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Speaker Topics: Transplant Center

Photo of Dr. Robert Avery Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D.

Montgomery, Robert Avery, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Director, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Abdominal Surgery, ABO Incompatible Transplant, Altruistic Donor Programs, Complex Kidney Transplant, HLA Incompatible Transplant, Incompatible Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery, Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy, Live Donor Kidney Transplant, Live Donor Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nondirected Kidney Donor Program, Paired Kidney Exchange, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Positive Crossmatch Transplant, Reconstruction of Kidney Transplant Ureters, Redo Kidney Transplant, Vascular Surgery
Research Interests: Dr. Montgomery is a co-principal investigator for an NIH/ITN sponsored tolerance clinical trial for simultaneous donor bone marrow and live donor kidney transplantation. He runs multiple investigator initiated clinical trials of novel desensitization therapies. His research interests include mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory effect of plasmapheresis, stem cell therapy for highly sensitized patients, and gene and cell based therapies in transplantation.


  • 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, 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



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