As Dr. Orandi suggested in response to the question of "The next big questions in research," the future of transplant seems to be a very exciting field rife with opportunity for innovation. It's also great to be talking about the importance of preventative health as a means of prolonging graft survival. That ties in very well with Dr. Moskowitz' question of decreasing the need for live donors by attacking the issues of HTN and DM. In light of the obvious links between these chronic diseases and the need for organ transplantation, are there collaborative models of health care wherein transplant surgeons work closely with cardiologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologist, etc to prevent the loss of kidney function pre-transplant and/or prolong graft survival post-transplant? If so, what are the most successful ways of sharing patient care? If not, why hasn't more team care emerged?
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MD student at Harvard Medical School interested in research related to surgical outcomes and surgical education.
Babak Orandi, MD, PhD, MSc
Fellow, Abdominal Transplantation at UCSF at University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Robert Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Director of NYU Langone Transplant Institute at NYU
Stanley Jordan, MD, FASN, FAST
Director, Transplant Immunology Laboratory; Professor, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology and the Associate Vice Chair of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University at JHU
Denis Glotz, MD, PhD
Nephrologist at Saint Louis hospital in Paris
Mark Stegall, MD
Transplant Surgeon, James C. Masson Professor of Surgery Research at Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Steve Woodle, MD, FACS
William A. Altemeier Chair in Surgery at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Jackie Garoznik-Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Abdominal Transplant Surgery at Johns Hopkins
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