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David D. Aufhauser, Jr., M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Aufhauser is a fourth year surgery resident planning on a career in transplant surgery. He grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Biological Sciences and History in 2007. He received his MD from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2011. He is currently a research fellow in the lab of Dr. Matthew Levine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research focuses on interventions to mitigate iscehmia-reperfusion injury in kidney and liver transplantation.

2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2007 - 2011 MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003 - 2007 BS - Biological Sciences / BA - History
Stanford University
Stanford, California
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
07/2014 - Present
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery, Transplantation Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Matthew Levine
Developing novel interventions for mitigation of ischemia-reperfusion injury in renal and liver transplantation
06/2010 – 09/2010
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery, Transplantation Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Researcher, Dr. Peter Abt
Investigated the role of donor steatosis on liver transplant outcomes; examined ways to predict, prevent, and manage intraoperative cardiac arrests during liver transplantations
01/2006 – 06/2007
Stanford University, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford, California
Undergraduate Researcher, Drs. Alan Krensky and Carol Clayberger
Investigated the function of the human immune molecule granulysin through transgenic mice
06/2004 – 09/2004
Vaccine Research Center, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Gary Nabel
Developed an independent project using pseudo-viruses to investigate the mechanisms of antibody neutralization and of viral assembly

06/2002 – 08/2002
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Cancer Research Training Award Recipient, Dr. Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson
Studied the role of the TIMP-1 enzyme in lymphoma through transgenic mouse models

  1. Aufhauser DD Jr, Rose T, Levine M, Barnett R, Ochroch EA, Aukburg S, Greenblatt E, Olthoff K, Shaked A, Abt P.  Cardiac arrest associated with reperfusion of the liver during transplantation: incidence and proposal for a management algorithm.  Clin Transplant. 2013 Mar-Apr; 27(2):185-92.
  2. Massey PR, Sakran JV, Mills AM, Sarani B, Aufhauser DD Jr, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Kelz RR, Holena DN.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in necrotizing soft tissue infections.  J Surg Res. 2012 Mar 28.
2011 I.S. Ravdin Award for Excellence in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2011 Merck Manual Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2007 - 2011 Gamble Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 
2007 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Stanford University



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