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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

Shaw, Brian I., Andrew S. Barbas, and Debra L. Sudan. “Surgical Resection of Native Viscera to Manage Persistent Ascites after Multivisceral Transplant.” Case Rep Transplant 2020 (2020): 8863508. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8863508.

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Barac, Yaron D., Sharon L. McCartney, Debra Sudan, and Jacob N. Schroder. “Planned right ventricular support for combined heart-liver transplantation.” Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 29, no. 6 (December 1, 2019): 969–70. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivz183.

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Aminsharifi, Alireza, Ross Simon, Thomas J. Polascik, Cary N. Robertson, Debra L. Sudan, Bradley H. Collins, and Judd W. Moul. “Evaluation and Active Treatment versus Active Surveillance of Localized Prostate Cancer in Renal Transplant Patients in the Era of Low and Very Low Risk Prostate Cancer.” J Urol 202, no. 3 (September 2019): 469–74. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000207.

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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.

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Parekh, Justin R., Stuart Greenstein, Debra L. Sudan, Arielle Grieco, Mark E. Cohen, Bruce L. Hall, Clifford Y. Ko, and Ryutaro Hirose. “Beyond death and graft survival-Variation in outcomes after liver transplant. Results from the NSQIP transplant beta phase.” Am J Transplant 19, no. 7 (July 2019): 2108–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15357.

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Erdmann, Detlev, Andrew Atia, Brett T. Phillips, Suhail K. Mithani, Yash J. Avashia, Beth A. Hollister, Linda C. Cendales, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Debra L. Sudan. “Small bowel and abdominal wall transplantation: A novel technique for synchronous revascularization.” Am J Transplant 19, no. 7 (July 2019): 2122–26. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15370.

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Shah, J. A., D. L. Sudan, D. Erdmann, and K. V. Ravindra. “Deceased Donor Vascularized Abdominal Wall Allograft Procurement - Lessons Learned from Early Experiences.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 19:614–15. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Cabacungan, A. N., C. J. Diamantidis, J. St Clair Russell, T. S. Strigo, I. Pounds, A. Alkon, J. A. Riley, et al. “Development of a Telehealth Intervention to Improve Access to Live Donor Kidney Transplantation.” Transplant Proc 51, no. 3 (April 2019): 665–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.12.032.

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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Barbara D. Alexander, Debra L. Sudan, Carl Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Infections after kidney transplantation. Does age matter?” Clin Transplant 33, no. 4 (April 2019): e13516. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13516.

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Cameron, Andrew M., John A. Goss, Ronald W. Busuttil, Debra L. Sudan, William C. Chapman, and Shimul A. Shah. “Use of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody-Positive Donor Livers in Hepatitis C Nonviremic Liver Transplant Recipients Discussion.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 228, no. 4 (April 1, 2019): 567–69.

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