Elizabeth Pomfret, MD, PhD
Professor, Surgery-Transplant

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Medical Schools:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine (1990)
  • PhD, Boston University School of Medicine (1990)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Boston College (MA) (1983)
Internship:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program (1990)
Residency:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1995)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Hyperalimentation, Nutrition Support Service Department (1993)
  • Deaconess Hospital Program, Multiorgan Transplantation (1996)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant

Professional Titles

  • Chief of Transplant Surgery

Teaching

  • Professor of Surgery (2016)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Yoeli D, Choudhury RA, Nydam TL, Pomposelli JJ, Goss JA, Pomfret EA, Wachs ME, Adams MA. The Surge in Deceased Liver Donors Due to the Opioid Epidemic: Is it Time to Split the Difference?. Transplantation. 2020 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33065726
  • Choudhury RA, Yoeli D, Dagan A, Yaffe H, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Offspring to Parent LDLT: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Evidence. Transplantation. 2020 Oct;104(10):e307. PubMed PMID: 32969991
  • Hughes DL, Rice JD, Burton JR, Jin Y, Peterson RA, Ambardekar AV, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Kriss MS. Presence of any degree of coronary artery disease among liver transplant candidates is associated with increased rate of post-transplant major adverse cardiac events. Clin Transplant. 2020 Nov;34(11):e14077. PubMed PMID: 32939833
  • Schulick AC, Moore HB, Walker CB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Azam F, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. A clinical coagulopathy score concurrent with viscoelastic testing defines opportunities to improve hemostatic resuscitation and enhance blood product utilization during liver transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1379-1386. PubMed PMID: 32907709
  • Moore HB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Walker C, Schulick A, Ferrell T, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Detection of early allograft dysfunction at 30 min of reperfusion in liver transplantation: An intraoperative diagnostic tool with real time assessment of graft function. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1518-1525. PubMed PMID: 32907708
  • Davis S, Wiebe C, Campbell K, Anobile C, Aubrey M, Stites E, Grafals M, Pomfret E, Nickerson P, Cooper JE. Adequate tacrolimus exposure modulates the impact of HLA class II molecular mismatch: a validation study in an American cohort. Am J Transplant. 2020 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32888256
  • Walker CB, Moore HB, Nydam TL, Schulick AC, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Kennealey P. The use of thromboelastography to assess post-operative changes in coagulation and predict graft function in renal transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1511-1517. PubMed PMID: 32878689
  • Raza MH, Jackson WE, Dell A, Ding L, Shapiro J, Pomfret EA, Genyk Y, Sher L, Emamaullee J. Health-related quality of life after anonymous nondirected living liver donation: A multicenter collaboration. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32741102
  • Jackson WE, Kriss MS, Burton JR Jr, Nydam TL, Conzen KD, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA. Reply to "Living liver donation in previous kidney donors: A single-center experience". Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32558135
  • Locke JE, Shelton BA, Olthoff KM, Pomfret EA, Forde KA, Sawinski D, Gray M, Ascher NL. Quantifying Sex-Based Disparities in Liver Allocation. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jul 1;155(7):e201129. PubMed PMID: 32432699
  • Choudhury RA, Foster M, Hoeltzel G, Moore HB, Yaffe H, Yoeli D, Prins K, Ghincea C, Vigneshwar N, Dumon KR, Rame JE, Conzen KD, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Bariatric Surgery for Congestive Heart Failure Patients Improves Access to Transplantation and Long-term Survival. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32323251
  • Kripps K, Nakayuenyongsuk W, Shayota BJ, Berquist W, Gomez-Ospina N, Esquivel CO, Concepcion W, Sampson JB, Cristin DJ, Jackson WE, Gilliland S, Pomfret EA, Kueht ML, Pettit RW, Sherif YA, Emrick LT, Elsea SH, Himes R, Hirano M, Van Hove JLK, Scaglia F, Enns GM, Larson AA. Successful liver transplantation in mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). Mol Genet Metab. 2020 May;130(1):58-64. PubMed PMID: 32173240
  • Wang H, Wang Z, Zhang H, Qi Z, Johnson AC, Mathes D, Pomfret EA, Rubin E, Huang CA, Wang Z. Bispecific human IL2-CCR4 immunotoxin targets human cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Mol Oncol. 2020 May;14(5):991-1000. PubMed PMID: 32107846
  • Kolb JM, Conzen K, Wachs M, Crossno J Jr, McMahon B, Abidi MZ, Pomfret EA, Kriss M. Liver Transplantation for Decompensated Cirrhosis Secondary to Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Mutation. Hepatology. 2020 Jul;72(1):356-358. PubMed PMID: 31943309
  • Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Gilroy R, Heimbach JK, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Rubin E, Wiesner R, Pomfret EA. Liver and Kidney Recipient Selection of Hepatitis C Virus Viremic Donors: Meeting Consensus Report From the 2019 Controversies in Transplantation. Transplantation. 2020 Mar;104(3):476-481. PubMed PMID: 31634329
  • Dagan A, Choudhury RA, Yaffe H, Yoeli D, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Offspring Versus Nonoffspring to Parent Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Does Donor Relationship Matter?. Transplantation. 2020 May;104(5):996-1002. PubMed PMID: 31568397
  • Bababekov YJ, Hung YC, Chang DC, Rickert CG, Adler JT, Bethea E, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Yeh H. Do Social Determinants Define "Too Sick" to Transplant in Patients With End-stage Liver Disease?. Transplantation. 2020 Feb;104(2):280-284. PubMed PMID: 31335769
  • Locke JE, Shelton BA, Olthoff KM, Pomfret EA, Forde KA, Sawinski D, Gray M, Ascher NL. Q. Quantifying Sex-Based Disparities in Liver Allocation. JAMA Surg. 2020 May 20.
  • Wang H, Wang Z, Zhang H, Qi Z, Johnson AC, Mathes D, Pomfret EA, Rubin E, Huang CA, Wang Z. Biospecific human IL2-CCR4 immunotoxin targets human cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Mol Oncol. 2020 Feb 28.
  • Kripps K, Nakayuenyongsuk W, Shayota BJ, Berquist W, Gomez-Ospina N, Esquivel CO, Concepcion W, Sampson JB, Cristin DJ, Jackson WE, Gilliland S, Pomfret EA, Kueht ML, Pettit RW, Sherif YA, Emrick LT, Elsea SH, Himes R, Hirano M, Van Hove JLK, Scaglia F, Enns GM, Larson AA. Successful liver transplantation in mitochondrial neruogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MINGIE). Mol Genet Metab. 2020 May.
  • Kolb JM, Conzen K, Wachs M, Crossno J Jr, McMahon B, Abidi MZ, Pomfret EA, Kriss M. Liver Transplantation for Decompensated Cirrhosis Secondary to Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) Mutation. Hepatology. 2020 Jan 14.
  • Jackson WE, Kriss MS, Burton JR Jr, Nydam TL, Conzen KD, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA. Reply to “Living liver donation in previous kidney donors: A single-center experience”. AM J Transplant. 2020 Jun 18.
  • Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Gilroy R, Heimbach JK, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Rubin E, Wiesner R, Pomfret EA. Liver and Kidney Recipient Selection of Hepatitis C Virus Viremic Donors: Meeting Consensus Report From the 2019 Controversies in Transplantation. Transplantation. 2020 Mar.
  • Degan A, Choudhury RA, Yaffe H, Yoeli D, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli J, Pomfret E, Nydam TL. Offspring vs Non Offspring to Parent Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Does Donor Relationship Matter? Transplantation. 2019 Sep 19.
  • Bababekov YJ, Hung YC, Chang DC, Rickert CG, Adler JT, Bethea E, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Yeh H. Do Social Determinants Define “Too Sick” to Transplant in Patients with End-stage Liver Disease? Transplantation. 2020 Feb;104(2):280-284.
  • Choudhury RA, Foster M, Hoeltzel G, Moore HB, Yaffe H, Yolei D, Prins K, Chincea C, Vigneshwar N, Dumon KR, Rame JE, Conzen KD, Pomposelli J, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. “Bariatric Surgery for Congestive Heart Failure Patients Improves Access to Transplant and Long-term survival.” J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Apr 22.
  • Yolei D, Choudhury RA, Nydam TL, Pomposelli JJ, Goss JA, Pomfret EA, Wachs ME, Adams MA. “The Surge in Deceased Liver Donors Due to the Opiod Epidemic: Is it Time to Split the Difference?” Transplantation. 2020 Oct 12.
  • Moore HB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Walker C, Schulick A, Ferrell T, Chapman MP; Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. “Detection of early allograft dysfunction at 30 min of reprofusion in liver transplantation: An intraoperative diagnostic tool with real time assessment of graft function.” Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1518-1525.
  • Hughes DL, Rice JD, Burton JR, Jin Y, Peterson RA, Ambardekar AV, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Kriss, MS. “Presence of any degree of coronary artery disease among liver transplant candidates is associated with increased rate of post-transplant major adverse cardiac events.” Clin Transplant. 2020 Nov
  • Schulick AC, Moore HB, Walker CB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Azam F, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. “A clinical coagulopathy score concurrent with viscoelastic testing defines opportunites to improve hemostatic resuscitation and enhance blood product utilization during liver transplantation.” Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1379-1386.
  • Burra P, Berenguer M, Pomfret E. The ILTS Consensus Conference on NAFLD/NASH and Liver Transplantation: Setting the Stage. Transplantation. 2019 Jan;103(1):19-21. PubMed PMID: 30365465
  • Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Gilroy R, Heimbach JK, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Rubin E, Wiesner R, Pomfret EA. Liver and Kidney Recipient Selection of HCV-Viremic Donors - Meeting Consensus Report from the 2019 Controversies in Transplantation. Transplantation. 2019 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31634329
  • Dagan A, Choudhury RA, Yaffe H, Yoeli D, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli J, Pomfret E, Nydam TL. Offspring vs. Non Offspring to Parent Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Does Donor Relationship Matter?. Transplantation. 2019 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31568397
  • Bababekov YJ, Hung YC, Chang DC, Rickert CG, Adler JT, Bethea E, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Yeh H. Do Social Determinants Define "Too Sick" to Transplant in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease?. Transplantation. 2019 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31335769
  • Burra P, Berenguer M, Pomfret E. The ILTS Consensus Conference on NAFLD/NASH and Liver Transplantation: Setting the Stage. Transplantation. 2019 Jan;103(1):19-21. PubMed PMID: 30365465
  • Soin AS, Chaudhary RJ, Pahari H, Pomfret EA. A Worldwide Survey of Live Liver Donor Selection Policies at 24 Centers With a Combined Experience of 19 009 Adult Living Donor Liver Transplants. Transplantation. 2019 Feb;103(2):e39-e47. PubMed PMID: 30308575
  • Burra P, Berenguer M, Pomfret E. The ILTS Consensus Conference on NAFLD/NASH and Liver Transplantation: Setting the Stage. Transplantation. 2019 Jan;103(1):19-21. PubMed PMID: 30365465
  • Soin AS, Chaudhary RJ, Pahari H, Pomfret EA. A Worldwide Survey of Live Liver Donor Selection Policies at 24 Centers With a Combined Experience of 19 009 Adult Living Donor Liver Transplants. Transplantation. 2019 Feb;103(2):e39-e47. PubMed PMID: 30308575
  • Soin AS, Chaudhary RJ, Pahari H, Pomfret EA. A Worldwide Survey of Live Liver Donor Selection Policies at 24 Centers With a Combined Experience of 19,009 Adult Living Donor Liver Transplants. Transplantation. 2019 Feb;103(2):e39-e47
  • Dew MA, Butt Z, Liu Q, Simpson MA, Zee J, Ladner DP, Holtzman S, Smith AR, Pomfret EA, Merion RM, Gillespie BW, Sherker AH, Fisher RA, Olthoff KM, Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Fox AN, DiMartini AF. Prevalence and Predictors of Patient-Reported Long-term Mental and Physical Health After Donation in the Adult-to-Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study. Transplantation. 2018 Jan;102(1):105-118. PubMed PMID: 28885494
  • Soin AS, Chaudhary RJ, Pahari H, Pomfret EA. A worldwide survey of Live liver donor selection policies at 24 centers with a combined experience of 19 009 adult living donor liver transplants. Transplantation. 2018 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30308575
  • Charlton M, Levitsky J, Aqel B, O'Grady J, Hemibach J, Rinella M, Fung J, Ghabril M, Thomason R, Burra P, Little EC, Berenguer M, Shaked A, Trotter J, Roberts J, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Rela M, Pomfret E, Heyrend C, Gallegos-Orozco J, Saliba F. International Liver Transplantation Society Consensus Statement on Immunosuppression in Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2018 May;102(5):727-743. PubMed PMID: 29485508
  • Nydam TL, Reddy MS, Pomfret EA, Rela M. Progression of living liver donation worldwide. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 Apr;23(2):162-168. PubMed PMID: 29432257
  • Dew MA, Butt Z, Liu Q, Simpson MA, Zee J, Ladner DP, Holtzman S, Smith AR, Pomfret EA, Merion RM, Gillespie BW, Sherker AH, Fisher RA, Olthoff KM, Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Fox AN, DiMartini AF. Prevalence and Predictors of Patient-Reported Long-term Mental and Physical Health After Donation in the Adult-to-Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study. Transplantation. 2018 Jan;102(1):105-118. PubMed PMID: 28885494
  • Charlton M, Levitsky J, Aqel B, O'Grady J, Hemibach J, Rinella M, Fung J, Ghabril M, Thomason R, Burra P, Little EC, Berenguer M, Shaked A, Trotter J, Roberts J, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Rela M, Pomfret E, Heyrend C, Gallegos-Orozco J, Saliba F. International Liver Transplantation Society Consensus Statement on Immunosuppression in Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2018 May;102(5):727-743. PubMed PMID: 29485508
  • Nydam TL, Reddy MS, Pomfret EA, Rela M. Progression of living liver donation worldwide. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 Apr;23(2):162-168. PubMed PMID: 29432257
  • Dew MA, Butt Z, Liu Q, Simpson MA, Zee J, Ladner DP, Holtzman S, Smith AR, Pomfret EA, Merion RM, Gillespie BW, Sherker AH, Fisher RA, Olthoff KM, Burton JR Jr, Terrault NA, Fox AN, DiMartini AF. Prevalence and Predictors of Patient-Reported Long-term Mental and Physical Health After Donation in the Adult-to-Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study. Transplantation. 2018 Jan;102(1):105-118. PubMed PMID: 28885494
  • Miller CM, Quintini C, Dhawan A, Durand F, Heimbach JK, Kim-Schluger L, Kyrana E, Lee SG, Lerut J, Lo CM, Pomfret EA. The International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipient Guideline. Transplantation. 2017 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27918374
  • Baker TB, Zimmerman MA, Goodrich NP, Samstein B, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Gillespie BW, Berg CL, Emond JC, Merion RM. Biliary reconstructive techniques and associated anatomic variants in adult living donor liver transplantations: The adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study experience. Liver Transpl. 2017 Dec;23(12):1519-1530. PubMed PMID: 28926171
  • Conzen KD, Pomfret EA. Liver transplant in patients with portal vein thrombosis: Medical and surgical requirements. Liver Transpl. 2017 Oct;23(S1):S59-S63. PubMed PMID: 28834305
  • Chow JKL, Ganz T, Ruthazer R, Simpson MA, Pomfret EA, Gordon FD, Westerman ME, Snydman DR. Iron-related markers are associated with infection after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2017 Dec;23(12):1541-1552. PubMed PMID: 28703464
  • Miller CM, Quintini C, Dhawan A, Durand F, Heimbach JK, Kim-Schluger HL, Kyrana E, Lee SG, Lerut J, Lo CM, Pomfret EA. The International Liver Transplantation Society Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipient Guideline. Transplantation. 2017 May;101(5):938-944. PubMed PMID: 28437386
  • Mandell MS, Smith AR, Dew MA, Gordon DB, Holtzman S, Howell T, DiMartini AF, Butt Z, Simpson MA, Ladner DP, Freise CE, McCluskey SA, Fisher RA, Guarrera JV, Olthoff KM, Pomfret EA. Early Postoperative Pain and its Predictors in the Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study. Transplantation. 2016 Nov;100(11):2362-2371. PubMed PMID: 27517726
  • Rössler F, Sapisochin G, Song G, Lin YH, Simpson MA, Hasegawa K, Laurenzi A, Sánchez Cabús S, Nunez MI, Gatti A, Beltrame MC, Slankamenac K, Greig PD, Lee SG, Chen CL, Grant DR, Pomfret EA, Kokudo N, Cherqui D, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, García-Valdecasas JC, Lerut J, Troisi RI, De Santibanes M, Petrowsky H, Puhan MA, Clavien PA. Defining Benchmarks for Major Liver Surgery: A multicenter Analysis of 5202 Living Liver Donors. Ann Surg. 2016 Sep;264(3):492-500. PubMed PMID: 27433909
  • Nadim MK, Durand F, Kellum JA, Levitsky J, O'Leary JG, Karvellas CJ, Bajaj JS, Davenport A, Jalan R, Angeli P, Caldwell SH, Fernández J, Francoz C, Garcia-Tsao G, Ginès P, Ison MG, Kramer DJ, Mehta RL, Moreau R, Mulligan D, Olson JC, Pomfret EA, Senzolo M, Steadman RH, Subramanian RM, Vincent JL, Genyk YS. Corrigendum to "Management of the critically ill patients with cirrhosis: A multidisciplinary perspective". J Hepatol. 2016 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27241199
  • Dew MA, DiMartini AF, Ladner DP, Simpson MA, Pomfret EA, Gillespie BW, Merion RM, Zee J, Smith AR, Holtzman S, Sherker AH, Weinrieb R, Fisher RA, Emond JC, Freise CE, Burton JR Jr, Butt Z. Psychosocial Outcomes 3 to 10 Years After Donation in the Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study. Transplantation. 2016 Jun;100(6):1257-69. PubMed PMID: 27152918
  • Miller CM, Durand F, Heimbach JK, Kim-Schluger L, Lee SG, Lerut J, Lo CM, Quintini C, Pomfret EA. The International Liver Transplant Society Guideline on Living Liver Donation. Transplantation. 2016 Jun;100(6):1238-43. PubMed PMID: 27120453
  • Pomfret EA. Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Antineoplastic Immunosuppression. Transplantation. 2016 Jan;100(1):14-5. PubMed PMID: 26647108
  • Nadim MK, Durand F, Kellum JA, Levitsky J, O'Leary JG, Karvellas CJ, Bajaj JS, Davenport A, Jalan R, Angeli P, Caldwell SH, Fernández J, Francoz C, Garcia-Tsao G, Ginès P, Ison MG, Kramer DJ, Mehta RL, Moreau R, Mulligan D, Olson JC, Pomfret EA, Senzolo M, Steadman RH, Subramanian RM, Vincent JL, Genyk YS. Management of the critically ill patient with cirrhosis: A multidisciplinary perspective. J Hepatol. 2016 Mar;64(3):717-35. PubMed PMID: 26519602
  • Pomfret E. Ethical issues with living donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2016 Nov;22(S1):40. PubMed PMID: 27783892
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Practice Locations

Transplant Services - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0005

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Living Liver Donation

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine (1990)
  • PhD, Boston University School of Medicine (1990)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Boston College (MA) (1983)
Internships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program (1990)
Residency Programs:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1995)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Hyperalimentation, Nutrition Support Service Department (1993)
  • Deaconess Hospital Program, Multiorgan Transplantation (1996)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant
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