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Transplant Expert

Luca Cicalese, M.D., FACS
Transplant Expert


OFFICE (409) 772-2405

Luca Cicalese, M.D., FACS

Transplant Expert


Professor of Surgery
Director of the Texas Transplant Center
Director of Hepatobiliary Service

Expertise / Area(s) of Interest

Tolerance induction
Preservation and ischemia reperfusion injury
Liver and intestinal transplantation
Stem cell and organ regeneration
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Cellular transplantation

Recent Media / Articles

  • Elias G, Rastellini C, Nsier H, Nazarey P, Brown M, Pahari M, Shick L, Kim D, Cicalese L. Successful long-term repair of hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm following liver transplantation with primary stent-grafting. Liver Transpl. 2007 Sep;13(9):1346-8.
  • Pahari MP, Brown ML, Elias G, Nseir H, Banner B, Rastellini C, Cicalese L. Development of a bioartificial new intestinal segment using an acellular matrix scaffold. Gut. 2007 Jun;56(6):885-6.
  • Morini S, Brown ML, Cicalese L, Elias G, Carotti S, Gaudio E, Rastellini C. Revascularization and remodeling of pancreatic islets grafted under the kidney capsule. J Anat. 2007 May;210(5):565-77.

Recent Publications

  • Cicalese, L. UMass Memorial Performs Small Bowel Transplant - First in Northeast. Transplant Times, June 2004.
  • Cicalese, L. Gift of life changes hands, daughter, mother make medical history at UMass. Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA Thursday, May 13, 2004.
  • Cicalese, L. Gift of Opprtunity; Liver transplant is life-saving and life changing Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA Sunday April 2, 2006.

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