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Paul Schroder, MD, PhD

House Staff
College/University: 
John Carroll University
Medical School: 
The University of Toledo College of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical interest: Abdominal organ transplantation
  • Research interest: Transplantation immunology

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A program that would provide me with a well-rounded surgical education, a place that provided opportunity for me to do additional research in the field of transplant immunology, and a place that had a strong abdominal organ transplant program that I could engage with and learn from prior to embarking on fellowship training.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The Surgery faculty are excellent and committed to resident learning. The opportunities for research in a multitude of fields related to surgery or surgical sciences is also a strength of the program.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

The more promising your talents, the harder you will be pushed and the better surgeon you will become. The first year will go by faster than you think. Learn all that you can.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

The cost of living is very reasonable and there are an abundance of outdoor activities to do as well as a temperate climate all year round.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I enjoy paddleboarding, playing golf, and music.

Honors and Awards

  • June 2019 Oral Presentation at the American Transplant Congress 2019
    • "Dual targeting desensitization with Carfilzomib plus Lulizumab significantly prolongs kidney transplant survival in allosensitized nonhuman primates." Paul M. Schroder*, Robin Schmitz, Zachary Fitch, Brian Ezekian, Janghoon Yoon, John Yi, Ashley Choi, Andrew Barbas, Frank Leopardi, Bradley Collins, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle
  • June 2019 Poster Presentations at the American Transplant Congress 2019
    • "Novel in vitro germinal center culture system demonstrates more aggressive B cell to plasmablast differentiation in allosensitized nonhuman primates." Paul M. Schroder*, Janghoon Yoon, Robin Schmitz, Zachary Fitch, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle.
    • "Pre-transplant multidimensional flow cytometric analysis of kidney transplant recipients reveals novel immune signature of allograft rejection." Paul M. Schroder*, John S. Yi, Kent J. Weinhold, Cliburn Chan, Marybeth Joshi, Christy Walters, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle.
  • April 2019 *Poster of Distinction Presented at Duke Surgery Research Day 2019
    • "Dual targeting desensitization with Carfilzomib plus Lulizumab significantly prolongs kidney transplant survival in allosensitized nonhuman primates." Paul M. Schroder*, Robin Schmitz, Zachary Fitch, Brian Ezekian, Janghoon Yoon, John Yi, Ashley Choi, Andrew Barbas, Frank Leopardi, Bradley Collins, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle
  • December 2018 Poster Presentations at the Great Lakes Transplant Immunology Forum 2018
    • "Desensitization with Carfilzomib Plus CD28dAb Significantly Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Allosensitized Nonhuman Primates." Paul M. Schroder*, Robin Schmitz, Zachary Fitch, Brian Ezekian, Janghoon Yoon, Andrew Barbas, Frank Leopardi, Bradley Collins, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle.
    •  "Generation of an Efficient and Reliable Method for Modeling the Germinal Center Reaction In Vitro." Paul M. Schroder*, Janghoon Yoon, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle.
  • June 2018 Poster Presentations at the American Transplant Congress 2018
    • "Humoral Immunity to CMV Remains Intact after Dual Targeting Desensitization in Allosensitized Nonhuman Primates." Paul Schroder*, Brian Ezekian, Frances Saccoccio, Janghoon Yoon, Maria Dennis, Kyle Freischlag, Jean Kwun, Sallie Permar, and Stuart Knechtle.
  • February 2018 Oral Presentation at the Academic Surgical Congress 2018
    • "Identifying Factors that Decrease Utilization of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Stage III Colon Cancer." Paul M. Schroder*, Megan C. Turner, Brian Ezekian, Zhifei Sun, Mohamed A. Adam, Christopher R. Mantyh, and John Migaly.

Publications

Ju, Weiqiang, Cheukfai Li, Chuanzhao Zhang, Dicken Shiu-Chung Ko, Dongping Wang, Ming Han, Paul M. Schroder, et al. “Outcome of the use of paediatric donor livers in adult recipients: A single Chinese centre experience.” Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology 43, no. 2 (April 2019): 148–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinre.2018.08.018.

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Schroder, P., J. S. Yi, K. J. Weinhold, C. Chan, M. Joshi, C. Walters, J. Kwun, and S. J. Knechtle. “Pre-Transplant Multidimensional Flow Cytometric Analysis of Kidney Transplant Recipients Reveals Novel Immune Signature of Allograft Rejection.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 19:765–66. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

David, E., M. Zhu, B. Bennett, D. Cheng, A. Nichols, W. Parker, P. Schroder, N. McIver, A. Kirk, and E. Chambers. “Undernutrition and Leptin Deficiency Modulates T Cell Immunity in Transplantation.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 19:383–383. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Khattar, Mithun, Caitlin E. Baum, Paul Schroder, Joshua D. Breidenbach, Steven T. Haller, Wenhao Chen, and Stanislaw Stepkowski. “Interleukin 21 (IL-21) regulates chronic allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in murine heart allograft rejection.” Plos One 14, no. 11 (January 2019): e0225624. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225624.

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Freischlag, K., M. Adam, M. Turner, J. Watson, B. Ezekian, P. M. Schroder, C. Mantyh, and J. Migaly. “With widespread adoption of MIS colectomy for colon cancer, does hospital type matter?” Surg Endosc 33, no. 1 (January 2019): 159–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-6289-7.

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Zhu, Zebin, Yunhua Tang, Shanzhou Huang, Qiang Zhao, Paul M. Schroder, Zhiheng Zhang, Yixi Zhang, et al. “Donor liver apoptosis is associated with early allograft dysfunction and decreased short-term graft survival after liver transplantation.” Clinical Transplantation 32, no. 12 (December 2018): e13438. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13438.

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Ezekian, Brian, Michael S. Mulvihill, Paul M. Schroder, Brian F. Gilmore, Harold J. Leraas, Brian C. Gulack, Sarah Jane Commander, et al. “Improved contemporary outcomes of liver transplantation for pediatric hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.” Pediatr Transplant 22, no. 8 (December 2018): e13305. https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.13305.

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Freischlag, Kyle, Paul M. Schroder, Brian Ezekian, Morgan L. Cox, Michael S. Mulvihill, Matthew G. Hartwig, and Stuart J. Knechtle. “Improved survival in simultaneous lung-liver recipients and candidates in the modern era of lung allocation.” J Surg Res 231 (November 2018): 395–402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.06.007.

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Ezekian, Brian, Paul M. Schroder, Kyle Freischlag, Janghoon Yoon, Jean Kwun, and Stuart J. Knechtle. “Contemporary Strategies and Barriers to Transplantation Tolerance.” Transplantation 102, no. 8 (August 2018): 1213–22. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002242.

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Huang, Bingsong, Yi Shi, Jun Liu, Paul M. Schroder, Suxiong Deng, Maogen Chen, Jun Li, Yi Ma, and Ronghai Deng. “The early outcomes of candidates with portopulmonary hypertension after liver transplantation.” Bmc Gastroenterology 18, no. 1 (June 7, 2018): 79. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12876-018-0797-8.

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