Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT): Pushing the Boundaries
Mounzer Agha, MD
Hematologist-Oncologist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical Optimization of the Pretransplant Patient — Improving Survival on the Liver Transplantation Waitlist
Kapil Chopra, MD
Director, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant: State-of-the-Art Solutions for Complex Intestinal Problems
Ruy Cruz, MD, PhD
Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New Frontiers in Lung Transplantation
Jonathan D'Cunha, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Lung Transplantation
Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Community-Acquired Respiratory Viral Infections after Lung Transplantation: More Than Just the Common Cold
Christopher Ensor, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Caring for the Highly Sensitized Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient
Brian Feingold, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Programs
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Organ Perfusion and Extending Use of Deceased Donor Livers
Paulo Fontes, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Deputy Director, McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Director of the Machine Perfusion Program
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute;
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Immunosuppression in Renal Transplant: Past and Present;
and
What’s New in Tolerance Protocols

Sundaram Hariharan, MD
Medical Director
Transplant Nephrology and Kidney and Pancreas Tra​​nsplantation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Evolving Algorithm in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Era
Christopher Hughes, MD, FACS
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
Regional Organ Procurement Organization Committee Representative
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Challenges in Pediatric Kidney Transplant;
and
Live-Donor Liver Transplant for Adult and Pediatric Recipients

Abhinav Humar, MD
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute;
Councilor-at-Large, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Challenges and Considerations in Pediatric Lung Transplantation
Geoffrey Kurland, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension across the Spectrum of Solid Organ Transplantation
Michael Mathier, MD
Director, Section of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Challenges in Long-term Graft Outcome and Transplant Surveillance;
and
Understanding the Different Surgical Options for the Child with Liver Disease

George Mazariegos, MD
Chief, Pediatric Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Surveillance Biopsies in the Early Detection of Cell-mediated and Antibody-mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation
Rajil Mehta, MD
Nephrologist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chronic Lung Allograft Failure
Matthew Morrell, MD
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pediatric Kidney Transplant after Non-Renal Solid Organ Transplant
Christina Nguyen, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Management of the Challenging Pediatric Intestinal Failure Patient
Jeffrey Rudolph, MD
Director, Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

VADS for Support to Pediatric Heart Transplant
Mahesh Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Bench to Bedside Story
Warren Shlomchik, MD
Scientific Director of Hematopoietic Malignancies
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute;
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapies
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Malignancy in the Cardiac Transplant Patient: Preoperative Selection Criteria and Postoperative Management
Michael Shullo, PharmD
Associate Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Director of Pharmacotherapy, Artificial Heart Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Immunosuppression Management with Non-Invasive Testing
Rakesh Sindhi, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery,
Division of Transplantation
University of Pittsburgh;
Director, Pediatric Transplant Research
Co-Director, Pediatric Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Effect of New Allocation System on Kidney Transplant Outcomes, Wait Times and How We Care for Patients
Puneet Sood, MD, MPH
Nephrologist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Indications and Evaluation
Robert Squires, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Director of Hepatology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Meeting the Challenges of Medical Management of the LVAD Patient: Hypertension and Anticoagulation
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pancreas Transplant: Who Are the Ideal Candidates?
Amit Tevar, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Superior Survival and Quality of Life after Reduced-intensity Transplantation for Nonmalignant Disorders of Immunity and Metabolism
Mark Vander Lugt, MD
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Total Pancreatectomy with Auto-islet Transplant — A Curative Option for Chronic Pancreatitis
Martin Wijkstrom, MD
Director, Islet Cell Transplant Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matched Sibling, Living-Unrelated-Donor and Banked-Unrelated-Cord-Blood Donor Grafts: Outcomes Comparison
Randy Windreich, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Status of Tissue Typing and Transplant Outcomes
Adrianna Zeevi, PhD
Director, UPMC Tissue Typing Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Conference Planning Committee

Susan Allen-Umerley
Program Administrator, Transplant Services
UPMC

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation
UPMC

Brian Feingold, MD, MS
Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Abhinav Humar, MD
Chief, Division of Transplantation
UPMC

Robert Kormos, MD, FACS
Director, Artificial Heart Program
UPMC

George Mazariegos, MD
Chief, Pediatric Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Anne McGinnis
Director, Transplant Services
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Christina Nguyen, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Erin Tecca
Manager, Transplant Program Development
UPMC

Shelley Zomak, RN, MS, CCTC
Manager, Cardiothoracic Transplant
UPMC