This page contains exclusive content for the member of the following sections: TTS. Log in to view.

Personalized Medicine in Post- Transplant Care: The Transplant Biobank

216.1 - Personalized Medicine in Post- Transplant Care: The Transplant Biobank

Presenter: Seema, Mital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Authors: Seema Mital


The topic will discuss application of personalized genomics to the care of the transplanted patient. This will include pharmacogenetic influences on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses to immunosuppressive drugs and other commonly used drugs in transplant patients, with special emphasis on pediatric populations. A brief discussion of genetic factors that predispose to post-transplant outcomes will also be discussed. Discussion will include the utility of transplant biobanks to study the transplanted patient population.


Dr. Mital completed Pediatrics at Wayne State University, Michigan, in 1996, and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University, New York in 1999. She was Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Columbia University, Morgan-Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, until 2007 when she joined SickKids Hospital as a Staff Cardiologist. Her clinical expertise is in pediatric heart failure and transplantation and research interests focus on the application of genomics, pharmacogenomics and stem cell biology to the study of childhood heart disease, heart failure and transplantation, and discovery of new therapies. She established the SickKids Heart Centre Biobank Registry, an Ontario-wide biobank of children and adults with congenital and other heart diseases, and a national Pediatric Transplant Research Network. She is a PI of the NIH funded Pediatric Heart Network for conducting clinical trials in children with heart disease, and co-PI of the CIHR funded Canadian National Transplant Research Program.

Important Disclaimer

By viewing the material on this site you understand and accept that:

  1. The opinions and statements expressed on this site reflect the views of the author or authors and do not necessarily reflect those of The Transplantation Society and/or its Sections.
  2. The hosting of material on The Transplantation Society site does not signify endorsement of this material by The Transplantation Society and/or its Sections.
  3. The material is solely for educational purposes for qualified health care professionals.
  4. The Transplantation Society and/or its Sections are not liable for any decision made or action taken based on the information contained in the material on this site.
  5. The information cannot be used as a substitute for professional care.
  6. The information does not represent a standard of care.
  7. No physician-patient relationship is being established.



Staff Directory


The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
740 Notre-Dame Ouest
Suite 1245
Montréal, QC, H3C 3X6