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Jacob A Klapper, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • Masters in Clinical Research, Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, 2014 - 2016
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow, Surgery, Duke University, 2011 - 2014
  • General Surgery Resident, General Surgery, Indiana University at Indianapolis, 2003 - 2011
  • M.D., Indiana University, School of Medicine, 2003
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1998


Contreras, Fabian Jimenez, Oliver K. Jawitz, Vignesh Raman, Ashley Y. Choi, Matthew G. Hartwig, and Jacob A. Klapper. “Dual Procurement of Lung and Heart Allografts Does Not Negatively Affect Lung Transplant Outcomes.” J Surg Res 259 (March 2021): 106–13.

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Choi, Ashley Y., Oliver K. Jawitz, Vignesh Raman, Michael S. Mulvihill, Samantha E. Halpern, Yaron D. Barac, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Predictors of nonuse of donation after circulatory death lung allografts.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 161, no. 2 (February 2021): 458-466.e3.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Benjamin S. Bryner, Jacob Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Center volume and primary graft dysfunction in patients undergoing lung transplantation in the United States - a cohort study.” Transpl Int 34, no. 1 (January 2021): 194–203.

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Halpern, Samantha E., Danae G. Olaso, Madison K. Krischak, John M. Reynolds, John C. Haney, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Lung transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Safely navigating the new "normal".” Am J Transplant 20, no. 11 (November 2020): 3094–3105.

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