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Debra L Sudan, MD

Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Professor in Pediatrics
Office: 223 Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3512 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

I am interested clinically in all abdominal organ transplants (kidney, liver, pancreas and intestine).  I am specifically interested in intestine transplantation and improving intestine graft preservation and long-term graft function and patient survival.  In addition, I am interested in monitoring of patients to improve our ability to determine the etiology of graft dysfunction when there are complex interacting issues such as infection and rejection as well as examining better immunosuppressive regimens to maintain excellent graft function.  We have numerous research studies and trial to improve our knowledge in these areas and thereby contribute to improved patient outcomes!

Education and Training

  • M.D., Wright State University, 1994

Selected Grants

Publications

Kardashian, Ani, Sander S. Florman, Brandy Haydel, Richard M. Ruiz, Goran B. Klintmalm, David D. Lee, C Burcin Taner, et al. “Liver Transplantation Outcomes in a U.S. Multicenter Cohort of 789 Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting Beyond Milan Criteria.” Hepatology 72, no. 6 (December 2020): 2014–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.31210.

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Moris, Dimitrios, Brian I. Shaw, Jared Gloria, Samuel J. Kesseli, Mariya L. Samoylova, Robin Schmitz, Miriam Manook, et al. “Textbook Outcomes in Liver Transplantation.” World J Surg 44, no. 10 (October 2020): 3470–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05625-9.

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Kesseli, Samuel J., Mariya L. Samoylova, Dimitrios Moris, Ashton A. Connor, Robin Schmitz, Brian I. Shaw, Jared N. Gloria, et al. “Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation Between Veterans Affairs and Civilian Hospitals: Considerations in the Context of the MISSION Act.” Ann Surg 272, no. 3 (September 1, 2020): 506–10. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004119.

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Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ronnie Shammas, Brett T. Phillips, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Debra L. Sudan, Henk Giele, Suhail K. Mithani, and Detlev Erdmann. “Surgical Techniques for Revascularization in Abdominal Wall Transplantation.” J Reconstr Microsurg 36, no. 7 (September 2020): 522–27. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1709481.

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Shaw, Brian I., Debra L. Sudan, L Ebony Boulware, and Lisa M. McElroy. “Striking a Balance in Simultaneous Heart Kidney Transplant: Optimizing Outcomes for All Wait-Listed Patients.” J Am Soc Nephrol 31, no. 8 (August 2020): 1661–64. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2020030336.

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Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ralph F. Erdmann, Ronnie Shammas, Debra L. Sudan, Suhail K. Mithani, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Detlev Erdmann. “Synchronous Abdominal Wall and Small-bowel Transplantation: A 1-year Follow-up.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8, no. 7 (July 2020): e2995. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000002995.

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DiNorcia, Joseph, Sander S. Florman, Brandy Haydel, Parissa Tabrizian, Richard M. Ruiz, Goran B. Klintmalm, Srinath Senguttuvan, et al. “Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy is Predictive of Patient Outcome After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Analysis From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium.” Ann Surg 271, no. 4 (April 2020): 616–24. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003253.

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Cabacungan, Ashley N., Matthew J. Ellis, Debra Sudan, Tara S. Strigo, Iris Pounds, Jennie A. Riley, Margaret Falkovic, et al. “Associations of perceived information adequacy and knowledge with pursuit of live donor kidney transplants and living donor inquiries among African American transplant candidates.” Clin Transplant 34, no. 3 (March 2020): e13799. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13799.

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Elisofon, Scott A., John C. Magee, Vicky L. Ng, Simon P. Horslen, Vicki Fioravanti, Julie Economides, Jinson Erinjeri, Ravinder Anand, George V. Mazariegos, and George V. Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation Research Group. “Society of pediatric liver transplantation: Current registry status 2011-2018.” Pediatr Transplant 24, no. 1 (February 2020): e13605. https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.13605.

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Jelly, Evan T., Wesley Kendall, Robin Schmitz, Stuart J. Knechtle, Debra L. Sudan, Abel Joseph, Jatin Roper, Jean Kwun, and Adam Wax. “Novel Implementations of Optical Coherence Tomography for Clinical Applications in the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.” In Optical Coherence Tomography, OTu4E-4, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

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