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Speaker Topics: Transplant Center


  • Renal disease & transplantation
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Positive crossmatch and ABO incompatible transplantation
  • Paired kidney exchange
  • Altruistic donor programs
  • Use of expanded criteria donors 
  • Use of pulsatile perfusion pumping to preserve and rescue donor organs
  • Gene/cell based therapies for ameliorating ischemia/reperfusion injury to transplanted organs

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Russell, Stuart Dean, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Heart failure and transplantation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Transplant, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Circulatory Support Devices, Congestive Heart Failure, Endomyocardial Biopsy, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pacemakers, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Right Heart Catheterization, Transplant Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device
Research Interests: Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Exercise Physiology, ARVD and Heart Failure, New therapies for congestive heart failure and cardiac transplantation, Chemotherapy induced heart failure, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy


  • Advanced heart failure
  • Surgical therapies for heart failure from a Cardiologist
  • Update on new therapies for heart failure