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Abimereki D. Muzaale, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H.

Abimereki Dhatemwa Muzaale, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H.

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Instructor of Surgery

Research Interests: Live donor kidney transplantation and the safety of live kidney donors


Dr. Muzaale is an instructor of surgery in the division of transplantation. His postdoctoral research focused on the physiological consequences of live kidney donation and it challenged the orthodoxy fundamentally. The prevailing belief for over 50 years was that a donor faced no additional risk attributable to donor nephrectomy. However, he and his colleagues demonstrated an increase in risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) following live kidney donation, albeit from a very low baseline risk. As a corrective, live donor consent forms across the world now cite his work. His recent research proposes key causal pathways underlying the increase in risk of ESRD following donation and highlights potential points of intervention in both the predonation and postdonation periods. more


  • Instructor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • M.B.Ch.B., Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Medicine (Uganda) (2004)
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Segev DL, Muzaale AD, Caffo BS, Mehta SH, Singer AL, Taranto SE, McBride MA, Montgomery RA. Perioperative mortality and long-term survival following live kidney donation. JAMA. 2010 Mar 10;303(10):959-66. doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.237.

Muzaale AD, Massie AB, Wang MC, Montgomery RA, McBride MA, Wainright JL, Segev DL. Risk of end-stage renal disease following live kidney donation. JAMA. 2014 Feb 12;311(6):579-86.?

Muzaale AD, Massie AB, Anjun S, Liao C, Garg AX, Lentine KL, Segev DL. Recipient Outcomes Following Transplantation of Allografts From Live Kidney Donors Who Subsequently Developed End Stage Renal Disease. Am J Transplant. 2016 May 12. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13869. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27172445 ?

Anjum S, Muzaale AD, Massie AB, Bae S, Luo X , Grams ME, Lentine KL, Garg AX, Segev DL. Patterns of End Stage Renal Disease Caused by Diabetes, Hypertension, and Glomerulonephritis in Live Kidney Donors. Am J Transplant. 2016 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13917. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27287605

Fahmy LM, Massie AB, Muzaale AD, Bagnasco SM, Orandi BJ, Alejo JL, Boyarsky BJ, Anjum SK, Montgomery RA, Dagher NN, Segev DL. Long-Term Renal Function in Living Kidney Donors who had Histological Abnormalities at Donation. Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016 Jun;100(6):1294-8. PMID: 27152920 ?

Activities & Honors


  • Junior Investigator Award, 2014, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Young Investigator Award, 2014, American Transplant Congress


  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2012
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