Organ Failure and Replacement: Why Organs Fail and What Therapies are Available for Organ Replacement

Wednesdays, October 16 – November 20
7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF School of Nursing
513 Parnassus Avenue
Room N-217
Course# MLL20002

Course Chairs

Chris E. Freise, MD
Professor of Surgery • Surgical Director Kidney Transplantation
Interim Chief of Transplant Division • University of California, San Francisco

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS
Associate Professor • Division of Transplant Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Course Description

This program will focus on the causes of organ failure, how to prevent loss of organ function and how we can replace organs when they do fail. Participants will hear from a variety of experts, including kidney and liver specialists that are part of the UCSF Abdominal Transplant team, as well as transplant surgeons who perform liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. This comprehensive review should give the learners a better understanding as to why our organs fail, and the incredible outcomes achieved with organ transplantation when organs need to be replaced. The important role of living donors will also be reviewed.

Lecture Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule or speakers may change on short notice

Oct. 16, 2019
Title: Diet and Lifestyle for Kidney Health Download Slides
Meyeon Park, MD, MAS
Associate Professor - Nephrologist Director, Polycystic Kidney Disease Center of Excellence

Oct. 23, 2019
Title: Living Donor Kidney Transplant:   The basics and new developments Download Slides
Brian Lee, MD
Professor - Nephrologist
Medical Director, Living Kidney Donor Program

Oct. 30, 2019
Title: Living Donor Liver Transplant: How it is done and why it makes sense Download Slides
John Roberts, MD
Professor - Transplant Surgeon

Nov. 6, 2019
Title: Fatty liver: The silent epidemic. What is it and what can we do to fight it  Download Slides
Danielle Brandman, MD, MAS
Associate Professor- Hepatologist

Nov. 13, 2019
Title: Diagnosis and management of liver cancer, including transplant Download Slides
Neil Mehta, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor – Hepatologist

Nov. 20, 2019
Title: Strategies to treat diabetes with transplantation: How close are we to a cure?  Download Slides
Peter Stock, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplant Program