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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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Wright State University, 1994

Selected Grants


Beermann, Kristi J., Matthew J. Ellis, Debra L. Sudan, and Matthew T. Harris. “Tacrolimus dose requirements in African-American and Caucasian kidney transplant recipients on mycophenolate and prednisone.” Clin Transplant 28, no. 7 (July 2014): 762–67.

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McBride, Corrigan L., Dmitry Oleynikov, Debra Sudan, and Jon S. Thompson. “Short bowel syndrome after laparoscopic procedures.” Am Surg 80, no. 4 (April 2014): 382–85.


Reddi, D. M., A. S. Barbas, A. W. Castleberry, A. S. Rege, D. S. Vikraman, T. V. Brennan, K. V. Ravindra, et al. “Liver transplantation in an adolescent with acute liver failure from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.” Pediatr Transplant 18, no. 2 (March 2014): E57–63.

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Saliba, F., P. De Simone, F. Nevens, L. De Carlis, H. J. Metselaar, S. Beckebaum, S. Jonas, et al. “Renal function at two years in liver transplant patients receiving everolimus: results of a randomized, multicenter study.” Am J Transplant 13, no. 7 (July 2013): 1734–45.

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Lunsford, Keri E., Brandon J. Baird, Gregory D. Sempowski, Diana M. Cardona, Zhiguo Li, Kent J. Weinhold, Debra L. Sudan, and Todd V. Brennan. “Upregulation of IL-1β, IL-6, and CCL-2 by a novel mouse model of pancreatic ischemia-reperfusion injury.” Transplantation 95, no. 8 (April 27, 2013): 1000–1007.

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Barbas, A. S., A. S. Rege, A. W. Castleberry, J. Gommer, M. J. Ellis, T. V. Brennan, B. H. Collins, et al. “Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome independently associated with tacrolimus and sirolimus after multivisceral transplantation.” Am J Transplant 13, no. 3 (March 2013): 808–10.

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Rege, Aparna S., and Debra Lynn Sudan. “Autologous gastrointestinal reconstruction: review of the optimal nontransplant surgical options for adults and children with short bowel syndrome.” Nutr Clin Pract 28, no. 1 (February 2013): 65–74.

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De Simone, P., F. Nevens, L. De Carlis, H. J. Metselaar, S. Beckebaum, F. Saliba, S. Jonas, et al. “Everolimus with reduced tacrolimus improves renal function in de novo liver transplant recipients: a randomized controlled trial.” Am J Transplant 12, no. 11 (November 2012): 3008–20.

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