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Stefan G. Tullius, MD, PhD
Senior Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
Transplant Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Narrative:

As a post-doctoral fellow at the Surgical Research Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical in the early nineties, Dr. Tullius started exploring the consequences of IRI on transplant outcome and continued this work after moving back to Berlin, Germany. His laboratory has contributed to an improved understanding of the impact of IRI and other alloantigen-independent factors determinating graft outcome. Their work has characterized mechanisms correlating innate and adaptive immune responses as they relate to the modification of the recipient’s immune response consequential to organ quality. In addition to his laboratory work he is an active transplant surgeon.


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Solhjou Z, Uehara M, Bahmani B, Maarouf OH, Ichimura T, Brooks CR, Xu W, Yilmaz M, Elkhal A, Tullius SG, Guleria I, McGrath MM, Abdi R. Novel Application of Localized Nanodelivery of Anti-Interleukin-6 Protects Organ Transplant From Ischemia-Reperfusion Injuries. Am J Transplant. 2017 Mar 12.

2. O'Connell PJ, Kuypers D, Mannon RR, Abecassis M, Chadban S, Gill JS, Murphy B, Nickerson PW, Schold JD, Stock P, Seron D, Alloway R, Bromberg J, Budde K, Jordan S, Legendre C, Lefaucheur C, Sarwall M, Segev D, Stegall MD, Tullius SG, Wong G, Woodle ES, Ascher N, Morris RE. Clinical Trials for Immunosuppression in Transplantation; The Case for Reform and Change in Direction. Transplantation. 2017 Feb 15.

3. Olufajo OA, Adler JT, Yeh H, Zeliadt SB, Hernandez RA, Tullius SG, Backhus L, Salim A. Disparities in kidney transplantation across the United States: Does residential segregation play a role? Am J Surg. 2017 Apr; 213(4):656-661.

4. Grey ST, Issa F, Tullius SG. Awards in Transplantation Science Recognize the Best Articles Published in Transplantation. Transplantation. 2017 Jan; 101(1):10-12.

5. Krenzien F, Quante M, Heinbokel T, Seyda M, Minami K, Uehara H, Biefer HRC, Schuitenmaker JM, Gabardi S, Splith K, Schmelzle M, Petrides AK, Azuma H, Pratschke J, Li XC, ElKhal A, Tullius SG. Age-Dependent Metabolic and Immunosuppressive Effects of Tacrolimus. Am J Transplant. 2017 May; 17(5):1242-1254.

6. Tullius SG, Pomahac B, Kim HB, Carty MJ, Talbot SG, Nelson HM, Delmonico FL. Successful Recovery and Transplantation of 11 Organs Including Face, Bilateral Upper Extremities, and Thoracic and Abdominal Organs From a Single Deceased Organ Donor. Transplantation. 2016 Oct; 100(10):2226-9.

7. Pang P, Abbott M, Chang SL, Abdi M, Chauhan N, Mistri M, Ghofrani J, Fucci QA, Walker C, Leonardi C, Grady S, Halim A, Hoffman R, Lu T, Cao H, Tullius SG, Malek S, Kumar S, Steele G, Kibel A, Freedman BS, Waikar SS, Siedlecki AM. Human vascular progenitor cells derived from renal arteries are endothelial-like and assist in the repair of injured renal capillary networks. Kidney Int. 2017 Jan; 91(1):129-143.

8. Seyda M, Elkhal A, Quante M, Falk CS, Tullius SG. T Cells Going Innate. Trends Immunol. 2016 Aug; 37(8):546-56.

9. Tullius SG. Vascular composite tissue transplantation: achievements and challenges in a rapidly developing field. Transpl Int. 2016 Jun; 29(6):643.

10. Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, Sharma G, Krezdorn N, Bueno EM, Talbot SG, Carty MJ, Tullius SG, Pomahac B. Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplants After Simultaneous Solid Organ and Vascularized Composite Allograft Procurements: A Nationwide Analysis. Transplantation. 2016 May 02.