Michael Wachs, MD
Professor, Surgery-Transplant

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Medical School:
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1988)
Graduate School :
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (1988)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1980)
Internship:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1989)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Chief Resident, Surgery (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Transplant
  • Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery CHCO
  • Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Teaching

  • Professor of Surgery (1995)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Transplant , Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pediatric Transplant Surgery

Publications

  • Chirichella TJ, Dunham CM, Zimmerman MA, Phelan EM, Mandell MS, Conzen KD, Kelley SE, Nydam TL, Bak TE, Kam I, Wachs ME. Donor preoperative oxygen delivery and post-extubation hypoxia impact donation after circulatory death hypoxic cholangiopathy. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar 28;22(12):3392-403. PubMed PMID: 27022221
  • Kriss M, Wachs M, Attwell A. An Unusual Cause of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in a Patient With Prior Liver Transplantation for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar;150(3):e7-9. PubMed PMID: 26827800
  • Mandell MS, Seres T, Lindenfeld J, Biggins SW, Chascsa D, Ahlgren B, Wachs M, Bambha KM. Risk Factors Associated With Acute Heart Failure During Liver Transplant Surgery: A Case Control Study. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25208319
  • Mandell MS, Seres T, Lindenfeld J, Biggins SW, Chascsa D, Ahlgren B, Wachs M, Bambha KM. Risk Factors Associated With Acute Heart Failure During Liver Transplant Surgery: A Case Control Study. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25208319
  • Kelly MA, Kaplan M, Nydam T, Wachs M, Bak T, Kam I, Zimmerman MA. Sirolimus reduces the risk of significant hepatic fibrosis after liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus: a single-center experience. Transplant Proc. 2013 Nov;45(9):3325-8. PubMed PMID: 24182811
  • Maybrook RJ, Campsen J, Wachs ME, Levi ME. A case of Mycobacterium mucogenicum infection in a liver transplant recipient and a review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;15(6):E260-3. PubMed PMID: 24131754
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), Member
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), Member
  • The Transplantation Society (TTS), Member
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), Member
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Member
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), Member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

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 (2015)
  • Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Specialized Training (1995)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders)
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Failure
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary)
  • Digestive System
Clinical Interests
Transplant Surgery Adult and Pediatric Deceased and living donor transplant Hepatobiliary Surgery

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing excellent and compassionate personal care of my patients. I treat my patients as if they were a member of my own family.

Personal Interests
Music, Motorcycle riding, swimming

Volunteer Activities
NKF,American Transplant Foundation, ALF

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1988)
Graduate Schools:
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (1988)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1980)
Internships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1989)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Chief Resident, Surgery (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant
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