Thomas Pshak, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Transplant

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Illinois State University (IL) (1999)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation (2017)
Department: Surgery-Transplant

Professional Titles

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Recognition & Awards

  • Andrew Novick Award Winner for Best Fellow Presentation From United States Transplant and Renal Surgery Society, American Urological Association (2016)
  • National Chief Resident Debate Winner, American Urological Association (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Award Recipient, University of Colorado (2014)
  • ARCS Scholar Recipient, ARCS Foundation (2008)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Transplantation; Autotransplantation; Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus; Dialysis Access

Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lawson PJ, Moore HB, Moore EE, Stettler GR, Pshak TJ, Kam I, Silliman CC, Nydam TL. Preoperative thrombelastography maximum amplitude predicts massive transfusion in liver transplantation. J Surg Res. 2017 Dec;220:171-175. PubMed PMID: 29180179
  • Lawson PJ, Moore HB, Moore EE, Stettler GR, Pshak TJ, Kam I, Silliman CC, Nydam TL. Preoperative thrombelastography maximum amplitude predicts massive transfusion in liver transplantation. J Surg Res. 2017 Dec;220:171-175. PubMed PMID: 29180179

Practice Locations

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

Urology & Urodynamics Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1800

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Urology, Board Certification (2015, 2015)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons Solid Abdominal Organ Transplant, Certificate (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Urologic Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery - Living Kidney Donation
  • Surgery - Living Liver Donation
Clinical Interests
I'm board certified in Urology and underwent further training as a Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant surgeon. If you have a complex surgical condition requiring a well-trained surgeon, I'd be happy to discuss your situation and achieve the best result possible.

Care Philosophy
Listen to the patient's concerns and find solutions

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Illinois State University (IL) (1999)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation (2017)
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Department: Surgery-Transplant
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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