

“Being the Miracle of Organ Donation”. St. John Fischer School of Nursing, Rochester. | 04/08/2013

“Healthy Choices for Healthy Lives”. Pittsford Schools Community Development. | 02/28/2013

“The Miracle of organ Donation” presented to Just Us Guys, Rochester, NY. | 10/09/2012

“Estate Planning and Organ Donation Awareness”. Presentation to the Monroe County Bar Association Estate and Planning Division. | 07/19/2012

“Pediatric Liver Transplant” URMC Pediatric GI Fellows’ Conference. | 06/27/2012

“Encouraging the Indian Community to Participate in Organ Donation Awareness: Priyanka Chopra Presents!”. Presentation to the Indian Community Center of Rochester. | 06/16/2012

“Giving the Gift of Life”. TEDxFlourCity talk. | 06/09/2012

“Current State of the Art in HIV+ Kidney and Liver Transplantation”. Presentation at the URMC HIV Symposium. | 05/25/2012

“HIV Associated Nephropathy”, URMC Medicine Grand Rounds, Panel Discussant. | 04/03/2012

“Transplantation in the HIV+ Individual: Donor and Recipient Issues”. Presentation to the Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS. | 03/13/2012

“Surgery in the Cirrhotic Patient”. Bassett Medical Center Surgery Grand Rounds, Cooperstown, NY. | 03/04/2012

“Organ Donation Awareness: The Challenge of Engendering a Cultural Shift”. Kidney Transplant 2012, URMC Center for Transplantation CME Course. | 03/03/2012

“Update on Transplantation of the HIV+ Patient”. Kidney Transplant 2012, URMC Center for Transplantation CME Course. | 03/03/2012

URMC General Surgery Grand Rounds: “A Tale of Two Livers: Ultrasonographic Hepatic Steatography and Micro RNA Expression Profiles in Liver Cancer” | 12/08/2011

“Transplant and HIV Positive Patient Issues”, URMC AIDS Center Clinical Conference, Rochester, NY | 09/26/2011

“bLifeNY: Raising Organ Donation Awareness”, poster presented at the International Transplant Nurses Society in Rochester, NY by Nadia Khan (RIT undergraduate), Max Reback (URMC medical student) and Chris Barry. | 09/24/2011

“To Save A Life”, International Transplant Nurses Society. Rochester, NY | 09/24/2011

“Participate in the Cycle of Life”, Rochester Greentopia Festival, Rochester, NY | 09/17/2011

“Micro RNA Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant”. URMC Functional Genomics Groups (TIGR), Rochester, NY. | 07/21/2011

“Micro RNA Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant” Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston. | 06/17/2011

“Kidney and Liver Transplantation in People with HIV”. International Transplant Nurses Society, Rochester, NY. | 05/17/2011

“Micro RNA Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant”. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA. | 05/02/2011

“Multifocal Hepatocellular Carcinoma Micro RNA Expression Patterns”. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA. | 05/02/2011

“Surgery in the Cirrhotic Patient”. URMC Department of Anesthesia Grand Rounds, Rochester, NY. | 02/17/2011