David F Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS (C), FACS

David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S. Professor of Surgery, Transplant
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983285 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3285, USA
Phone: 402-559-8390
Fax: 402-559-3434

Curriculum Vitae

University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada University of Alberta Faculty of Graduate Studies, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta Faculty, General Surgery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Surgical Transplantation, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Board Certification:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Academic Appointment:
Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Program


  1. Mercer DF, Hobson BD, Gerhardt BK, Grant WJ, Vargas LM, Langnas AN, Quiros-Tejeira RE. Serial Transverse Enteroplasty Allows Children with Short Bowel to Wean from Parenteral Nutrition. J Pediatr. 2013 in submission.
  2. Florescu DF, Abu-Elmagd K, Mercer DF, Qiu F, Kalil AC. An International Survey of Cytomegalovirus Prevention and Treatment Practices in Intestinal Transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 in submission.
  3. Infantino BJ, Mercer DF, Hobson BD, Fischer RT, Gerhardt BK, Grant WJ, Langnas AN, Quiros-Tejeira RE. Successful Rehabilitation in Pediatric Ultrashort Small Bowel Syndrome. J Pediatr 2013 in submission
  4. Mercer DF, Hobson BD, Fischer RT, Talmon GA, Perry DA, Gerhardt BK, Grant WJ, Botha JF, Langnas AN, Quiros-Tejeira RE. Hepatic fibrosis persists and progresses despite biochemical improvement in children treated with intravenous fish oil emulsion. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Apr;56(4):364-9.
  5. Thompson JS, Weseman RA, Rochling FA, Grant WJ, Botha JF, Langnas AN, Mercer DF. Preresection obesity increases the risk of hepatobiliary complications in short bowel syndrome. Nutrients. 2012 Sep 26;4(10):1358-66.
  6. Kalil AC, Mindru C, Botha JF, Grant WJ, Mercer DF, Olivera MA, McCartan MA, McCashland TM, Langnas AN, Florescu DF. Risk of cytomegalovirus disease in high-risk liver transplant recipients on valganciclovir prophylaxis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Liver Transpl. 2012 Dec;18(12):1440-7.
  7. Keck M, Mindru C, Kalil AC, Mercer DF, Florescu DF. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in a Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipient Treated with Oral Ribavirin. Pediatric Transplant. 2012 Dec;16(8):E348-51.
  8. Mercer DF. Fish oil emulsions in the management of intestinal failure-associated liver disease. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov-Dec;46(10):823-7.
  9. Squires RH, Duggan C, Teitelbaum DH, Wales PW, Balint J, Venick R, Rhee S, Sudan D, Mercer D, Martinez JA, Carter BA, Soden J, Horslen S, Rudolph JA, Kocoshis S, Superina R, Lawlor S, Haller T, Kurs-Lasky M, Belle SH; Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium. Natural history of pediatric intestinal failure: initial report from the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium. J Pediatr. 2012 Oct;161(4):723-8.e2.
  10. Florescu DF, Qiu F, Langnas AN, Mercer DF, Chambers H, Hill LA, Qaragholi N, Kalil AC. Bloodstream Infections during the First Year after Pediatric Small Bowel Transplantation.Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jul;31(7):700-4.
  11. Florescu DF, McCartney AM, Qiu F, Langnas AN, Botha J, Mercer DF, Grant W, Kalil AC. Staphylococcus Aureus Infections After Liver Transplantation. Infection. 2012 Jun;40(3):263-9.
  12. Florescu DF, Langnas AN, Grant W, Mercer DF, Botha J, Qiu F, Shafer L, Kalil AC. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes Associated with Cytomegalovirus Disease in Small Bowel Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 May;16(3):294-301.
  13. Oh PL, Martínez I, Sun Y, Walter J, Peterson DA, Mercer DF. Characterization of the Ileal Microbiota in Rejecting and Nonrejecting Recipients of Small Bowel Transplants. Am J Transplant. 2012 Mar;12(3):753-62.
  14. Thompson JS, Rochling FA, Weseman RA, Mercer DF. Current Management of Short Bowel Syndrome. Curr Probl Surg. 2012 Feb;49(2):52-115.
  15. Florescu DF, Qiu F, Mercer DF, Langnas AN, Shafer LR, Kalil AC. Risk Factors for Systemic Candida Infections in Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb;31(2):120-3.
  16. Florescu DF, Qiu F, Vivekanandan R, Mercer DF, Langnas AN, Kalil AC. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus Infections After Small Bowel and Multivisceral Transplantation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jan;31(1):25-9.
  17. Wheeler M., Mercer D., Grant W., Botha J., Langnas A., Thompson J. Surgical Treatment of Intra-Abdominal Desmoid Tumors Resulting In Short Bowel Syndrome. Cancers. 2012; 4(1):31-38.
  18. Boland E, Thompson JS, Grant WJ, Botha J, Langnas AN, Mercer DF. Massive small bowel resection during pregnancy causing short bowel syndrome.Am Surg. 2011 Dec;77(12):1589-92.
  19. Florescu DF, Hermsen ED, Kwon JY, Gumeel D, Grant WJ, Mercer DF, Kalil AC. Is There a Role for Oral Human Immunoglobulin in the Treatment for Norovirus Enteritis in Immunocompromised Patients? Pediatr Transplant 2011 Nov;15(7):718-21.
  20. Thompson JS, Weseman R, Rochling FA, Mercer DF. Current management of the short bowel syndrome. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Jun;91(3):493-510.
  21. Mercer DF. Hot Topics in Post Small Bowel Transplantation: Noninvasive Graft Monitoring Including Stool Calprotectin and Plasma Citrulline. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2011 Jun;16(3):316-22.
  22. Mercer DF, Vargas L, Sun Y, Moreno AM, Grant WJ, Botha JF, Langnas AN, Sudan DL. Stool Calprotectin Monitoring After Small Intestine Transplantation. Transplantation. 2011 May 27;91(10):1166-71.
  23. Mercer DF. Animal Models for Studying Hepatitis C and Alcohol Effects on Liver. World J Gastroenterol.2011 May 28;17(20):2515-9.
  24. Florescu DF, Islam KM, Grant W, Mercer DF, Langnas A, Botha J, Nielsen B, Kalil AC. Incidence and outcome of fungal infections in pediatric small bowel transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2010 Dec;12(6):497-504.
  25. Janse M, Weersma RK, Sudan DL, Festen EA, Wijmenga C, Dijkstra G, Mercer D. Association of Crohn’s Disease-associated NOD2 Variants with Intestinal Failure Requiring Small Bowel Transplantation and Clinical Outcomes. Gut. 2010 Oct 12.
  26. Florescu DF, Islam MK, Mercer DF, Grant W, Langnas AN, Freifeld AG, Sudan D, Basappa R, Dimaio D, Kalil AC. Adenovirus Infections in Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2010 Jul 27;90(2):198-204.
  27. Botha JF, Langnas AN, Campos BD, Grant WJ, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Mercer DF, Roberts JP. Left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: small grafts and hemiportocaval shunts in the prevention of small-for-size syndrome.  Liver Transpl. 2010 May;16(5):649-57.
  28. Sun Y, Zhu Z, Langnas AN, Grant WJ, Botha JF, Zhao Y, Sudan DL, Mercer DF. Plasma nitrite and nitrate levels as a noninvasive marker of pathology after human small bowel transplantation.Transplantation. 2010 Feb 15;89(3):307-11.
  29. Thompson JS, Weseman R, Rochling F, Grant W, Botha J, Langnas A, Mercer D. Radiation therapy increases the risk of hepatobiliary complications in short bowel syndrome. Nutr Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;26(4):474-8.