|Discussant: Sarah A. Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
|Moderator: Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program
Intermountain Medical Center
Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Primary Children's Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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.