Surgery * Elective Course Description

Course Name:Solid Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Temporally unavailable as of 10/31/13
Course Number:SU-445
Elective Type:A
Coordinator(s):Shimul A. Shah, MD.
Contact: Christine Vigeant  Christine.Vigeant@umassmed.edu
Department:Surgery
Sites Available:UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered:May through April
Number of Students / Month:1
Prerequisites:4th year medical student 
Elective Description: To understand and comprehend the clinical presentation, course and objectives of patients with end-stage liver/ kidney disease and hepatobiliary disorders. Students will be involved in patient care, conferences and teaching tutorials. Students will also be expected to recognize the risks and benefits of transplantation and immunosuppression and be able to care for post-transplant patients and their problems. Describe the system through which patients undergoing kidney and pancreas transplantation evaluation progress (HLA typing, Blood typing, radiologic studies, cardiology evaluations, etc.)
  • Describe the system through which patients undergoing liver transplantation progress (Blood typing, radiologic studies, cardiology evaluation, etc.)
  • Discuss the surgeon’s role in the ambulatory management, the establishment of rapport, and the leadership of the multidisciplinary management of transplant patients.
  • Describe and critically assess the ambulatory multi-disciplinary management of patients and how it is orchestrated.
Method of Evaluation: Evaluation will consist of clinical performance, attendance and participation in patient care and surgery.

Note: Educators: Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD;Reza F. Saidi, MD;Shimul A. Shah, MD;Michelle Z. Halvorsen, NP

Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655     www.mapquest.com  
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/surgery/