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Peter L. Abt, M.D.
Transplant Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
1 Founders
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Aisha Clark
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2094
Administrative Fax:
215-615-4900

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-6200
Clinical Fax: 215-615-4900
Private Patient Clinic: 215-662-2094
Patient Appointments: 215-662-6200

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Liver Transplant Program
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
5th Floor, Wood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient Appointments: 215-590-4281

Contact Information (internal use only)

peter.l.abt@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Peter Abt, MD, attended Brandeis University and received his medical degree at Dartmouth.  He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester in 2001 followed by a research and clinical fellowship in transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania.  After fellowship he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester and was recruited back to Penn in 2007.  Dr. Abt is the surgical director of the pediatric kidney transplant program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Abt’s clinical practice focuses on adult and pediatric liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation as well as living kidney donation.  In addition he has an active practice in dialysis access and laparoscopic liver surgery. Dr. Abt’s research interests primarily involve answering clinical questions related to transplantation through the use of national and regional data registries.  Current investigations focus on understanding the benefit of kidney transplantation in non-renal transplant recipients and dual organ transplants.  Ongoing translational studies address acute kidney injury in liver transplant recipients.  Dr. Abt is a member of the editorial board of Clinical Transplantation and has served on various committees for the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) as well as the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, where he serves as Chair of the Scientific Studies Committee.

 
Faculty Appointments
2003 - 2004 Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2004 - 2007 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Solid Organ Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
   
2007 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2012 - present Associate Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2004 - 2007 Attending Surgeon
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
   
2007 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2012 - present Associate Professor of Surgery at HUP
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2007 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2012 - present Associate Professor of Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1986 - 1990 B.A. Brandeis University (History/Biology)
Waltham, Massachusetts
 
1990 - 1994 M.D. Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1994 - 1996 Resident in General Surgery
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
 
1996 - 1998

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

 
1998 - 2001 Resident in General Surgery
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  
2001 - 2004 Fellow in Solid Organ Transplantation
Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
International Societies
2006 - present International Liver Transplantation Society
   
2007 - present International Pediatric Transplant Association
   
2012 - present International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association
   
2012 - present The Transplantation Society
   
National
1995 - present American College of Surgeons
(Fellow of the American College of Surgeons,
2009-Present)
   
2005 - present American Society of Transplant Surgeons
(Awards Committee, 2006-2009;
Scientific Studies Committee,2007-2009;
Scientific Studies Committee, Co-Chair 2010; Standards Committee 2009-present)
   
2006 - present Surgical Outcomes Club
   
2007 - 2009 OPTN/UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee
(Regional 2 Representative, 2007-2009)
   
2008 - present Association for Academic Surgery
(Program Committee, 2012)
   
2010 - present American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases
   
2012 - present Society of University Surgeons
   
2012 - present The Renal Network (Organ Procurement & Transplant Committee)
   
Local
2006 - 2007 New York State Committee on Quality Improvement in Living Kidney Donation
(Scientific committee, 2006-2007)
   
2009 - present Data Safety Monitoring Board for the New York City Uncontrolled Donation after Cardiac Death Program
   
2009 - present Gift of Life Donor Program
(Medical Advisory and Policy Board, 2009-present)
 
Research
1997 - 1997 Does Intrathymic Tolerance Require the Persistent Expression of Alloantigen?
   
1997 - 1997 Tolerance Induction with Alloantigen Pulsed Dendritic Cells
   
1998 - 1998 Can a Vascularized Chimera Thymus Transplant Prevent Chronic Rejection?
   
2002 - 2004 The Immune Response to Tumor in the Presence of Costimulatory Blockade
   
1998 - 1998 Tumor Surveillance in the Transplant Setting
   
2005 - 2007 Roche Opticept Study
   
2007 - 2009 Empire Clinical Researcher Investigator Program (ECRIP)
   
Clinical Trials
  Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)
   
  Retrospective Investigation of compli-cations Among Liver and Kidney Organ Donors Utilizing Discharge Coding Data
   
  Investigation of the Survival Benefit of Liver Transplantation Based Upon the Quality and Type of Organ Received. (Retrospective Study Using Center and UNOS Data)
   
  Retrospective Study to Explore the Underlying Cause of Regional Variation of Survival After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Utilizing the UNOS Database
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Wrzos, H. Abt, P L. Rapp, F.: Anti-interferon antibody inhibits natural killer cell activity in HSV-2 genital infection in C57BL/6J mice. Intervirology 31(2-4): 230-40, 1990.
  2. Abt P, Hisatake G, Lustik S, Ryan C, Flaherty K, Orloff M, Bronsther O: Brainstem progesterone receptor mRNA upregulation in a rat model of hepatic cirrhosis. Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 9(1): 33-9, 2000.
  3. Abt, P L. Patel, H J. Marsh, A. Schwartz, S I.: Analysis of thymectomy for myasthenia gravis in older patients: a 20-year single institution experience. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 192(4): 459-64, Apr 2001.
  4. Koniaris LG, Hendrickson RJ, Drugas G, Abt P, Schoeniger LO: Dynamic retention: A technique for closure of the complex abdomen in critically ill patients. Archives of Surgery 136(12): 1359-63, Dec 2001.
  5. Abt, Peter L. Halaby, Issam. Schoeniger, Luke O. Koniaris, Leonidas G.: Intrahepatic gas. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 195(1): 129, Jul 2002.
  6. Velidedeoglu, E. Crawford, M D. Desai, N M. Campos, L. Abt, P L. Markmann, J W. Mange, K C. Bloom, R. Olthoff, K M. Shaked, A. Markmann, J F.: Predictors of late kidney dysfunction post-liver transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 34(8): 3315-6, Dec 2002.
  7. Abt P, Crawford M, Desai N, Markmann J, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Liver transplantation from controlled non-heart-beating donors: An increased incidence of biliary complications. Transplantation 75(10): 1659-63, May 27 2003.
  8. Abt, Peter L. Desai, Niraj M. Crawford, Michael D. Forman, Lisa M. Markmann, Joseph W. Olthoff, Kim M. Markmann, James F.: Survival following liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors. Annals of Surgery 239(1): 87-92, Jan 2004.
  9. Desai, Niraj M. Mange, Kevin C. Crawford, Michael D. Abt, Peter L. Frank, Adam M. Markmann, Joseph W. Velidedeoglu, Ergun. Chapman, William C. Markmann, James F.: Predicting outcome after liver transplantation: utility of the model for end-stage liver disease and a newly derived discrimination function. Transplantation 77(1): 99-106, Jan 15 2004.
  10. Velidedeoglu, Ergun. Bloom, Roy D. Crawford, Michael D. Desai, Niraj M. Campos, Luis. Abt, Peter L. Markmann, Joseph W. Mange, Kevin C. Olthoff, Kim M. Shaked, Abraham. Markmann, James F.: Early kidney dysfunction post liver transplantation predicts late chronic kidney disease. Transplantation 77(4): 553-6, Feb 27 2004.
  11. Velidedeoglu E, Mange KC, Frank A, Abt P, Desai NM, Markmann JW, Reddy R, Markmann JF: Factors differentially correlated with the outcome of liver transplantation in HCV+ and HCV- recipients. Transplantation 77(12): 1834-42, Jun 27 2004.
  12. Abt, Peter L. Mange, Kevin C. Olthoff, Kim M. Markmann, James F. Reddy, K Rajender. Shaked, Abraham.: Allograft survival following adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 4(8): 1302-7, Aug 2004.
  13. Metz M, Kross M, Abt P, Bankey P-, Koniaris LG: Tree stand falls: A persistent cause of sports injury. Southern Medical Journal 97(8): 715-19, Aug 2004.
  14. Abt, Peter L. Rapaport-Kelz, Rachel. Desai, Niraj M. Frank, Adam. Sonnad, Seema. Rand, Elizabeth. Markmann, James F. Shaked, Abraham. Olthoff, Kim M.: Survival among pediatric liver transplant recipients: impact of segmental grafts. Liver Transplantation 10(10): 1287-93, Oct 2004.
  15. Frank A, Deng S, Huang X, Velidedeoglu E, Bae YS, Liu C, Abt P, Stephenson R, Mohiuddin M, Thambipillai T, Markmann E, Palanjian M, Sellers M, Naji A, Barker CF, Markmann JF: Transplantation for type I diabetes: Comparison of vascularized whole-organ pancreas with isolated pancreatic islets. Annals of Surgery 240(4): 631-43, Oct 2004.
  16. Bloom, RD, Sayer G, FA K, Constantinescu S, Abt P, Reddy KR: Outcome of hepatitis C virus-infected kidney transplant candidate who remain on the waiting list. American Journal of Transplantation 5(1): 139-44, Jan 2005.
  17. Jain A, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Mohanda R, Lansing K, Kelly M, Bozorgzadeh A: Use of hepatitis B core antibody-positive liver allograft in hepatitis C virus-positive and - negative recipients with use of short course of hepatitis B immunoglobulin and Lamivudine. Transplantation Proceedings 37(7): 3187-9, Sept 2005.
  18. Jain A, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Mohanka R, Lansing K, Romano J, Bozorgzadeh A: Survival outcome after hepatic retransplantation for hepatitis C virus-positive and - negative recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 37(7): 3159-61, Sept 2005.
  19. Jain A, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Mohanka R, Lansing K. Bozorgzadeh A: Transplantation of liver grafts from older donors: Impact on recipients with hepatitis C virus infection. Transplantation Proceedings 37(7): 3162-4, Sept 2005.
  20. Kelley M, Jain A, Kashyap R, Orloff M, Abt P, Wrobble K. Venkataramanan R, Bozorgzadeh A: Change in oral absorption of tacrolimus in a liver transplant recipient after reversal of jejunoileal bypass: Case report. Transplantation Proceedings 37(7): 3165-7, Sept 2005.
  21. Shah A, Kendall G, Demme RA, Taylor J, Bozorgzadeh A, Orloff M, Jain A, Abt P, Zand MS: Home glucometer monitoring markedly improves diagnosis of post renal transplant diabetes mellitus in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation 80(6): 775-81, Sept 27 2005.
  22. Abt, Peter L. Abdullah, Ibrahim. Korenda, Kathleen. Frank, Adam. Peterman, Heather. Stephenson, G Robert. Markmann, James F. Shaked, Abraham. Olthoff, Kim M.: Appendicitis among liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation 11(10): 1282-4, Oct 2005.
  23. Canter, R J. Abt, P L. Litzky, L A. Frank, A. Abt, A B. Sellers, M T. Markmann, J F. Olthoff, K M. Naji, A. Shaked, A.: Successful liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation from a donor with cerebral emboli from a left atrial myxoma. Transplantation Proceedings 37(10): 4334-6, Dec 2005.
  24. Jain A, Mohanka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Kelley M, Burlee K, Bozorgzadeh A: Intravenous mycophenolate mofetil with low-dose oral tacrolimus and steroid induction for live donor liver transplantation. Experimental & Clinical Transplantation: Official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation 3(2): 361-5, Dec 2005.
  25. Angona R, Abt P, Younan D, Massey T, Marvin M, Kashyap R, Richards D, Jones, K, Queschenbach J, Zand M, Jain A, Orloff M, Bozorgzadeh A: Modification of a biventricular assist device to facilitate preservative infusion and organ recovery in a non-heart-beating donor. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 38(2): 157-60, Jun 2006.
  26. Jain A, Menegus M, Mohanka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Mantry P, Bozorgzadeh A: HCV antibody quantitative levels in liver transplant patients: Do they have any relevance in clinical practice? Experimental & Clinical Transplantation: Official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation 4(1): 475-80, Jun 2006.
  27. Jain A, Mohanka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Cullen J, Lansing K, Bozorgzadeh A: University of Wisconsin versus histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate for tissue preservation in live-donor liver transplantation. Experimental & Clinical Transplantation: Official Journal of Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation 4(1): 451-7, Jun 2006.
  28. Jain A, Mohanka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Ryan C, Bozorgzadeh A: Question of using valganciclovir for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection prophylaxis in post-liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation 12(6): 1020-3, Jun 2006.
  29. Saad, Wael E A. Saad, Nael E A. Davies, Mark G. Bozorgdadeh, Adel. Orloff, Mark S. Patel, Nikhil C. Abt, Peter L. Lee, David E. Sahler, Lawrence G. Kitanosono, Takashi. Sasson, Talia. Waldman, David L.: Elective transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation for portal decompression in the immediate pretransplantation period in adult living related liver transplant recipient candidates: preliminary results. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology 17(6): 995-1002, Jun 2006.
  30. Abt, Peter L. Fisher, Carol A. Singhal, Arun K.: Donation after cardiac death in the US: history and use. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 203(2): 208-25, Aug 2006.
  31. Jain A, Mohanka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Romano J, Bryan L, Batzold P, Mantry P, Bozorgzadeh A: Characterization of CD4, CD8, CD56 positive lymphocytes and C4d deposits to distinguish acute cellular rejection from recurrent hepatitis C in post-liver transplant biopisies. Clinical Transplantation 20(5): 624-33, Sept/Oct 2006.
  32. Maloo M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Younan D, Zand M, Orloff M, Jain A, Pentland A, Scott G, Bozorgzadeh A: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis among liver transplant recipients: A single institution experience and topic update. American Journal of Transplantation 6(9): 2212-17, Sept 2006.
  33. Abt P, Kashyap R, Orloff M, Jain A, Tsoulfas G, Bozorgzadeh A, Olthoff K: Pediatric liver and kidney transplantation with allografts from DCD donors: A review of UNOS data. Transplantation 82(12): 1708-11, Dec 2006.
  34. Jain A, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Mantry P, Bozorgzabeh A: Postoperative impact of intraoperative biochemical changes at the completion of parenchymal division in living-donor liver transplantation. Experimental & Clinical Transplantation: Official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 4(2): 544-8, Dec 2006.
  35. Bozorgzadeh A, Orloff M, Abt P, Tsoulfas G, Younan D, Kashyap R, Jain A, Mantry P, Maliakkal B, Khorana A, Schwartz S: Survival Outcomes in Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Comparing Impact of Hepatitis C Versus Other Etiology of Cirrhosis. Liver Transplantation 13(6): 807-13, Jun 2007.
  36. Jain A, Venkataramanana R, Kwong T, Mohandka R, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Mack C, Williamson M, Batzold P, Bozorgzadeh A: Pharmacokinetics of Mycophenolic Acid in Liver Transplantation Patients After Intervenous and Oral Administration of Mycophenolate Mofetil. Liver Transplantation 13(6): 791-6, Jun 2007.
  37. Patel S, Orloff M, Tsoulfas G, Kashyap R, Jain A, Bozorgzadeh A, Abt P: Liver Transplantation in the United States: Identifying Donors at Risk for Perioperative Complications. American Journal of Transplantation 7(10): 2344-9, Oct 2007.
  38. Jain A, Sharma R, Ryan C, Tsoulfas G, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Batzold P, Sauberman L, Safadjou S, Graham M, Bozorgzadeh A: Potential Immunological Advantage of Intravenous Mycophenolate Mofetil with Tacrolimus and Steroids in Primary Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation and Live Donor Liver Transplantation without Antibody Induction. Liver Transplantation 14(2): 202-9, Feb 2008.
  39. Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Batzold P, Williamson M, Bozorgzadeh A: Pharmacokinetics of Tacrolimus in Living Donor Liver Transplant and Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation 85(4): 554-60, Feb 2008.
  40. Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Abt P, Orloff M, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Bozorgzadeh A: Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid in live donor liver transplant patients vs. deceased donor liver transplant patients. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 48(5): 547-52, May 2008.
  41. Kashyap R, Bozorgzadeh A, Abt P, Tsoulfas G, Maloo M, Sharma R, Patel S, Dombroski D, Safadjou S, Mantry P, Jain A, Orloff M: Stratifying Risk of Biliary Complications in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation by Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography (MRC). Transplantation 85(11): 1569-72, Jun 15 2008.
  42. Cassuto, James R. Patel, Siddharth A. Tsoulfas, Georgios. Orloff, Mark S. Abt, Peter L.: The cumulative effects of cold ischemic time and older donor age on liver graft survival. Journal of Surgical Research 148(1): 38-44, Jul 2008.
  43. Connolly GC, Chen R, Hyrien O, Mantry P, Bozorgzadeh A, Abt P, Khorana A: Incidence, Risk Factors and Consequences of Portal Vein Systemic Thromboses in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Thrombosis Research 122(3): 299-306, 2008.
  44. Patel S, Orloff M, Tsoulfas G, Cassuto J, Kashyap R, Zand M, Jain A, Bozorgzadeh A, Abt P: Minimizing Morbidity of Organ Donation: Analysis of Factors for Perioperative Complications Following Living-Donor Nephrectomy in the United States. Transplantation 85: 561-5, 2008.
  45. Hislop SJ, Patel SA, Abt PL, Singh MJ, Illig KA: Therapy of renal artery aneurysms in New York State: outcomes of patients undergoing open and endovascular repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery 23(2): 194-200, March 2009.
  46. Reich DJ, Mulligan DC, Abt PL, Pruett TL, Abecassis MM, D'Alessandro A, Pomfret EA, Freeman RB, Markmann JF, Hanto DW, Matas AJ, Roberts JP, Merion RM, Klintmalm GB: ASTS recommended practice guidelines for controlled donation after cardiac death organ procurement and transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 9(9): 2004-11, Sep 2009.
  47. Cassuto JR, Reese P, Bloom RB, Doyle A, Goral S, Naji A, Abt PL: Kidney transplantation in patients with a prior heart transplant. Transplantation 89: 427-433, Feb. 2010.
  48. Canter R, Patel S, Kennedy T, Angelica M, Jarnagin W, Fong Y, Blumgart L, Freeman R, DeMatteo R, Abt P.: "Comparative Analysis of Outcome in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Exceeding the Milan Criteria Treated with Liver Transplantation versus Partial Hepatectomy" Accepted for publication by The American Journal of Clinical Oncology. April 2010.
  49. Reese PP, Caplan AL, Abt PL, Bloom RD, Karlawish JH. : Should we use age to ration health care? The case of kidney transplantation. Accepted for publication by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society May 2010.
  50. Cassuto J, Reese P, Sonnad S, Bloom R, Levine M, Naji A, Abt P: Wait List Death and Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation among Non-Renal Transplant Recipients. Accepted for publication by The American Journal of Transplantation 2010.
  51. Halpern S, Barnes B, Hasz R, Abt P.: Estimated Supply of Organ Donors After Circulatory Determination of Death: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Journal of the American Medical Association 304(23): 2592-4, Dec. 2010.
  52. Hsu J, Reese P, Naji A, Levine M, Abt P: Increased Early Graft Failure in Right-Sided Living Donor Nephrectomy. Transplantation 91(1), Jan. 2011.
  53. Mendizabal M, Reddy K, Cassuto J, Olthoff K, Faust T, Makar G, Rand E, Shaked A, Abt P. : Liver Transplantation in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: Analysis of United Network for Organ Sharing Data. Liver Transplantation 17(3): 243-250, March 2011.
  54. Blosser C, Huverserian A, Bloom R, Abt P, Goral S, Thomasson A, Shults J, Reese P. : Age, Exclusion Criteria, and Generalizablity of Randomized Trials Enrolling Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation 91(8): 858-863, April 2011.
  55. Zand M, Orloff M, Abt P, Patel S, Tsoulfas G, Kashyap R, Jain A, Safadjou S, Bozorgzadeh A: High Mortality in Orthotopic Liver Transplant Recipients Who Require Hemodialysis. Clinical Transplantation 25(2): 213-221, April  2011.
  56. Hamilton K, Abt P, Rosenbach M, Bleicher M, Levine M, Mehta J, Montgomery S, Hasz R, Bono B, Tetzlaff M, Mildiner-Early S, Introcaso C, Blumberg E: Donor-derived Strongyloides Stercoralis Infections in Renal Transplant Recipients. Transplantation 91(9): 1019-1024, May 2011.
  57. Reese P, Feldman H, Bloom R, Abt P, Thomasson A, Shults J, Grossman R, Asch D.: Assessment of Variation in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Across Transplant Centers in the United States. Transplantation 91(12): 1357-63, Jun. 2011.
  58. Canter R, Patel S, Kennedy T, Angelica M, Jarnagin W, Fong Y, Blumgart L, Freeman R, DeMatteo R, Abt P.: Comparative Analysis of Outcome in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Exceeding the Milan Criteria Treated with Liver Transplantation versus Partial Hepatectomy. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 34(5): 466-471, Oct. 2011.
  59. Yoo P, Olthoff K, Abt P: Donation After Cardiac Death In Pediatric Organ Transplantation Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation 16(5): 483-8, Oct. 2011.
  60. Sung R, Abt P, Desai D, Garvey C, Segev D, Kaufman D: The Right Organ for the Right Recipient: The Ninth Annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons' State of the Art Winter Symposium. Clinical Transplantation 25(6): E592-598, Nov. 2011.
  61. Goral S, Abt P, Woo E: Elevated Serum Creatinine in a Kidney Transplant Recipient: Unusual Suspect. Clinical Nephrology 2011  Notes: In Press
  62. Redfield R, Parsons R, Rodriguez E, Mustafa M, Cassuto J, Vivek K, Noorchashm H, Naji A, Levine M, Abt P: Underutilization of A2 ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation Clinical Transplantation 2011 Notes: In Press.
  63. Cassuto J, Levine M, Reese P, Bloom R, Goral S, Naji A, Abt P.: The Influence of Induction Thepary for Kidney Transplantation after a Non-Renal Transplant. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 7(1): 158-166, Jan. 2012.
  64. Levine M, Reese P, Wood A, Baluarte JH, Huverserian A, Naji A, Abt P: Inferior Allograft Outcomes In Adolescent Recipients of Renal Transplants from Ideal Deceased Donors. Annals of Surgery 255(3): 556-564, Mar. 2012.
  65. Goldberg D, French B, Abt P, Feng S, Cameron A : Increasing Disparity in Waitlist Mortality Rates with Increased Model for End Stage Liver Disease Scores for Candidates with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Versus Candidates Without Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Transplantation 18(4): 434-443, Apr.  2012.
  66. Levine M, Abt P: Treatment Options and Strategies For Antibody Mediated Rejection After Renal Transplantation Seminars in Immunology 24(2): 136-142, Apr. 2012.
Contributions to peer-reviewed clinical research publications, participation cited but not by authorship
  1. Bernat JL, D'Alessandro, Port FK, Bleck TP, Heard SO, Medina SH, Rosenbaum SH, DeVita MA, Gaston RS, Merion RM, Barr ML, Marks WH, Nathan H, O'Connor K, Rudow DL, Leichtman AB, Schwab P, Ascher NL, Metzger RA, McBride V, Graham W, Wagner D, Warren J, Delmonico FL: Report of a national conference on donation after cardiac death. American Journal of Transplantation 6(2): 281-91, Feb 2006.
  2. Diamond IR, Fecteau A, Millis JM, Losanoff JE, Ng V, Anand R, Song C, SPLIT Research Group: Impact of Graft Type on Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation. A Report from Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT). Annals of Surgery 246(2): 301-10, Aug 2007.
  3. Soltys KA, Mazariegos GV, Squires RH, Sindhi RK, Anand R, The SPLIT Research Group: Late Graft Loss or Death in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of the SPLIT Database. American Journal of Transplantation 7: 2165-71, 2007.
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Abt P: Influenza: An agent in the genesis of schizophrenia? Brattleboro Retreat Psychiatry Review 2(3), 1993.
  2. Abt P, Hisatake G, Lee P: Does this patient need dialysis? Contemporary Surgery Page: 44-7, Jan 1997.
  3. Tsoulfas G, Abt P: Cardiovascular disease in pre- and post-renal transplant patients. Cardiovascular Disease in Transplantation 2008 Notes: Cardiovascular Disease in Transplantation: a monograph published by the International College of Surgeons.
Abstracts (Last 3 years)
  1. Cassuto J, Bloom R, Reese P, Naji A, Doyle A, Goral S, Abt P: Kidney transplantation in recipients with a prior heart transplant.Oral Presentation   American Society of Transplant Surgeons 9th Annual Winter Symposium, Marco Island, FL Jan 2009.
  2. Bleicher M, Trofe J, Reese P, Goral S, Doyle A, Abt P, Bloom RD: Similar longer term graft survival in African American and non-African American kidney recipients treated with rabbit anti-thymocyute (RATG) induction in conjunction with tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA  May 2009.
  3. Hasz RD, Nathan HM, Abt PL, Reich DJ, Edwards JM, West SM, Moritz MJ: One OPO's 12 Year Experience with Uncontrolled DCD Donation. American Transplant Congress,Boston, MA May 2009.
  4. Nathan HM, Hasz RD, Abt PL, Reich DJ, Edwards JM, West SM, Moritz MJ: One OPO's 13-year DCD experience increases the procurement of both DCD and DBD donors. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA  May 2009.
  5. Mendizabal M, Shaked A, Cassuto J, Reddy KR, Olthoff K, Abt P: Liver Transplantation in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: An Analysis of the UNOS Database. The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA Nov 2009 Notes: President's Choice Award.
  6. Cassuto J, Bloom R, Levine M, Sonnad S, Olthoff K, Shaked A, Naji A, Abt P: Wait List Death and Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation among Extra-Renal Transplant Recipients. Oral Presentation  American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 10th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Jan. 2010.
  7. Cassuto J, Bloom R, Reese P, Levine M, Sonnad S, Olthoff K, Shaked A, Abt P: Implication of HVC Status on Kidney Graft Survival in the Settings of a Previous or Simultaneous Liver Transplant: The Role of Induction Therapy.  American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 10th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Jan.  2010.
  8. Hsu J, Reese P, Levine M, Naji A, Abt P: Increased Graft Failure in Right-Sided Donor Nephrectomies  American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 10th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Jan. 2010.
  9. Waters J, Cassuto J, Naji A, Levine M, Reese P, Bloom R, Abt P: ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation: Graft Survival Trends. American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 10th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Jan. 2010.
  10. Abt P, Patel S, Cassuto J, Sonnad S, Levine M, Olthoff K, Naji A, Shaked A, Zand M: End Stage Renal Disease after Liver Transplantation: An Assessment of Mortality and the Benefit of Kidney Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  11. Blosser C, Huverserian A, Bloom R, Abt P, Goral S, Reese P: Exclusion of Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients from Randomized Clinical Trials. American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  12. Clark J, Goral S, Shaw L, Figurski M, Abt P, Bloom R: Comparative Study of Gastrointestinal (GI)Events in African American Kidney Transplant Recipients Treated with Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)Versus Enteric Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (ECMS). American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  13. Hsu J, Reese P, Levine M, Naji A, Abt P: Increased Graft Failure in Right-Sided Donor Nephrectomies. American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  14. Redfield R, Parsons R, Sonnad S, Levine M, Abt P: A2 ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation: Short and Long-Term Graft Survival.  American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  15. Thomasson A, Asch D, Feldman H, Shults J, Bloom R, Abt P, Reese P: Transplant Center Characteristics Associated with a Greater Likelihood of Live Donor Kidney Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA May 2010.
  16. Cassuto J, Reese P, Levine M, Bloom R, Naji A, Abt P: Kidney Transplantation Following Transplant of a Non-Renal Organ: The Role of Induction Therapy. Poster Presentation. American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 11th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Hollywood,Fl Jan.  2011.
  17. Levine M, Wood A, Baluarte H, Naji A, Reese P, Abt P : Recipient Age at Transplant: Impact on Graft Survival of Highest Quality Deceased-Donor Renal Allografts. Oral Presentation. American Society of Transplant Surgeons 11th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium,Hollywood, FL Jan. 2011.
  18. Bonnel A, Anderer K, Brandfass R, Abt P, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Long-Term Allograft Function and Pattern of Injury Following Abrupt or Gradual Discontinuation of Immunosuppression. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May 2011.
  19. Levine M, Porrett P, Cui R, Ottmann S, Hoteit M, Abt P, Furth E, Siegelman E, Rosen M, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Unexpected Multicentricity in Liver Explant Date from 358 Consecutive Liver Transplants for HCC: Implications for Resection of HCC in Cirrhotic Patients. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May  2011.
  20. Mu Y, Abt P, Levine M, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Consequences and Pattern of Injury Following Late Acute Cellular Rejection in Liver Transplant Recipients. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May 2011.
  21. Mu Y, Abt P, Levine M, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Consequences and Pattern of Injury Following Late Acute Cellular Rejection in Liver Transplant Recipients. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May 2011.
  22. Mu Y, Abt P, Levine M, Porrett P, Ottmann S, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Survival after Tumor Resection of HCC Single Metastases Following Liver Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA May  2011.
  23. Redfield R, Luo Y, Rostami S, Ziaie S, Vivek K, Mustafa M, Rodriguez E, Noorchashm H, Choi Y, Cancro M, Naji A, Abt P, Parson R: RANKL-Directed Immunotherapy Reduces Donor Specific Antibodies in Sensitized Mice. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May  2011.
  24. Redfield R, Parson R, Luo Y, Rostami S, Ziaie S, Vivek K, Rodriguez E, Mustafa M, Noorchashm H, Naji A, Abt P: Bortezomib Alone Is Sufficient To Eliminate Plasma Cells and Donor-Specific Antibody In Mice. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May  2011.
  25. Reese P, Bloom R, Abt P, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Wang F, Doshi M, Levine M, Goral S, Blosser C: Reporting of Race and Enrollment of Black Patients in Clinical Trials of Kidney Transplant Recipients. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA May 2011.
  26. Reese P, Bloom R, Abt P, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Wang F, Doshi M, Levine M, Goral S, Blosser C: Reporting of Race and Enrollment of Black Patients in Clinical Trials of Kidney Transplant Recipients. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA May 2011.
  27. Reese P, Leonard M, Olthoff K, Abt P, Huverserian A, Bleicher M, Shaked A, Goral S, Bloom R: Higher Vitamin D Is Associated with Short-Term Acute Rejection and Liver Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May 2011.
  28. Wolf J, Olthoff K, Abt P: Single Center Outcomes for Simultaneous Thoracic and Abdominal Organ Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA  May  2011.
  29. Levine M, Enestvedt K, Porrett P, Cui R, Hoteit M, Mu Y, Siegelman E, Sonnad S, Abt P, Shaked A, Olthoff K.: Incidental Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Recipients Is Associated With Fatty Liver Disease abd Conveys A Low Risk of Recurrent Malignancy After Transplant  Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV Feb. 2012.
  30. Goldberg D, French B, Abt P, Feng S, Cameron A: Increasing Disparity in Waitlist Mortality Rates with Increased MELD Scores for Candidates with Versus without Hepatocellular Carcinoma. ILTS 18th Annual International Congress, San Francisco, CA May 2012.
  31. Mu Y, Sonnad S, Abt P, Levine M, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Late Acute Cellular Rejection after Liver Transplantation: Pattern of Injury, Chronic Rejection and Graft Survival. ILTS 18th Annual International Congress, San Francisco, CA  May 2012.
  32. Bahirwani R, Forde K, Mu Y, Lin F, Reese P, Abt P, Reddy R, Levine M: End-Stage Renal Disease after Liver Transplantation in Paitents with Pre-Transplant Chronic Kidney Disease  American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  33. Blumberg E, Hasz R, Reese P, Pancoska C, Moritz M, Kraeuter L, Kauffman K, Abt P: Proceeding to Donation and Transplantation with Apparent False Positive HIV NAT Testing: Initial Results. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  34. Charak G, Guzman A, Abt P, Goldberg D, Levine M, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Early Allograft Dysfunction Is Not Associated with Graft Failure in Liver Recipients of High Donor Risk Index Organs. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  35. Enestvedt K, Malik S, Goldberg D, Porrett P, Levine M, Olthoff K, Shaked A, Abt P: Predicting Survival Following Liver Retransplantation: Validation of a Donor-Derived Scoring System. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  36. Eyileten T, Trofe-Clark J, Goral S, Sawinski D, Bleicher M, Levine M, Abt P, Ende L, Van Deerlin V, Bloom R: Single Center Experience with Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation  American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  37. Goldberg D, French B, Abt P, Feng S, Cameron A: Increasing Disparity in Waitlist Mortality Rates and Increased MELD Scores for Candidates with Versus without Hepatocellular Carcinoma. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  38. Goldberg D, Rueber R, Bahirwani R, Abt P, Levine M, Sawinski D, Bloom R, Reese P: Risk of End Stage Renal Disease after Liver Transplant Among Recipients with Sustained Pre-Transplant Renal Dysfunction. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  39. Gupta M, Wood A, Abt P, Levine M: Pediatric First Kidney Transplant Graft Survival Correlates with Second Transplant Graft Survival  American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  40. Malik S, Sonnad S, Fayek S, Olthoff K, Abt P, Levine M, Shaked A: Donor and Peri-Operative Variables Impacting Liver Retransplantation Outcomes. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  41. Nair M, Ruskin L, Chiang C, Abt P, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Schaeffer G, Doll S, Reese P, Levine M: Catergoris and Predictors of Early Re-Hospitalization after Kidney Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  42. Porrett P, Malik S, Cui R, Ottmann S, Drazek D, Hoteit M, Abt P, Shaked A, Olthoff K, Levine M: Increasing Wait Time Does Not Adversity Impact Wait List or Transplant Outcomes in Patients with HCC  American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  43. Redfield R, Rodriguez E, Lou Y, Mustafa M, Rostami S, Devalaraja S, Murayama M, Parson R, Abt P, Hooman N, Naji A: Anti-IL-5 Immunotherapy Depletes Alloreactive Plasma Cells. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  44. Reese P, Bloom R, Shults J, Thomasson A, Mussell A, Rosas S, Kirsten J, Abt P, Levine M, Nair M, Caplan A, Feldman H, Karlawish J: Waiting List Functional Status Is A Potent Predictor of Mortality Among Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients, Regardless of Age. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June 2012
  45. Ruebner R, Reese P, Denburg M, Xie D, Abt P, Furth S: Risk Factors for End Stage Kidney Disease After Pediatric Liver Transplantation: 20 year US Experience  American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  46. Sawinski D, Patel H, Haddad D, Abt P, Levine M, Reese P, Goral S, Bleicher M, Reddy R, Bloom R: Pretransplant Liver Histology and Posttransplant Outcome in HCV+ Kidney Recipients. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
  47. Zimmerman M, Baker T, Freise C, Hong J, Kumer S, Abt P, Cotterell A, Goodrich N, Merion R: Aggregate Morbidity and Resolution of Biliary Complications after Living Donor and Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation: A Report from the Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study(A2ALL). American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA June  2012
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Wrzos, H. Gibbons, J. Abt, P L. Gifford, R R. Yang, H C.: Human herpesvirus 6 in monocytes of transplant patients. [Letter] Lancet 335(8687): 486-7, Feb 24 1990.
  2. Abt PL, Shaked A: The allograft immune response. Liver Transplantation. Lucey M, Neuberger J, Shaked A (eds.). Georgetown, TX: Landes Bioscience, Page: 5-16, 2003 Notes: Chap. 2.
  3. Olthoff K, Abt PL, Shaked A: Liver transplantation. The Requisites in Gastroenterology, Volume 3: Hepatobiliary Tract and Pancreas. Reddy KR, Long W (eds.). St. Louis: Mosby Inc. Page: 243-55, 2004 Notes: Chap. 12.
  4. Porrett PM, Kamoun M, Parsons R, Bloom R, Goral S, Reese P, Grossman R, Baluarte J, Bleicher M, Doyle A, Markmann JF, Levine M, Barker C, Olthoff K, Naji A, Shaked A, Abt P: Kidney Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania: 1998-2008. Clinical Transplants P. Terasaki (eds.). Page: 143-152, 2009 Notes: Chapter 10.
  5. Reese P, Abt P, Bloom R: Protecting live kidney and liver donors. The Penn Center guide to bioethics. [In press] Ravitsky V, Fiester A, Caplan AL (eds.). 2009 Notes: Chap.63.
  6. Abt PL, Olthoff KM: The Role of Retransplantation. Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, 11th Edition. Schiff E (eds.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2010 Notes: In Press.
  7. Abt PL, Baluarte J: Kidney Transplantation Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, 2nd Edition. Mattei P (eds.). Springer Publishing, New York 2011, 2011.

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