Gao, Qimeng, Michael S. Mulvihill, Uwe Scheuermann, Robert P. Davis, John Yerxa, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Matthew G. Hartwig, Debra L. Sudan, Stuart J. Knechtle, and Andrew S. Barbas. “Improvement in Liver Transplant Outcomes From Older Donors: A US National Analysis.” Ann Surg 270, no. 2 (August 2019): 333–39. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002876.
John Yerxa, MD
Clinical and Research Interests
I am planning on a career in trauma and critical care. My research interests include ischemia reperfusion injury as well as systems and process improvement in patient care.
What were you looking for in a residency program?
A place where I could continue to pursue research and clinical interests with a group of people that I felt like I fit well with.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The people first and foremost. We have all the help and support we could ask for with the autonomy to grow as well. The opportunities that Duke provides paired with faculty that are engaged in helping residents to grow was the selling point for me.
What advice do you have for incoming interns?
Work hard and take advantage of everything Duke and Durham have to offer. Don't stop doing the things that you love outside of work.
What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Durham has a great food scene, plenty of things to do outside of work, great college sports. Access to the mountains and the beach.
What do you like to do outside of Duke?
- Food, basketball, skiing, and fishing
Honors and Awards
- VASA resident research award 2015
- ED consultant
Scheuermann, Uwe, Minghua Zhu, Mingqing Song, John Yerxa, Qimeng Gao, Robert P. Davis, Min Zhang, et al. “Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns Induce Inflammatory Injury During Machine Preservation of the Liver: Potential Targets to Enhance a Promising Technology.” Liver Transpl 25, no. 4 (April 2019): 610–26. https://doi.org/10.1002/lt.25429.
Scheuermann, Uwe, Minghua Zhu, Mingqing Song, John Yerxa, Qimeng Gao, Robert Davis, Min Zhang, et al. “DAMP Release and Inflammasome Activation during Machine Preservation of the Liver.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 19:34–35. WILEY, 2019.
Davis, R., Q. Gao, J. Yerxa, M. Daneshmand, J. Haney, J. Klapper, M. Hartwig, and A. Barbas. “CXCR4 Inhibition Improves Donor Leukocyte Depletion during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 18:505–505. WILEY, 2018.
Scheuermann, U., K. Freischlag, Q. Gao, J. Yerxa, B. Ezekian, R. Davis, P. Schroder, and A. Barbas. “Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) is Not Inferior to Liver Donor Risk Index (LDRI) in Predicting Long-Term Liver Graft Survival.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 18:578–578. WILEY, 2018.
Yerxa, J., Q. Gao, U. Scheuermann, R. Davis, D. Vikraman, and A. Barbas. “Outcomes of Pediatric Donor Liver Grafts for Adult Transplantation: A National Analysis.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 18:385–385. WILEY, 2018.
Davis, R., Q. Gao, J. Yerxa, M. Daneshmand, J. Haney, J. Klapper, M. Hartwig, and A. Barbas. “CXCR4 Inhibition Improves Donor Leukocyte Depletion During Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 37:S221–S221. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2018.01.546.
Carter, Edward A., Ali A. Bonab, Kasie Paul, John Yerxa, Ronald G. Tompkins, and Alan J. Fischman. “Association of heat production with 18F-FDG accumulation in murine brown adipose tissue after stress.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine 52, no. 10 (October 2011): 1616–20. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.111.090175.
Carter, Edward A., Ali A. Bonab, Jeremy Goverman, Kasie Paul, John Yerxa, Ronald G. Tompkins, and Alan J. Fischman. “Evaluation of the antioxidant peptide SS31 for treatment of burn-induced insulin resistance.” International Journal of Molecular Medicine 28, no. 4 (October 2011): 589–94. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2011.752.