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

Rolf Barth, MDRolf 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, PhDJonathan Scott Bromberg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver Transplantation

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


Erika Feller, MDErika 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


Jonathan LaMattina, MDJonathan 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, MDSilke 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