“Liver Machine Perfusion: A Primer for Anesthesiologists”
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Diethard Monbaliu, Associate Professor, University Hospital Leuven Belgium
Diethard MONBALIU (°Oostende, Belgium in 1971), MD, PhD currently works as an abdominal transplant surgeon at the University Hospitals Leuven, and is associate professor at the Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (anatomy and clinical bioethics). His current research and scientific interest focuses on liver transplantation from donation after circulatory death donors, machine perfusion preservation, modulation of ischemia/reperfusion injury, peritoneal dialysis access and physical exercise after transplantation. He is a Senior Clinical researcher granted by the Research foundation Flanders (FWO) since 2015. He is the founder and chair of Transplantoux which raises awareness regarding organ donation, motivates transplant
recipients to exercise and live a healthy life. He is the founder and chair of the international Transplantoux symposium Time to move.
“DCD Heart Transplantation: Where Do We Stand?”
Peter Neuberger, Associate Professor, NYU
Peter Neuburger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care & Pain Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he also serves as Director of Anesthesia for the Heart Valve Center. He is active in the ASA where he lectures on transplant anesthesiology, regional anesthesia and structural heart disease. He is Chair of the Bylaws Committee for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Neuburger serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.
“ECMO in Liver Transplantation: Does It Work?”
Greg Serrao, Assistant Professor, Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Gregory Serrao joined Mount Sinai Heart and the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute full-time faculty on July 15th, 2019 in the role of Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Cardiac Cath Lab. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering at The Cooper Union for Advancement in Science and Art and a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University FU School of Engineering. He then completed medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he graduated with Distinction in Research for his work in cardiac tissue engineering. Dr. Serrao completed his internal medicine residency at Columbia University’s NY Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed general cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai, where he served as chief fellow in his final year, and continued on to an interventional cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai, where he also served as chief fellow.
“Lung Transplantation on ECMO”
Barbara Wilkey, Associate Professor, University of Colorado
Dr. Wilkey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 1999 and then her Medical degree in 2008. All three degrees from her beloved Alma Mater, the University of Florida. Dr. Wilkey came to Colorado in 2008, first to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital for a Transitional Internship and then to the University of Colorado for Anesthesiology Residency and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. Dr. Wilkey is currently working he University of Colorado as an Attending Anesthesiologist specializing in lung, heart and liver transplantation.
“Intraoperative CRRT for Transplant in 2021”
Michael Lin, Assistant Professor, UCLA
Dr. Michael Lin completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Stanford Hospital. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2018, where he works in both the surgical and cardiothoracic ICUs, as well as on the liver transplant anesthesiology teams. He serves as the Medical Co-Director for the Emergency Response Team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital. His research interests include angiotensin II use in cirrhotic patients and long-term outcomes of intraoperative anesthesia practices during liver transplantation.