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Management and Diagnoses of Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies in Transplantation
Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College;
Heart Transplant/Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Cardiologist
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center;
Department of Cardiology
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Faculty Photo Clinical and Ethical Considerations in Liver Transplantation
Courtenay R. Bruce, JD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine;
Director, The Methodist Hospital Ethics Program
Co-Director, The Methodist Hospital System Ethics Program
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
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Improving Outcomes of Transplant for Lymphoma
George Carrum, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine;
Director, Adult Outpatient Clinic
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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Training and Education in Transplantation and Practicing Health Care Professionals
Brian J. Dunkin, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College;
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology
Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery
Medical Director
Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE)
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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Clinical and Ethical Considerations in Liver Transplantation
Joseph Galati, MD
Medical Director
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Liver and Biliary Tumors: When Size Matters
R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD
Director, Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center;
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, Texas

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Nanotechnology in Transplantation
Alessandro Grattoni, PhD
Assistant Member
Interim Co-Chair
The Department of Nanomedicine
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, Texas

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Novel Cell Therapies for Prevention and Treatment of Posttransplant Viral Diseases
Helen E. Heslop, MD
Dan L. Duncan Chair
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Adult Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant
Program Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
The Methodist Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital;
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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Heart Transplant and Autologous Stem Cell Transplants (ASCT) in Light Chain Amyloidosis
Rammurti T. Kamble, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

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De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies (DSA) in Post-Renal Transplant Recipients
Richard J. Knight, MD, FACS
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Age as a Determinant in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and Heart Transplant Recipients
Matthias Loebe, MD, PhD, FACC
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center;
Chief, Division of Transplant and Assist Devices
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center;
Associate Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

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Transplant Hepatology in the Next Decade: The Changing Spectrum of Disease
Howard Monsour, MD
Chief, Hepatology
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Experience With Polyomavirus in Kidney Transplant
Samir Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist II - Solid Organ Transplant
Department of Pharmacy
The Methodist Hospital
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Improving Outcomes of Transplant for Lymphoma
Carlos A. Ramos, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/ Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

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Auto Islet Transplants and Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Omaima Sabek, PhD
Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Research Scientist, Islet Cell Transplant Laboratory
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Bloodless Lung Transplantations
Scott A. Scheinin, MD, FACS
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant
Methodist J. C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Donor Management in Lung Transplantation: Making the Impossible Happen
Harish Seethamraju, MD
Chief, Section of Lung Transplantation
The Methodist Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Section
Houston, Texas

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Weight-Reduction Surgery in Transplantation
Vadim Sherman, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Medical Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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Stem Cell Transplantation for Bone Disorders
Bradley K. Weiner, MD
Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute;
Chief of Spinal Surgery
Medical Director, Orthopedic/Spine Nanotechnology Laboratory
The Methodist Hospital;
Professor and Vice Chairman of Orthopedics
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Houston, Texas

Conference Planning Committee

A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACS
Director
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Activity Manager, Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Lisa B. Yoder, RN, BSN
Transplant Education Specialist
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Susan A. Zylicz, RN, BSN, MHA
Director
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

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