Dr. Sandip Kapur

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, United States of America

Dr. Sandip Kapur is Chief of Transplantation and Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Kapur is an internationally recognized pioneer in advancing innovative strategies that allow more recipients to receive successful transplants, including high risk kidney transplantation and expanding opportunities for living donor kidney transplantation. Dr. Kapur led Cornell in performing one of the first living donor kidney transplant chains, a novel concept that is revolutionizing transplantation and dramatically improves the opportunity for kidney transplant candidates to find a compatible living donor. Dr. Kapur's areas of research include translating molecular monitoring techniques from bench to bedside and clinical trials on immunosuppression, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and immunosuppression minimization strategies.

Edited Books

  • Current Concepts in Kidney Transplantation

    Despite significant accomplishments to date, kidney transplantation is a relatively young field in medicine. Due to the armamentarium of agents available to effectively suppress the immune system, the past decade has seen a shift in focus from prevention of rejection to a focus on extending the life of the allograft and novel strategies to increase the organ donor pool. This book covers basic concepts in kidney transplantation while also addressing ways to manage kidney transplant recipients in order to maximize patient and graft survival. In addition, novel concepts to increase organ availability are addressed, including kidney paired donation and single site laparoendoscopic donor nephrectomy for living donor kidney transplantation, and utilization of marginal, hepatitis C positive, and older donor organs to increase deceased donor transplant opportunities.

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