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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

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0884533612460405.

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04212.x.

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Squires, Robert H., Christopher Duggan, Daniel H. Teitelbaum, Paul W. Wales, Jane Balint, Robert Venick, Susan Rhee, et al. “Natural history of pediatric intestinal failure: initial report from the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium.” J Pediatr 161, no. 4 (October 2012): 723-8.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.062.

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Ravindra, K. V., A. E. Martin, D. S. Vikraman, T. V. Brennan, B. H. Collins, A. S. Rege, S. T. Hollenbeck, et al. “Use of vascularized posterior rectus sheath allograft in pediatric multivisceral transplantation--report of two cases.” Am J Transplant 12, no. 8 (August 2012): 2242–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04088.x.

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Patel, C. B., M. L. MacKinnon, A. D. Smith, G. M. Felker, D. Vikraman-Sushama, D. L. Sudan, P. B. Rosenberg, A. F. Hernandez, C. A. Milano, and J. G. Rogers. “Successful organ donation after long-term circulatory support with nonpulsatile mechanical support.” Am J Transplant, July 2012. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04105.x.

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Brennan, T. V., L. Lin, X. Huang, D. L. Sudan, and Y. Yang. “Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Therapy Reduces Alloreactive T Cell Activation and Decreases Graft-vs-Host Disease Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 12:292–292. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Sudan, Ranjan, Kyla M. Bennett, Danny O. Jacobs, and Debra L. Sudan. “Multifactorial analysis of the learning curve for robot-assisted laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.” Ann Surg 255, no. 5 (May 2012): 940–45. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e31824c1d06.

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Smith, Alastair D., Meaghan L. McKinnon, Chetan B. Patel, Deepak Vikraman-Sushama, Gary M. Felker, Debra L. Sudan, Paul B. Rosenberg, Adrian F. Hernandez, Carmelo A. Milano, and Joseph G. Rogers. “Successful Organ Donation and Outcomes Following Long-Term Circulatory Support with Non-Pulsatile Mechanical Support.” In Liver Transplantation, 18:S244–S244. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2012.

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