Transplant

Pediatric Heart Transplant Program medical director Debra Dodd retiring

After nearly 40 years and being involved in more than 300 lifesaving transplantations at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Debra Dodd, MD, is retiring.

Joseph Magliocca named director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Joseph Magliocca, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and surgical director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

Montenovo named chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Martin Montenovo, MD, has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the Department of Surgery.

Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation

Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.

System repairs donor lungs for transplantation

A Vanderbilt team has discovered that donor lungs rejected for transplant can be repaired using cross-circulation with a xenogeneic host.

High-dose flu vaccine beneficial for pediatric stem cell transplant patients

Vanderbilt was the lead site for an influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population.

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