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Jean C. Emond, MD

Positions and Appointments

2007-present  Vice Chair and Chief of Transplantation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2010-present  Executive Director, Transplant Initiative
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2000-present  Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1999-present  Professor of Surgery in Pediatrics
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1999-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Hepatobiliary surgery
Liver transplantation in children and adults
Liver resection surgery
Portal hypertension surgery
Complex biliary surgery
Living donor liver transplantation

Education and Training

1998  Management training
Management Institute for Clinical Chiefs, Columbia School of Public Health, New York, NY
1985-1987  Fellowship, Liver Transplantation
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1984-1985  Fellowship, Hepatobiliary Surgery
Hospital Paul Brousse, Universite de Paris Sud Villejuif, France
1980-1984  Residency, General Surgery
Cook County Hospital, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
1979-1980  Internship, General Surgery
Cook County Hospital, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
1979  MD
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
1975  BA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

The American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1995
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980

Professional Experience

2004-2007  Vice Chair for Operations and Quality Management
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2001-2007  Clinical Vice Chair, Transplantation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1997-1998  Consultant in Liver Transplantation
Northwestern University Medical Center and the Childrens’ Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
1992-1997  Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
1995-1997  Transplant Surgeon
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
1991-1992  Director, Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Professional Honors

Ray and Joan Kroc Travelling Scholarship
Eleanor B. Pillsbury Fellowship
French Government Post-Graduate Scholarship
Fulbright Travel Grant for International Study
Andrew Mellon Young Faculty Member
PEW Scholars Program-University of Chicago nominee
Honorary Faculty Member AOA
Named in The Best Doctors in America
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Doctors in New York (New York Magazine)
Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2000
Doctor of the Year, Latino Organization for liver awareness, 2000

Professional Societies and Committees

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Surgical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Compagnons Hepato-Biliaires
Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society
International Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Association
International Liver Transplantation Society
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
San Francisco Surgical Society
Societé International de Chirurgie
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of University Surgeons
Warren H. Cole Society

Selected Publications

Rudow DL, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC, Marratta D, Bellemare S, Kinkhabwala M. One-year morbidity after donor right hepatectomy.Liver Transpl. 2004 Nov;10(11):1428-31.

Russo MW, Lapointe-Rudow D, Teixeira A, Guarrera J, Dove LD, Gaglio P, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M, Brown RS. Interpretation of Liver Chemistries in Adult Donors After Living Donor Liver Transplantation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004 Oct;38(9):810-4.

Akinlolu O. Ojo, Dennis Heinrichs, Jean C. Emond, Joshua J. McGowan, Mary K. Guidinger, Francis L. Delmonico, Robert A. Metzger. Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States AmJ Transplantation 2004 4(Supp 9):27-37.

Renz JF, Emond JC, Yersiz H, Ascher NL, Busuttil RW. Split liver transplantation in the United States: Outcomes of a national survey. Ann Surg. 2004 Feb;239(2):172-81

Shan Zeng, Nikki Feirt, Michael Goldstein1, James Guarrera1, Udeme Ekong, Yan Lu, Wu Qu, Ann Marie Schmidt and Jean C. Emond. Blockade of the receptor for AGE (RAGE) attenuates ischemia and reperfusion injury to the liver in mice. Hepatology 2004 39:422-432.

Mark W. Russo, Dianne LaPointe-Rudow, Milan Kinkhabwala, Jean Emond, Robert S. Brown. Impact of adult living donor liver transplantation on waiting time survival in candidates listed for liver transplantation. Am J Transplantation 2004 Mar;4(3):427-31

Paul J. Gaglio, Srikar Malireddy, Brian S. Levitt, Dianne Lapointe-Rudow, Jay Lefkowitch, Milan Kinkhabwala, Mark W. Russo, Jean C Emond, and Robert S. Brown, Jr. Increased risk of cholestatic hepatitis C in recipients of grafts from living versus cadaveric liver donors. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct;9(10):1028-35.

Kinkhabwala MM, Guarrera JV, Leno R, Brown RS, Prowda J, Kapur S, Emond JC. Outflow reconstruction in right hepatic live donor liver transplantation. Surgery 2003 Mar;133(3):243-50

Rudow DL, Russo MW, Hafliger S, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Clinical and ethnic differences in candidates listed for liver transplantation with and without potential living donors. Liver Transpl 2003 Mar;9(3):254-9

Michael J. Goldstein, Sandip Kapur, Milan Kinkhabwala, Patricia Harren, Diane LaPoint-Rudow, Steven J. Lobritto, Mark Russo, Robert S. Brown, Jr., Alan Weinberg, John F. Renz, Jean C. Emond. Analysis of failure in living donor liver transplants: Differential outcomes in adults and children. World J Surg. 2003 Mar;27(3):356-64.

Bruce R. Rosengard,. Sandy Feng,. Edward J. Alfrey, Jon Zaroff, Jean C. Emond, Mitchell L. Henry,. Edward R. Garrity, John P. Roberts, James J. Wynn, Robert A. Metzger, Richard B. Freeman, Friedrich K. Port, Robert B. Love, Ronald W. Busuttil, Francis L. Delmonico. Report of the Crystal City Meeting To Maximize the Use of Organs Recovered from the Cadaver Donor AmJ Transplantation 2002 Sep;2(8):701-11

Jean C. Emond, Richard B. Freeman Jr, John F. Renz2, Xavier Rogiers, Ronald W. Busuttil. Optimizing the use of donated cadaver livers: Analysis and policy development to increase the use of split livers. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct;8(10):863-72.

Salame E, Soauf R, Kinkhabwala M, Harren P, Finn R, Brown RS, Emond JC. Impact of the extent of hepatectomy on donor outcomes:liver function and clinical recovery after living donor liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2002 Sep;2(8):780-8.

Diaz GC, Renz JF, Mudge C, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Emond JC, Rosenthal P. Donor health assessment following living-donor transplantation. Ann Surg 236(1):120-126, 2002.

Robert S. Brown, Jr., K. Shiva Kumar, Steven J. Lobritto, Dianne L. Rudow, Patricia Harren, Milan Kinkhabwala, Sandip Kapur, Jean C. Emond. Comparison of May end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores and Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CPT) scores as predictors of pre liver transplant (LT) disease severity and post-LT outcomes in UNOS status 2A patients. Liver Transpl. 2002 Mar;8(3):278-84.

Renz JF, DeRoos M, Rosenthal P, Mudge C, Bacchetti P, Watson J, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Emond JC. Post-transplantation growth in pediatric liver recipients. Liver Transpl 2001 Dec;7(12):1040-55

Renz JF, Reichert PR, Emond JC. Biliary anatomy as applied to pediatric living donor and split-liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2000 Nov;6(6):801-4.

Emond JC, De Luca T. Il trapianto di fegato da familiare vivente: selezione di riciventi e donatori Minerva Chir 2000 Nov;55(11):759-69

Dower NA, Smith LJ, Lees G, Kneteman N, Idikio H, Emond J, Rosenthal P. Experience with aggressive therapy in three children with unresectable malignant liver tumors. Med Pediatr Oncol. 2000 Feb;34(2):132-5.

Renz JF, Reichert PR, Emond JC. Hepatic arterial anatomy as applied to living-donor and split-liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2000 May;6(3):367-9.

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Forman LM, Trotter JF, Emond J. Living donor liver transplantation and hepatitis C (Editorial). Liver Transpl. 2004 Mar;10(3):347-348.

Emond JC. Living donor liver transplantation in children: what to recommend? (Editorial) Am. J. Transplantation 2004 Mar;4(3):293-4.

Renz JF, Yersiz H, Reichert PR, Hisatake GM, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Emond JC, Bussuttil RW. Split-Liver Transplantation: A Review. Am. J. Transplantation 2003; 3:1-13.

Haskal ZJ, Emond J, Brown R. Mesenteric venous thrombosis. N Engl J M 2002; 346: 1252.(Letter).

Emond JC. What’s new in transplantation 2002. J Am Coll Surg. 2002 May;194(5):636-41.

Guarrera JV and Emond JC. Advances in segmental liver transplantation: Can we solve the donor shortage? Transplant Proc. 2001 Nov;33(7-8):3451-5.

Emond JC. Optimizing the donor pool: The status of split liver and living donor liver transplants 2001. in Eds: Arroyo V et al. “Therapy in Hepatology” Ars Medica Spain 2001:317-323.

Samstein B, Emond J. Liver transplants from living related donors. Annu Rev Med 2001;52:147-60

Rosenthal J, Sussman J, Haskall Z Emond JC. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. In: ed: Cameron JL. “Current Surgical Therapy” 7th edition. Mosby 2001:399-406.

Marvin M and Emond JC. Cirrhosis and portal hypertension in: ed: Greenfield LJ. “ Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice” Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2001: 957-988.

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