Liver Transplantation and Surgery SIG & Surgery and Liver Transplantation Cmte: Combined Organ Transplants
Recorded On: 11/10/2018
This program will review the current status of liver transplantation in the setting of combined organ transplants (i.e., liver/intestine/multi-visceral, liver/ kidney, liver/heart and liver/lung transplantation). Indications, pathophysiology, operative management, post-transplant care and outcomes will be discussed in the context of specific extra-hepatic organ dysfunction and combined organ transplantation. The session will also address the immunologic, ethical, financial and operational issues associated with multi-organ transplant as well as integration of these combined organ transplants in the overall liver allocation framework.
Richard Shane Mangus
Patrick S. Kamath
Josh Levitsky, MD, MS is currently a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levitsky received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and a Transplant Hepatology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, receiving an AASLD Fellowship Award. He is currently certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. At Northwestern, he completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, is the Director of Liver Research, and is the program director for both Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Fellowships. He has been elected to the Northwestern Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and has received several teaching awards.
Dr. Levitsky is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Transplantation and International Liver Transplantation Society where he served on the executive boards, as well as the AASLD where he has served on several committees. He is a Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and on the Editorial Board for HEPATOLOGY. Dr. Levitsky’s academic interests are clinical and translational in nature, with a focus on liver transplant immunosuppression, tolerance and biomarkers. He previously received an AASLD Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, book chapters and reviews on topics relevant to liver disease and transplantation. He is the principal and co-investigator for a number of NIH, pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated trials. His goal is to advance clinical/translational research in immune-mediated liver diseases and liver transplantation, identifying biomarkers and novel strategies to optimize outcomes.