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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

Schroder, Paul, Weikai Qu, and Jorge Ortiz. “Kidney Donor Profile Index Informs Decision to Retransplant for Patients with One Prior Failed Kidney Transplant.” American Journal of Transplantation 16 (January 1, 2016): 37–37.

Scholars@Duke

Schroder, Paul, Stanislaw Stepkowski, Caitlin Baum, Wenhao Chen, and Mithun Khattar. “THE ROLE OF IL-21 IN CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT REJECTION.” Transplant International 28 (November 1, 2015): 58–58.

Scholars@Duke

Panchal, Hinaben, Justin Muskovich, Jeromy Patterson, Paul M. Schroder, and Jorge Ortiz. “Expanded criteria donor kidneys for retransplantation United Network for Organ Sharing update: proceed with caution.” Transplant International : Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation 28, no. 8 (August 2015): 990–99. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.12584.

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He, X., G. Xu, W. Liang, B. Liu, Y. Xu, Z. Luan, Y. Lu, et al. “Nomogram for Predicting Time to Death After Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment in Patients With Devastating Neurological Injury.” American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 15, no. 8 (August 2015): 2136–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13231.

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Schroder, Paul M., Mithun Khattar, Caitlin E. Baum, Yoshihiro Miyahara, Wenhao Chen, Rohit Vyas, Shravan Muralidharan, Beata Mierzejewska, and Stanislaw M. Stepkowski. “PD-1-dependent restoration of self-tolerance in the NOD mouse model of diabetes after transient anti-TCRβ mAb therapy.” Diabetologia 58, no. 6 (June 2015): 1309–18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-015-3564-1.

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Baum, C., M. Khattar, P. Schroder, W. Chen, and S. Stepkowski. “IL-21 Regulates Creation of Tertiary Lymphoid Organs in Chronic Allograft Rejection.” In American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 15. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Zheng, Zhouying, Wenhua Liang, Dongping Wang, Paul M. Schroder, Weiqiang Ju, Linwei Wu, Zheng Zheng, Yushu Shang, Zhiyong Guo, and Xiaoshun He. “Adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis.” International Journal of Cancer 136, no. 6 (March 2015): E751–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29203.

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Xie, Aini, Xiong Zheng, Mithun Khattar, Paul Schroder, Stanislaw Stepkowski, Jiahong Xia, and Wenhao Chen. “TCR stimulation without co-stimulatory signals induces expression of "tolerogenic" genes in memory CD4 T cells but does not compromise cell proliferation.” Molecular Immunology 63, no. 2 (February 2015): 406–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molimm.2014.09.013.

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Ye, Hui, Qiang Zhao, Yufang Wang, Dongping Wang, Zhouying Zheng, Paul Michael Schroder, Yao Lu, et al. “Outcomes of Technical Variant Liver Transplantation versus Whole Liver Transplantation for Pediatric Patients: A Meta-Analysis.” Plos One 10, no. 9 (January 2015): e0138202. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138202.

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Mierzejewska, Beata, Paul M. Schroder, Caitlin E. Baum, Annette Blair, Connie Smith, Rene J. Duquesnoy, Marilyn Marrari, et al. “Early acute antibody-mediated rejection of a negative flow crossmatch 3rd kidney transplant with exclusive disparity at HLA-DP.” Human Immunology 75, no. 8 (August 2014): 703–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2014.04.001.

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