OBM Transplantation (ISSN 2577-5820) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc., which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation, including: transplantation procedures and the maintenance of transplanted tissues or organs; assimilation of grafted tissue and the reconstitution of removed organs or parts of organs; transplantation of heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreatic islets and bone marrow, etc. Areas related to clinical and experimental transplantation are also of interest.

OBM Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication, and we aim at serving the international transplant community with high accessibility as well as relevant and high quality content.

The journal publishes all types of articles in English. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. We encourage authors to be concise but present their results in as much detail as necessary, as reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.4 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Reviewer Board (71)

Dr. Mobil Akhmedov, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, National Medical Radiological Research Center, Moscow, Russian Federation

Research Interests: Oncology; Stem cell transplantation; CAR-T

Tilahun Alelign, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Stream, Debre Berhan University

Research Interests: Immunogenetics; Transplantation immunology; Histocompatibility; Solid organ transplant; Stem cell transplant; Cell therapy; Immunology of infectious diseases

Manuela Almeida, MD

Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Research Interests: Nephrology; Dialysis; Transplantation

Dr. Nasar Alwahaibi, Associate Professor and Head of the Biomedical Science Department

Department of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Research Interests: Organ transplantation; Kidney transplantation; Kidney diseases; Immunohistochemistry; Biomedical research

Komarakshi R. Balakrishnan, MD

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Heart and Lung Transplantation, MGM Health Care, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Interests: End-stage heart failure management (heart transplant & VAD implant); Paediatric cardiac surgery; Lung transplant; Heart and lung transplant

Ana Isabel Avila Bernabeu, MD

Nephrology Department, University Hospital Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain

Research Interests: Kidney transplant; Medicine; Nephrology

Matthias Buechter, MD, Associate Professor

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen 45147,

Research Interests: Liver Diseases; Cirrhosis; Liver Cirrhosis; Biliary Tract Diseases; Liver Transplantation; Pancreatic Diseases; Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography; Fibrosis; Liver Failure; Portal Hypertension

Andrea Benedetti Cacciaguerra, MD, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Liver transplantation Consultant Surgeon

HPB Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

Research Interests: Liver surgery; Liver cancer; Minimally invasive surgery; Liver transplantation; Hepatology; Pancreatic surgery; Oncology

David J. Chambers, PhD, Consultant Clinical Scientist

Cardiac Surgery/Cardiac Surgical Research, The Rayne Institute (King's College London), Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

Research Interests: Cardioprotection; Cardioplegia; Cardiac surgery; Ischemia; Reperfusion; Cardiopulmonary bypass

Geng-He Chang, MD

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Puzi City 613, Taiwan

Research Interests: Rhinitis; Sunisitis; Nasal irrigation; Nsasal spray; Deep neck infection; Epiglottitis

Preeti Chhabra, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplantation Division)

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/preeti.chhabra.1/bibliography/public/

Research Interests: Type 1 diabetes; immunotherapies; COVID-19 treatments; Micriobiome and microRNA biomarkers; Proteomics; Islet transplantation; Immunoglobulin M

Andrea Dell'Amore, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Research Interests: Heart and lung transplantation; Pulmonary artery hypertension; Pulmonary thromboendoarterctomy; ECMO; Cardiac assistance devices; Tracheal surgery; Robotic surgery; Minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery

Petros C. Dinas, PhD, Senior Researcher in Human Physiology

Functional Architecture of Mammals in Their Environment Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Greece

Research Interests: Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Brown adipose tissue; Environmental physiology; Passive smoking

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Pediatrician

Pediatric Respiratory

Research Interests: Allograft rejection; Biomarkers; Lung transplantation; Cardiac transplantation; Bronchiolitis obliterans/Chronic allograft rejection

Dr. Ibrahim El-Serafi, MD, PhD, Assistant professor

Basic Medical Sciences Department, College of Medicine, Ajman University, UAE

Research Interests:

•        Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation;
•        Mesothelin CAR T cell therapy for the treatment of ovarian cancer;
•        Personalized cancer therapy on pharmacogenomic bases;
•        Development of cancer mouse models;
•        Stem cell-based therapy as a regenerative solution for difficult-to-heal skin wounds;
•        Development and validation of analytical methods;

Ezzatollah Fathi, PhD, DVM, DVSc, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Research Interests: Stem cell therapy; Stem cell biology; Cellular signaling pathways; Multi lineage differentiation of stem cells

Evaldo Favi, MD, PhD,

1. Consultant in Kidney Transplant and Vascular Access Surgery
2. Assistant Professor in General Surgery

1: Kidney Transplant Unit - Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico- Milan - Italy

2: Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health - Università degli Studi di Milano - Milan - Italy

Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Organ retrieval; Immunosuppression; Vascular access; Peritoneal dialysis; Polyomavirus infection; Organ reconditioning

Eugenio Galli, MD, PhD

Area Ematologica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS

Research Interests: Bone marrow transplantation, CAR-T

Dr. Kartik Ganesh

Consultant Nephrologist and Renal Transplant Physician, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala

Research Interests: Renal transplantation

Dr. Ling Gao, Senior Research Scientist

The University of New South Wales, Australia

Research Interests: Preservation of donor hearts retrieved after circulation death for transplantation

Marcela N. Garcia, MD, Professor

C ́atedra de Citolog ́ıa, Histolog ́ıa y Embriolog ́ıa, Facultad de Ciencias M ́edicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Interests: Cancer research; Cell biology; Mesenchymal Stem Cells; HLA-G; Wound healing

Abbas Ghazanfar, Consultant Transplant Surgeon

Renal Transplant Unit, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT, UK

Research Interests: Live donor renal transplantation; Renal Transplant in complex recipients i.e. high BMI, multiple transplants and complex anatomy; Dual Kidney transplant; Vascular access in patients with chronic kidney disease

Stefano Giardino, MD

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Unit, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, L.goGaslini 5, Genoa, GE 16147, Italy

Research Interests:
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from haploidentical HLA family donor in children;
Experimental drugs in the second-line therapy of acute and chronic refractory Graft-versus-host Disease in children;
Advanced Cell therapy in the management of post-transplant leukemia relapse;
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in pediatric high-risk solid tumor
Haploidentical SCT and immunotherapy in high-risk Neuroblastoma

Fabio Guolo, Researcher, MD, PhD

1 Chair of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy;
2 Department of Hematology and Oncology, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy

Research Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Minimal Residual Disease Evaluation; Immunotherapy; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; NK cells; Hodgkin Lymphoma; Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

Karim Hamaoui, PhD

1: Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK

2: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

Research Interests: Organ Preservation; Abdominal Surgery; Advance Laparoscopic Surgery; Organ Transplantation

Atefe Jafari, Pharm. D., BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Research Interests: Drug safety; Nephrotoxicity; Clinical trial; Drug interaction; Pharmacovigilance; Kidney transplantation

Marzieh Jamalidoust, PhD of Medical Virology, Assistant professor of Medical Virology,
Full Time academic staff

Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Research Interests: Opportunistic viral infection; CMV; EBV; Blood Borne viral infection; HSV; Enteroviruses; SARS-CoV2; Molecular diagnosis of viral infection; Traditional diagnosis of viral infection

Tajana Filipec Kanizaj, PhD, Profesor

School of Medicine, Zagreb University, Šalata ul. 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Research Interests: Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine; Hepatology; Liver Transplantation

Anju Khairwa, Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology, UCMS, Delhi

Research Interests: Renal pathology; Special Hematology; Cytology

Iva Kosuta, MD, PhD, FEBGH, FEBTM

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia

Research Interests: Liver cirrhosis; ACLF; ALF; Liver transplant; Sepsis; MDRO; Immunosuppression; Deceased donor transplant; Organ allocation; Post-transplant care

Jiten P. Kothadia, MD

MUH James D. Eason Transplant Institute, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 1265 Union Avenue, 4 Shorb Tower, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

Research Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and liver transplant outcomes; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Dr. Asuri Krishna, Additional professor surgery

All india institute of medical sciences Delhi India

Research Interests: Laparoscopy; Renal transplant; Hepato pancreatico biliary diseases; Trauma surgery; Colorectal

Gurinder Kumar, MD, Physician Pediatrics

Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland

Research Interests: Pediatric nephrology, Cystinosis; Reflux nephropathy; Hemolytic uremic syndrome; Post transplant infections

MUDr. Jan Lestak, CSc.

Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, 27201 Kladno, Czech Republic

Research Interests: Ophthalmology; Eyes; Cataract surgery; Glaucoma; Cornea, Neurophthalmology, Electrophysiological examination

Junjie Li, Doctor

Department of Emergency, Xijing Hospital, Xi'an, China

Research Interests: Transplantation; Epigenetic modification; Immunology; Inflammatory diseases; Cell death

Maria Loureiro, Rehabilitation Nurse Maria Loureiro (PhD studentr, MsT, RN)

Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra , Cirurgia Cardiotoracica e transplante de órgãos torácicos, CInTesis

Research Interests: Heart transplant; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Nursing; Heart surgery; e Health

Mariangela Mancini, MD FEBU, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Urological Clinic, University Hospital of Padova, Italy

Research Interests: Oncological urology; Bladder cancer; Kidney cancer; Prostate cancer; Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Kidney transplant complications; BPH in transplanted patients; TURP in kidney transplanted patients; Rare and complex urology; Prostate inflammation

Martín Alejandro Maraschio, MD

Hospital Privado Universitario de Córdoba and Hospital Córdoba (Ministry of Health of the Province of Córdoba)

Professor of the Catholic University of Córdoba and of the University Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Córdoba

Research Interests: Liver transplant; Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation; Organ donation; Immunossuppresion; Acute rejection; Liver cirrhosis; Hepatectomy; Pancreatectomy

Hisanori Mayumi

Mayumi GP & Cardiology Clinic, Saitama City, Japan

Research Interests: Treatment; Clinical cardiology; Cardiovascular surgery; Allergy

Marco Merli, MD, MSc

ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano, Italy

Research Interests: Hepatitis C; HIV; Liver diseases; Liver cirrhosis; Infection; Hepatitis B; Antiviral therapy; Viral hepatitis; Chronic hepatitis; Liver fibrosis; Surgical infections; Fungal infections; Bacterial infections in liver cirrhosis; Solid organ transplant infections

Ilina Micheva, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Clinic of hematology and transplant unit

Medical University, Varna UMBAL “Sveta Marina” Varna, Bulgaria

Research Interests: Bone marrow transplantation; Multiple myeloma; MDS; MPN; Stem cells

Vikash C. Mishra, Scientist

Chimera Transplant Research Foundation, New Delhi, India

Research Interests: Human leukocyte Antigen (HLA); Histocompatibility tissue testing; Solid organ transplant; Hematopoietic stem cell transplant; Matched unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplant; Stem cell registry; STR; Mitochondrial DNA analysis; Autosomal STR Analysis and Y STR DNA Analysis; CDC crossmatch; Anti HLA antibodies

Wilhelm Mistiaen, PhD, Associate Professor

1: Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

2: Department of Healthcare & Wellbeing, Artesis-Plantijn University College of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Research Interests: Cardiac surgery; Cardiovascular disease

Tudor Moisoiu, Resident Doctor

Clinical Institute of Urology and Renal Transplantation, 400006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Research Interests: renal transplantation-clinical and fundamental research

Letizia Corinna Morlacchi, MD

Internal Medicine Department, Respiratory Unit and Cystic Fibrosis Adult Centre, Fondazione IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Research Interests: Lung transplantation

Dr. Lovelesh Kumar Nigam, Associate Professor, IKDRC-ITS, GUTS, Ahmedabad

IKDRC-ITS, GUTS, Ahmedabad

Research Interests: Renal pathology; Transplantation pathology; Urooncopathology; Liver transplantation; Liver allograft pathology; Immunopathology; Transfusion medicine; Immunohematology; Pathology

Weerapat Owattanapanich, Associate Professor

Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Research Interests: Acute myeloid leukemia; Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Genetic; Transplantation; Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Swati Pabbi, MD

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad

Research Interests: Plasmapheresis; Cascade plasmapheresis; Immunoadsorption; Stem cell harvests; Extracorporeal photopheresis for GVHD and transplant immunology

Annalisa Paviglianiti, MD

Sorbonne University, Service d'Hématologie Clinique et Thérapie cellulaire, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, INSERM UMRs 938, Paris, France

Research Interests: Hematologic Diseases; Clinical Hematology; Biostatistics; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Ursula La Rocca, MD

Hematology, Policlinico Umberto 1, "Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy

Research Interests: Cell therapy; Immunohematology; Blood transfusion; Blood component transfusion; Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; Apheresis

Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, MD

Department for Congenital Heart Disease/Pediatric Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany

Research Interests: Hypothermia; Neuroprotection; Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; RNA-binding protein 3; Pediatric heart transplantation; Calcineurin inhibitors; Telemedicine; Optical Coherence Tomography

Dr. Deepti Sachan, MD, PDCC, Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, #7, CLC Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 044

Research Interests: Immunohematology; Transplant immunology; Therapeutic apheresis; PBSC collection; Patient blood management for solid organ transplants

Irene Scalera, MD

Liver Unit, University Hospital Policlinic of Bari, Italy

Research Interests: Liver surgery; HCC; Liver transplant; Machine perfusion

Sabyasachi Sen, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Research Interests: Effect of HIV medications on cardiovascular health in veterans

Nirmal S. Sharma, MD, Assistant Professor

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Research Interests: Lung transplantation; Extracorporeal life support technologies

Dr. Anurag Shrimal, Director Transplant Surgery

Institute of Liver, Pancreas & Intestine Transplantation, Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, India, Pin 400056

Research Interests: Liver transplantation; Living donor; Pediatric liver transplantation; Hepatoblastoma

Gaurav Sindwani, MD, Associate Professor

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Research Interests: Patients undergoing liver and kidney transplant and the management of post-operative pain; Use of Transesophageal echocardiography in patients undergoing liver transplantation

Ana Sofia Sobral Cípriano, infectious DIseases MD

Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto

Research Interests: Infectious diseases; Solid organ transplant; Virus; Fungal infections; Antibiotics

Genc Sulcebe, PhD, Professor

Member of Academy of Sciences of Albania, Head of Laboratory of Immunology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine of Tirana, Rr. e Dibres 371, Tirana, 2007, Albania

Research Interests: Immunology; Immunogenetics; Histocompatibility; Tissue typing; Transplantation; Autoimmunity; Diagnostic immunology; Immunodeficiencies; Immunology of infectious diseases

Dr. Kurtis J. Swanson, Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Pancreas transplantation; Delayed graft function; Living donation; Post-transplant diabetes mellitus; CKD after non-kidney solid organ transplantation

Prof. Francesco Tandoi, MD, PhD, FEBS

1: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit, University of Bari - AOU Policlinico Consorziale of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
2: Liver Transplant Unit and General Surgery 2U, University of Turin - AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Corso Bramante 88, 10126 Torino, Italy

Research Interests: Liver transplantation (full size and split) in adult and pediatric recipient; Pancreas transplantation; Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; Digestive surgery; Clinical trials

Professor Suporn Treepongkaruna, MD

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Research Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Prashant Vaijyanath, Director & head Cardiothoracic & thoracic organ transplant surgery

Kovai medical center hospital, avinashi road coimbatore Tamil Nadu, India

Research Interests: Adult & congenital cardiac surgery; Orthotopic & heterotopic heart transplant; Transcatheter valve therapies; Endovascular therapies

Mustafa Vayvada, Associate Professor

Thoracic Surgery Department, Kartal Kosuyolu Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Interests: Lung transplantation; Lung volume reduction surgery

Yong Wang, MD, Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System

Research Interests: to investigate and solve clinically relevant problems with novel emerging technologies; Diabetes; Islet physiology; Islet transplantation; Microfluidic

Jiong Wu, Associated Professor, Doctor, vice director of the department

The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University

Research Interests: Hematological disorder; Aplastic anemia; Leukemia; Immune thrombocytopenia; Stem cell transplantation; Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Kunal Yadav, Assistant Professor of Urology

University of Toledo

Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Pancreas transplant; Liver transplant; Islet transplant; Total pancreatectom with islet auto-transplant; Organ donation; Organ preservation; Immunosuppression

Takayuki Yamamoto, PhD, Assistant Professor

Center for Transplantation Sciences, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Research Interests: Abdominal transplant

Yojiro Yutaka, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University

Research Interests: General thoracic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Biomaterial; Regeneration; Lung transplantation

Shaotang Zhou, MD, PhD, liver surgery and transplantation

Department of Liver Surgery of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450003, China

Research Interests: Liver surgery; Cancer; Transplantation; Immune tolerance; Donor quality

Sławomir C. Zmonarski, MD, PhD

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

Research Interests: Nephrology; Clinical transplantology