Past Transplant Registry Early Career Award Recipients

(Formerly Junior Faculty Awards)

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Marian Urban, MD
Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
"The Differences in the impact of donor-related variables on post heart transplantation outcomes in mechanically bridged recipients versus recipients without prior mechanical support an analysis from the ISHLT Registry"

Miranda Paraskeva, MBBS
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
"Outcomes of adolescent recipients following Lung transplantation"

Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
"Incidence and predictors of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival in lung transplant recipients"

Agieszka Ciarka, MD, PhD
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
"Impact of age on prognosis of heart transplant patients bridged with left ventricular assist devices"


Chesney Castleberry, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
"mTOR Inhibitors in Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Do the potential benefits outweigh the risks, clues from the ISHLT Registry"

Eugene DePasquale, MD
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Influence of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage on Patient Selection for Heart and Heart-Kidney Transplantation"

Aaron Healy, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
"Predictors of Post-Transplant Outcomes in Patients Bridged to Transplantation with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices - an Analysis of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Transplant Registry"


Erin M. Lowery, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
"Identifying Risk Factors for the Development of PTLD in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Following Lung Transplantation"

Omar E. Wever-Pinzon, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
"Impact of Recipient Age on Differential Causes of Heart Transplant Mortality. Is It Time to Personalize Post-Transplant Management?"


Jose Nativi, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
"Post Transplant Outcomes of Patients Requiring Biventricular Mechanical Bridge to Transplant"


Jennifer Conway, MD, FRCPC
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
"Survival Outcomes and Long Term Morbidities in Children Undergoing Retransplantation: An Analysis of the ISHLT Pediatric Heart Transplant Registry"

Kiran K. Khush, MD, MAS
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
"Does Sex Matter? Investigating the Impact of Donor and Recipient Sex on Outcomes After Heart Transplantation"


Cynthia Gries, MD, MSc
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
"Focusing on the Future: Development of a Predictive Model for Long Term Survival"

Scott Halpern, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
"A Decision Analysis of Single versus Double Lung Transplant Strategies for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease"

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
"Interactions Among Donor and Recipient Characteristics and Their Impact on Post-Transplant Survival"


Beth D. Kaufman, MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"Influence of Nutritional Status on Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Transplantation"

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