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Current Challenges and Advances in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a transplant research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute, University of Pittsburgh. He completed a transplantation surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and served at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, as Assistant Professor of Surgery. His h-index is 25.

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Organ Preservation Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Donation Techniques Donor Types Laparoscopic Donation Surgery Non-heart Beating Donors Renal Transplantation Surgery Paired Exchange Programs Pediatric Renal Transplantation Transplant Oncology Hepatocellular Carcinoma Live Metastatic Disease

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The goal of this book is to provide a detailed overview of the current status and the biggest challenges in the field of organ donation and organ transplantation. The first part of the book will present the donation process, including surgical, legal, and ethical issues, as well as different types of donors and the advantages and disadvantages in each case, in addition to the surgical issues involved. The next part of the book will present information regarding the current status and future challenges of renal and hepatic transplantation. Specifically, the issues that will be addressed will include donor choice, recipient choice, determining priority and differences around the globe, technical advice regarding the surgery and potential complications, immunological issues, strategies to increase donation, and preservation pumps. The audience for this book will be as broad as possible. The target audience will be a combination of transplant physicians and surgeons, scientists involved in basic science having to do with transplantation, and various other related fields.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 10th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 7th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 6th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

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Review results due: October 25th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 24th 2022

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About the editor

Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Georgios Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island, and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as a transplant research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute, University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a two-year transplantation surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and then joined the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, as Assistant Professor of Surgery. He has currently moved back to Greece, where he is a Professor of Transplantation Surgery and Chief of the Department of Transplantation Surgery at the Aristotle University School of Medicine. He has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and PubMed, as well as 35 book chapters. He is a reviewer for more than forty international journals and serves on the editorial boards of several others.

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