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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

Borle, D. P., J. A. Shah, R Kadiyala Venkata, D. Vikraman, B. Collins, S. Knechtle, A. Rege, et al. “Visceral Arterial Embolization - An Important Tool For Managing Blood Loss In Multivisceral Transplant Candidates With Portomesenteric Thrombosis.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 19:541–541. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Ravindra, Kadiyala V., Scott Sanoff, Deepak Vikraman, Ahmad Zaaroura, Aditya Nanavati, Debra Sudan, and William Irish. “Lymphocyte depletion and risk of acute rejection in renal transplant recipients at increased risk for delayed graft function.” Am J Transplant 19, no. 3 (March 2019): 781–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15102.

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Stegall, Mark D., Kenneth Troy Somerville, Matthew J. Everly, Roslyn B. Mannon, A Osama Gaber, M Roy First, Neetu Agashivala, et al. “The importance of drug safety and tolerability in the development of new immunosuppressive therapy for transplant recipients: The Transplant Therapeutics Consortium's position statement.” Am J Transplant 19, no. 3 (March 2019): 625–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15214.

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Moris, Dimitrios, Ioannis D. Kostakis, Nikolaos Machairas, Anastasia Prodromidou, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Debra L. Sudan, Stuart J. Knechtle, and Andrew S. Barbas. “Comparison between liver transplantation and resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Plos One 14, no. 7 (2019): e0220527. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220527.

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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Barbara D. Alexander, Debra L. Sudan, Carl Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Single-center analysis of infectious complications in older adults during the first year after kidney transplantation.” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 38, no. 1 (January 2019): 141–48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3405-5.

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Samoylova, Mariya L., Andrew S. Barbas, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Debra L. Sudan, and Deepak S. Vikraman. “Graft Loss Due to Thrombosis of an Aortic Conduit in a Pediatric Multivisceral Transplant Recipient.” Transplant Direct 4, no. 12 (December 2018): e407. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000000838.

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Malinzak, Elizabeth B., Nancy W. Knudsen, Ankeet D. Udani, Deepak Vikraman, Debra L. Sudan, and Timothy E. Miller. “Perioperative Challenges in Liver Transplantation for a Patient With Acute Intermittent Porphyria.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 32, no. 6 (December 2018): 2716–20. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2017.11.045.

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Martin, Abigail E., Amy Feldman, Tomoaki Kato, Vicky Lee Ng, Trevor Reichman, Pamela L. Valentino, Ravinder Anand, Ashutosh Gupta, Sarah G. Anderson, and Debra L. Sudan. “The Impact of Graft Type on Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Updated Report from 2011-2017 from the Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Group.” In Hepatology, 68:149A-149A. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Barbas, Andrew S., Martin J. Dib, Aparna S. Rege, Deepak S. Vikraman, Debra L. Sudan, Stuart J. Knechtle, and John E. Scarborough. “The Volume-outcome Relationship in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation and Implications for Regionalization.” Ann Surg 267, no. 6 (June 2018): 1169–72. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002351.

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