Transplant Surgery - Grand Rounds

Below is the list of presenters, their talk topics and the learning objectives. To schedule a Grand Rounds talk, please complete the Grand Rounds form.

Rolf Barth, MD | Curriculum Vitae
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary

Face Transplantation and Transplantation Studies in Vascularized Composite Allografts

  • Discuss status of emerging field of vascularized composite allotransplantation
  • Describe preclinical research in animal models investigating face transplantation
  • Present Clinical trial of face transplantation and outcomes

Paradigm Shifts in Liver Transplantation

  • Expanded indications for liver transplant – alcoholic, Hepatitis and Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Improved Surgical Approaches – specialized anesthesia, ICU, surgical teams
  • Living Donor Liver Transplants – discuss rationale and growth of living donor transplants

University of Maryland Experience with Liver Transplant for HCC

  • Course participants will understand the current state of liver transplant Tatian for patients inside Milan criteria
  • Participant to have an understanding of how the allocation of organs in the new share 35 era has affected liver cancer patients
  • Participants will understand the role living donor liver transplant has had in the treatment of HCC


Jonathan Scott Bromberg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver Transplantation

  • Advances in Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
  • Transplantation Immunosuppression


Erika Feller, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Transplantation

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support: Past, Present and Future
  • Treatment Strategies for End-stage Heart Failure
  • LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Devices) for End-stage Cardiomyopathy



Steve Hanish, MD | Curriculum Vitae
Director of Hepatobiliary Surgery 

  • Topic: Paradigm Shifts in HCC Therapy 
  • State of the Art: What's New in Liver Transplantation and Management of the Hepatic Failure?



Jonathan LaMattina, MD | Curriculum Vitae
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Living Donor Liver Transplantation

  • Learn the rationale for living liver donation
  • Understand the surgical approach for living donor hepatectomy
  • Appreciate potential donor and recipient complications

Beyond Mere Liver Transplantation

  • Convey modern alternative to emergent deceased donor liver transplantation
  • Discuss present strategies aiming towards clinical liver xenotransplantation
  • Demonstrate techniques for liver generation in the laboratory

State of the Art: What's New in Liver Transplantation and Management of the Hepatic Failure?

  • Convey modern alternatives to emergent deceased donor liver transplantation
  • Discuss present strategies aiming towards clinical liver xenotransplantation
  • Demonstrate techniques for liver generation in the laboratory



Silke Niederhaus, MD | Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Surgeon
Recipient- Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Successful Use of Pediatric Kidney Transplanted Into Adult Recipients

  • To define what a pediatric donor kidney is and why it is different from an adult donor
  • To delineate when to use a pediatric donor kidney as a single organ vs 'en block'
  • To discuss complications specific to pediatric donor kidneys

Overview of Pancreas Transplantation

  • To discuss indications for a pancreas transplant
  • To discuss the history of pancreas transplantation
  • To discuss the nature of the operation and its complications