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Surgery Elective Course Description

Course Name: Organ Donation   
Course Number: SU-426 
Elective Type: A
Coordinator(s): Paulo Martin, MD
Contact: Marilyn Lavergne
Department: Transplant Surgery
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: E1-M10   
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: 4th year medical student 
Elective Description:

Elective Description: To understand and comprehend the clinical presentation, course and objectives of patients with end-stage liver/ kidney disease, diabetes, and hepatobiliary disorders. Students will be involved in patient care during rounds and in the operating room, conferences and teaching tutorials. After this elective students are expected to have understanding on:

  • Risks and benefits of transplantation and immunosuppression,  and management of complications.
  • Organ donation and donor selection process: living donor selection meeting, extended criteria donor selection, participation in multi-organ procurement surgery.
  • Selection of  liver, kidney and pancreas recipients
  • Organ allocation rules and organ-recipient  matching
  • Multidisciplinary Post-transplant  ambulatory care management
  • Most common hepatobiliary surgical cases (cholelithiasis, HCC, CCC, pancreas cancer, etc).
Method of Evaluation: Evaluation will consist of clinical performance, attendance and participation in patient care and surgery.

Note: Educators: Paulo N. Martins MD  PhD, Adel Bozorgzadeh MD FACS, Babak Movahedi MD PhD , Michelle Z. Halvorsen, NP

Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655