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Presenter: Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Jody C. Olson, , USA
Authors: Sukru Emre, Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Jody C. Olson
Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos' Biography:
Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program, Intermountain Medical Center and Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos has previously held positions in transplant at Yale University, Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York Medical College.
He is committed to innovation and collaboration to improve organ donation, transplantation and allocation systems to benefit those in need, especially children. He has particular interest in living donor transplants, organ allocation, and portal hypertension.
His current research involves living donor liver transplantation the use of partial grafts and extended criteria for donation in liver transplantation, and preservation techniques for decreasing ischemia-reperfusion injury.
He has served on numerous liver transplantation advisory boards and was a member at large of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) Liver Committee and as well as the pediatric transplantation committee. He is part of the publications committee with IPTA, Education committee of TTS, Associate editor of our journal “Transplantation”, Task force for liver allocation with SPLiT and oversees the International Liver Transplant Society Pediatric Liver Transplant Registry.
He received his medical degree from the Anahuac University. He did a year of research in portal hypertension and hepatobiliary surgery at the National Institutes of Health System in Mexico. He was a surgical intern at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. He was a clinical fellow in multi-organ transplant surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Jody C. Olson's Biography:
Jody Olson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota under the CDC sponsored Global Health Pathway. After residency he completed advanced fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Transplant Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently he practices both general and transplant hepatology and is an intensivist providing ICU care for both liver transplant patients and hepatobiliary surgery patients. His clinical research interests are centered on the intensive care management of patients with advanced liver disease. He serves as the site primary investigator for the US Acute Liver Failure Study Group at the University of Kansas.
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