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Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury - From Bench To Bedside

Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


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The phenomenon of Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) injury is extremely interesting as it combines a biological function critical for life with a multitude of different molecular pathways. Specifically, the main treatment for ischemia of any organ is the prompt supply of oxygen in order to avoid loss of function or even death; however, this lifesaving reperfusion can at the same time lead to a subsequent injury that could even be greater than the original insult through a variety of different pathways.

The main interest in this field lies in the fact that it is far reaching and of interest to basic scientists (with all the different molecular pathways involved) as well as to physicians and surgeons as I/R can have several causes (ie trauma, surgery, transplantation, shock, sepsis among others) which involve a lot of different medical and surgical specialties ranging from cardiac, vascular, general surgery, transplantation to orthopedics and many others.

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Date completed: September 5th 2019

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Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr Georgios Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine 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 at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a two-year transplantation surgery fellowship at the 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 as an Associate Professor of Surgery. He has currently moved back to Greece, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki. The recipient of awards such as the Edward E. Mason award for excellence in patient care and education, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of a number of professional organizations. Dr Tsoulfas is the recipient of the American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship. Dr Tsoulfas is currently the president of the Greek Chapter of the International College of Surgeons, as well as World President of the International College of Surgeons and Vice Chair of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical and research interests include hepatobiliary surgery, primary and secondary hepatic malignancies, ischemia/reperfusion injury, as well as medical/surgical education and the use of technology.

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