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Technological Advances in Organ Transplantation

  • Satish N. Nadig
  • Jason A. Wertheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bernard J. DuBray, Ronald W. Busuttil
    Pages 1-19
  3. Matthew F. Blum, Qiang Liu, Basem Soliman, Toshihiro Okamoto, Bahar Bassiri-Gharb, Teresa Diago Uso et al.
    Pages 21-62
  4. James N. Fleming, John W. McGillicuddy, Frank A. Treiber
    Pages 63-85
  5. Felicitas L. Koller, Kenneth J. Woodside
    Pages 87-115
  6. Ivo Tzvetanov, Sandra Garcia Aroz, Mario Spaggiari, Enrico Benedetti
    Pages 117-132
  7. Gavin M. Mason, Jayna Patel, Leena Halim, Niloufar Safinia, Giovanna Lombardi
    Pages 133-150
  8. Kunal J. Patel, Carl Atkinson, Ann-Marie Broome, Satish N. Nadig
    Pages 151-179
  9. Ravi Katari, Lauren Edgar, Kevin Enck, Andrea Peloso, Riccardo Tamburrini, Giuseppe Orlando
    Pages 181-213
  10. Gerald Brandacher, Maria Chicco, W. P. Andrew Lee
    Pages 215-234
  11. Daisuke Nakajima, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee
    Pages 235-259
  12. Armando Salim Munoz-Abraham, Christopher Ibarra, Raghav Agarwal, John Geibel, David C. Mulligan
    Pages 261-276
  13. J. A. Shah, B. Ekser, P. A. Vagefi
    Pages 277-295
  14. David J. Taber, Amit K. Mathur, Titte R. Srinivas
    Pages 297-313

About this book


This book provides an expert view into the current technologies that are revolutionizing the field of solid organ transplantation. This unique book provides insight into progress made in areas spanning robotic surgery to tissue engineering and also gives a glimpse into what may lie ahead for this innovative specialty. Topics covered include nanotherapy, machine perfusion, artificial organ development, robotics in transplant surgery, mobile health technology, stem cell therapy, and ex vivo repair of organs. This is an ideal book for biomedical engineers, physicians and surgeons, general and transplant surgeons, medical students, medical and surgical trainees, and transplant procurement technicians.  

This book also:

Provides a complete overview of the latest technologies in whole organ transplantation and is a central source for current novel concepts in transplantation

Enriches reader understanding of machine perfusion of organs, mobile health technology in transplantation, and xenotransplantation

Shares many insights into cellular therapy in transplantation and tolerance as well as nanotherapy in organ preservation and ischemia reperfusion injury


Solid Organ Transplantation Machine Perfusion of Organs Mobile Health Technology in Transplantation Robotics and transplant surgery Minimally Invasive Transplant Surgery Cellular therapy in transplantation Cellular therapy in tolerance Nanotherapy in organ preservation nanotherapy ischemia reperfusion injury Tissue bioengineering in transplantation composite tissue allotransplantation Ex vivo organ repair Xenotransplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Satish N. Nadig
    • 1
  • Jason A. Wertheim
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

About the editors

Satish Nadig is an Associate Professor in the Depts. of Surgery, Micro/Immuno, and Pediatrics and Associate Vice Chair of Research for the Dept. of Surgery. He is an adult and pediatric transplant surgeon and directs the NIH-funded Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory at MUSC. Dr. Nadig holds a Doctor of Philosophy in immunology from Oxford and has served as a national and international visiting professor. He has been identified as a “Key Opinion leader” in the Transplantation Society as well as a “Rising Star” in the ASTS. Dr. Nadig is the co-founder and C.M.O. of ToleRaM Nanotech, LLC. His research interests are focused on innovations in transplantation tolerance including cellular therapy, biotechnology, and transplant immunology. Dr. Nadig was named as one of Charleston, South Carolina’s Forty under 40 in 2015 and is featured in a 2016 TEDx Talk on organ donation.

Jason Wertheim is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation) and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering. In addition to his medical degree he also holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wertheim’s research focuses on developing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine-based approaches for renal and hepatic replacement therapies. His clinical interest is centred in abdominal organ transplantation. He is an international authority on tissue engineering and serves as the Chairperson of the Cellular Transplantation Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is an NIH funded investigator and is the recipient of numerous awards on his innovative research. Additionally, he serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of Organogenesis, Section Editor of Current Transplantation Reports and is on the editorial board of Vascular Composite Allotransplantation.

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