Pradeep Kumar Vaitla
University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Title: Pancreas Transplantation
Pradeep Kumar Vaitla has completed his Medical School from Osmania Medical College, India and Internal Medicine Residency from Texas Tech Univeristy followed by Nephrology Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and later Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta. He has served as Living Donor Kidney Program Director and is currently serving as Medical Director for Kidney- Pancreas Trasnplantation at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. He is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Society of Transplantation. He is the author or coauthor of 13 abstracts in peer-reviewed professional publications.
Objective of the talk is to discuss the evaluation of potential pancreas transplant reciepients, transplant lisitng criteria from UNOS (United Network of Organ Sharing), early and late complications of pancreas transplantation, immunosuppression and bascis of allograft rejection, treatment of pancreas rejection and combined kidney-pancreas transplantation. Presented information will be collected from UNOS guidelines, highly respected and peer reviewed journals like American Journal of Transplantation (AJT), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), Transplantation, American journal of kidney diseases (AJKD) and established medical facts.