Director, Cyotpathology Laboratory and Cytotechnology Training Program
Director, Cardiovascular Registry
Cardiovascular Pathology, Cytopathology, Abdominal Solid Organ Transplantation (liver, pancreas, small bowel)
An exciting milestone in small bowel transplant pathology occurred in October 1999 when the Sixth Annual International Small Bowel Transplantation Symposium was held in Omaha. I led pathologists from UNMC, Pittsburgh, London, Ontario, and Miami in developing a working formulation of histologic criteria for grading rejection in small bowel transplant biopsies. This grading scale will be published in Transplant Proceedings in September 2000. My interest in chronic rejection and transplant arteriopathy continues and I am investigating this process in small bowel allografts as well.
A first-year medical student, Brock Wendt, and I studied an interesting process of intimal thickening and medial damage in cadaver aortic homografts used in reconstruction of hypoplastic aortas in children. We are correlating donor and recipient characteristics to better understand the pathobiology of this poorly-understood phenomenon.
Education and Training
B.S. (Distinction), Iowa State University, 1979
M.D., University of Iowa, 1983
Flexible Internship, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Campus, 1983-84
Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1984-88
Chief Resident, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1987-1988
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1987-89
Fellowship, Cytopathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1988-89
Medical Students: Second year Cardiovascular Pathology Lectures and Lab Cytotechnology Training Program, Medical Director
Pharmacy Students: Lecture on cardiac and vascular pathology
Residents: Weekly heart cutting/Cardiovascular pathology
Weekly Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Conference
Short Course Director - Pathology of Liver, Kidney, Pancreas and Small Bowel Transplantation: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, New Orleans, LA, March, 2000
Sudan DL, Radio SJ, Matamoros A, Jr, Johnson ND, Shearon CC, Glogowski KR, Hill AC, Goertzen TC, Fox IJ, Langnas AN, and Beschorner WE. 2000. Effect of surrogate tolerogenesis on the vascular rejection of pig heart xenografts. Transplantation 69:232-235, 2000.
Sudan DL, Kaufman SS, Shaw BW Jr, Fox IJ, McCashland TM, Schafer DF, Radio SJ, Hinrichs SH, Vanderhoof JA, and Langnas AN. 2000. Isolated intestinal transplantation for intestinal failure. Am J Gastroenterol 95:1506-1515, 2000.
For a detailed list of publications, click here.
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3135