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Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH, FACS

Positions and Appointments

2004-present  Director, Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation,
Department of Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center,
New York, NY
2004-present  Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
New York, NY
2004-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center,
New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Abdominal organ transplantation and laparoscopic surgery

Research Interests

Living donor kidney transplantation
Overcoming humoral immune responses
Increasing the organ supply
Minimally invasive surgery
Avoidance of surgical complications


Education and Training

2013  Masters of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
1988-1990  Fellow, Transplantation
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1987-1988  Chief Resident, General Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
1983-1987  Intern/Resident, General Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
1983  MD
Hahnemann University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA
1979  BA (Magna Cum Laude)
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - 1989, 1998
National Board of Medical Examiners - 1984

Professional Experience

2001-2004  Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2001  Associate Professor of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
1996-2001  Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
1990-1996  Assistant Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
1988-1990  Instructor, Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Professional Honors

2004 - Elpis Award, NephCure Foundation.

2002 - Philadelphia Magazine, “Top Docs” – Renal and Pacreatic Transplantation

1990 - National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship Award

1988 - Outstanding Resident of the Year, Dept. of Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

1983 - Neurosurgery Award for Academic Excellence, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1983 - Sandoz Award for Outstanding Contribution in Service to Hahnemann, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biochemistry, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo

1978 - Departmental Honors, Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

Professional Societies and Committees

2003-2004 - Liver Transplantation Performance Improvement Committee, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2003-2004 - Renal Transplantation Performance Improvement Committee, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2003-2004- Surgical Advisory Committee, Thomas Jefferson University

2002-2004 - Director, Surgical Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University

2002-2004 - Board of Directors, Gift of Life, Philadelphia, PA

2001-2004 - Medical Advisory Board, Gift of Life, Philadelphia, PA

2001- Society of University Surgeons

2000-2001 - Public Policy Committee, Kidney Foundation of Maryland

1998-2001 - Research Council, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center

1998-2001 - Medical Advisory Board, Foundation for Live Organ Donation

1998-2001 - Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland

1998-2001 - Department of Surgery Performance Improvement Committee

1998-2001 - Co-chairman, Abdominal Organ Transplant Performance Improvement Group

1997-2001 - Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

1997-2001 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Vivex Therapies Inc.

1997-2001 - Acting Chairman, Clinical Affairs Committee, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland

1997 - Fellow, American College of Surgeons

1996-2001 - Steering Committee, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center

1996-1998 - Kidney/Pancreas Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing

1995-2001 - Treasurer, Chesapeake Transplant Society

1995-1996 - Operating Room Services Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

1995-1996 - Operating Room Capital Equipment Budget Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

1994 - American Society of Transplantation

1993-1995 - Chairman, Membership Committee, Chesapeake Transplant Society

1993 - Chesapeake Transplant Society

1992-2001 - Board of Directors, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland

1991-2001 - Region 2 Representative, United Network for Organ Sharing

1991-2001 - Board of Directors, South Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation

1991-1997 - Chairman, Medical & Community Advisory Board, Transplant Resource Center of MD

1991-1997 - Chairman, Organ & Tissue Subcommittee, Medical and Community Advisory Board, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland

1991-1997 - Education Subcommittee, Medical and Community Advisory Board, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland

1991-1996 - Blood Utilization Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

1991-1996 - Organ and Tissue Donor Advocacy Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

1991-1996 - Research and Education Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians P.C.

1991 - Transplantation Society

1991 - Baltimore City Medical Society

1991 - Association for Academic Surgery


Current Projects


Targeted Intervention to Increase Living Kidney Donation (principal investigator) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Abrogation of Humoral Immune Responses Utilizing Plasmapheresis/Cytogam in Positive Crossmatch and ABO Incompatible Donor/Recipient Pairs Undergoing Live Donor Renal Transplantation (principal investigator) - Medimmune


Current Clinical Trials


An Open-Label Concentration-Controlled, Randomized, 12 Month Study of Prograf® + Corticosteroids Compared to Cyclosporine Capsules, USP (Modified) + Rapamune® + Corticosteroids in High Risk Renal Allograft Recipients (principal investigator) - Wyeth-Ayerst

A Phase II, Randomized , Open Label, Parallel Group, Multi-Center Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Prograf/FK778 and Prograf/Mycophenolate Mofetil in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients (principal investigator) - Fujisawa

Evaluation of Immunoglobulin Intravenous, 10% Manufactured by Chromatography Process As An Agent To Reduce Antiantibodies And Improve Transplant Results In Crossmatch Positive Living Donor Kidney Allograft Recipents
(principal investigator) - NIH

Randomized, Prospective Phase II Study Comparing Thymoglobulin In A Rapid Discontinuation Of Corticosterriods Protocol With Standard Corticosteroid Therapy In Living Donor Renal Transplantation Using Mycophenolate Mofetil And Maintenance Therapy - SangStat





Selected Publications

Boulware LE, Ratner LE, Cooper LA, LaVeist TA, Powe NR: Whole body donation for medical science: a population-based study. Clin Anat. 2004 Sep 16 [Epub ahead of print]

Montgomery RA, Hardy MA, Jordan SC, Racusen LC, Ratner LE, Tyan DB, Zachary AA: Consensus opinion from the Antibody Working Group on the diagnosis, reporting, and risk assessment for antibody-mediated rejection and desensitization protocols. Transplantation 2004, 78(2):181-5

Su LM, Ratner LE, Montgomery RA, Sinkov V, Bluebond-Langner R, Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: trends in donor and recipient morbidity following three hundred and twenty-one consecutive cases. Ann Surg 2004, 240(2):358-363.

Warren DS, Zachary AA, Sonnenday CJ, King KE, Cooper M, Ratner LE, Shirey RS, Haas M, Leffell MS, Montgomery RA: Successful renal transplantation across simultaneous ABO incompatible and positive crossmatch barriers. Am J Trans 2004, April 4(4):561-8

Kim FJ, Pinto P, Su LM, Jarrett TW, Ratner LE, Montgomery R, Kavoussi LR: Ipsilateral orchialgia after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. J Endourol 2003, 17(6):405-9

Zachary AA, Montgomery RA, Ratner LE, Samaniego-Picota M, Kopchaliiska D, Leffell MS: Specific and durable elimination of antibody to donor HLA antigens in renal transplant patients. Transplantation 2003 Nov 27;76(10):1519-25

Hsu TH, Su LM, Ratner LE, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR: Demographics of 353 laparoscopic renal donor and recipient pairs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. J Endourol 2003, 17(6):393-6.

Boulware LE, Cooper LA, Ratner LE, LaVeist TA, Powe NR: Race and trust in the health care system. Public Health Rep 2003, 118(4):358-365

Ratner LE: Report card on living kidney donation. Am J Trans 2003, 3(7):773-4

Hsu TH, Su LM, Trock BJ, Ratner LE, Colombani P, Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic adult donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Urology 2003, 61(2):320-2.

Hsu TH, Su LM, Ratner LE, Trock BJ, Kavoussi LR: Impact of renal artery multiplicity on outcomes of renal donors and recipients in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Urology 2003, 61(2):323-7.

Ferris RL, Kittur DS, Wilasrusmee C, Shah G, Krause E, Ratner L: Early hemodynamic changes after renal transplantation: determinants of low central venous pressure in the recipients and correlation with acute renal dysfunction. Med Sci Monit 2003, 9(2):CR61-6

Molmenti EP, Pinto PA, Montgomery RA, Su LM, Kraus E, Cooper M, Sonnenday CJ, Klein AS, Kavoussi LR, Ratner LE: Concomitant surgery with laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Am J Transplant. 2003, 3(2):219-23.

Hsu TH, Su LM, Ratner LE, Kavoussi LR: Renovascular complications of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Urology 2002, 60(5):811-815

Hsu T, Su L, Ratner L, Kavoussi L: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in the elderly patient. Urology 2002, 60(3):398.

Haas M, Ratner LE, Montgomery RA: C4d staining of perioperative renal transplant biopsies. Transplantation 2002, 74(5):711-717.

Sonnenday C, Ratner L, Zachary A, Burdick J, Samaniego M, Kraus E, Warren D, Montgomery R: Preemptive therapy with plasmapheresis/intravenous immunoglobulin allows successful live donor renal transplantation in patients with a positive cross-match. Transplant Proc. 2002 Aug;34(5):1614.


Boulware LE, Ratner LE, Ness PM, Cooper LA, Campbell-Lee S, LaVeist TA, Powe NR: The contribution of sociodemographic, medical and attitudinal factors to blood donation among the general public. Transfusion 2002, 42:669-678.

Boulware LE, Ratner LE, Sosa JA, Cooper LA, LaVeist TA, Powe NR: Determinants of willingness to donate live and cadaveric organs: identifying opportunities for intervention. Transplantation 2002, 73(10):1683-1691

Boulware LE, Ratner LE, Sosa JA, Tu AH, Nagula S, Simkins CE, Durant RW, Powe NR: The general public’s concerns about clinical risk in live kidney donation. American Journal of Transplantation 2002, 2:186-193

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