Pediatric Transplant Seminar

The MGHfC Pediatric Transplant Seminar is a half-day educational program designed to increase the dissemination of knowledge about pediatric solid organ transplant and related issues.

Monday, October 22, 2012
O’Keeffe Auditorium
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114

Course Director

Uzma Shah, MD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Program in Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program,
MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Course Agenda






Welcome and Introduction
Ronald E. Kleinman, MD
Physician In Chief, Mass General Hospital for Children
Chief, Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Unit
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Joseph P. Vacanti, MD
John Homas Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Co-Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Pediatric Transplantation, MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Pediatric Organ Procurement
(What goes into getting an organ, distribution, types, scores, status, Milan criteria, etc.)
Martin Hertl, MD
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
Department of Surgery, Transplantation Unit,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Immune Suppression, Tolerance and PTLD
Heidi Yeh, MD
Department of Surgery, Transplantation Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital


Infections in Transplant Patients
Martin Pasternack, MD
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Tea/Coffee Break


Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Transplant–What’s New
Todd Astor, MD
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Massachusetts General Hospital


Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Transplants
Steven Scholzman, MD, Psychiatrist
MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Transitioning to Adult Care
Esther Israel, MD
Director, Inpatient Quality and Safety
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Barbara Luby, LICSW
Social Work
MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Questions and Answers


Closing Remarks
James F. Markmann, MD, PHD
Chief Division of Transplantation
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Education at MGHfC

As part of the largest teaching hospital in the Harvard Medical School system, MassGeneral Hospital for Children offers outstanding opportunities in medical education.