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    James V. Guarrera, MD, FACS is a Professor of Surgery and Chief for the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Surgery and Research Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in 2004 which was followed by fellowship training in Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery also at Columbia. Dr. Guarrera is certified by the American Board Surgery and The American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Prior to coming to Rutgers, NJMS, Dr. Guarrera held key leadership positions as Surgical Director of Adult Liver Transplantation and Program Director of the Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a prolific academic researcher an extensive contributor to the medical literature with over 100 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters and is on the editorial board of the journal Liver Transplantation. Dr. Guarrera is acknowledged as an international expert and pioneer in Ex-vivo Machine Preservation of donor organs. He is distinguished as the first to clinically preserve human livers using ex-vivo continuous machine perfusion. The techniques he developed paved the way for ex-vivo liver machine perfusion procedures now being implemented in clinical trials by other groups in North America, Europe, and Asia. Consequently, he is a co-inventor on eight U.S. Patents related to novel
    Specialties
    • Surgery-General
  • Medical School

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine - 1994
    NY

    Internship

    Columbia University Medical Center - 1999
    NY

    Residency

    Columbia University Medical Center - 2003
    NY

    Fellowship

    Transplant and Organ Preservation/ Perfusion/ Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury - 2001

    Publications
    • Title:Clinical Implications of Donor Warm and Cold Ischemia Time in Donor after Circulatory Death (DCD) Liver Transplantation
      Authors:Paterno F, Guarrera JV, Wima K, Diwan T, Cuffy MC, Anwar N, Woodle ES, Shah S.
      Publisher:Liver Transpl.
      Date:2019
      Issue:doi:10.1002/It25453
      Description:
    • Title:Implementing an innovated preservation technology: The American Society of Transplant Surgeons' (ASTS) Standards Committee White Paper on Ex Situ Liver Machine Perfusion.
      Authors:Quintini C, Martins PN, Shah S, Killackey M, Reed A, Guarrera J, Axelrod DA
      Publisher:American Society of Transplant Surgeons Standards Committee
      Date:2018
      Issue:. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14945
      Description:
    • Title:Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure
      Authors:Olivo R, Guarrera JV, Pyrsopoulos NT.
      Publisher:Clin Liver Dis.
      Date:2018
      Issue:
      Description:(2):409-417
    • Title:Hypothermic machine perfusion in liver transplantation
      Authors:Quillin RC 3rd, Guarrera JV
      Publisher:Liver Transpl.
      Date:2018
      Issue:24(2):276-281
      Description:
    • Title:No Country for Old Livers? Examining and Optimizing the Utilization of Elderly Liver Grafts
      Authors:Halazun KJ, Rana AA, Fortune B, Quillin RC, Verna EC, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kato T, Griesemer AD, Fox A, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC.
      Publisher:Am J Transplant.
      Date:2018
      Issue:18(3):669-678.
      Description:
    • Title:Expanding the Margins: High Volume Utilization of Marginal Liver Grafts Among >2000 Liver Transplants at a Single Institution
      Authors:Halazun KJ, Quillin RC, Rosenblatt R, Bongu A, Griesemer AD, Kato T, Smith C, Michelassi F, Guarrera JV, Samstein B, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC.
      Publisher:Ann Surg.
      Date:2017
      Issue:266(3):441-449
      Description:
    • Title:Are We Emerging From the Ice Age of Liver Preservation?
      Authors:Guarrera JV
      Publisher:Am J Transplant.
      Date:2016
      Issue:16(6):1647-8
      Description:
    • Title:Hypothermic machine preservation facilitates successful transplantation of ?orphan?extended criteria donor livers.
      Authors:Guarrera JV, Henry, SD, Samstein B, Reznik L, Musat C, Lukose T, Ratner LE, Brown RS, Kato T, Emond J.
      Publisher:Am J Transplant.
      Date:2015
      Issue:15(1):161-9
      Description:
    • Title:Expression of Acute Phase Mediators is attenuated by Machine Preservation in Human Liver Transplantation: Preliminary Analysis of Effluent, Serum and Liver Biopsies
      Authors:Tulipan JE, Stone J, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC, Henry SD, Guarrera JV
      Publisher:Surgery
      Date:2011
      Issue:150(2):352-60
      Description:
    • Title:Hypothermic Machine Preservation reduces Molecular Markers of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Human Liver Transplantation.
      Authors:Henry SD, Nachber E, Tulipan, J, Stone J, Bae C, Reznik, L, Kato T, Samstein B, Emond, JC, Guarrera JV
      Publisher:Am J Transplant
      Date:2012
      Issue:12(9):2477-86
      Description:
    • Title:. Hypothermic machine preservation in human liver transplantation: The first clinical series
      Authors:Guarrera JV, Henry S, Samstein B, Odeh-Ramadan R, Kinhabwala M, Goldstein MJ,Ratner LE, Renz JF, Lee HT, Brown RS, and Emond JC
      Publisher:Am J Transplant
      Date:2010
      Issue:10 (2) 2: 372-81
      Description:
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