OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, 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.

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Special Issue

Evaluations for Organ Transplantation: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas in the 21st Century

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Juan Pablo Rocca, MD, MHA, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467-2401, USA

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Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in abdominal organ transplantation and living donation; Listing strategies based on organ allocation policy

About This Topic

The evaluation of a patient as an organ transplant candidate is a complex process that takes on the difficult task of balancing stewardship of a limited organ resource with the intention to provide medical care for individuals with liver, kidney and pancreas end-organ failure. In our current context of largely available technological advances but also increasing costs and social complexities in healthcare, transplant programs should strategize on their choice of standardized testing and criteria for a multidisciplinary determination of transplant candidacy based not only on medical judgment but also on the psycho-social factors impacting their transplant outcomes, regional policies governing organ allocation and quality oversight. This Special Issue entitled "Evaluations for Organ Transplantation: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas in the 21st Century” aims at providing streamlined guidelines in testing and listing criteria for abdominal organ transplant candidates while keeping in mind the psychosocial and regulatory context where a transplant center may operate.  


Liver transplantation; Kidney transplantation; Pancreas transplantation; Transplant candidacy; Transplant workup; Transplant testing; Transplant waitlist; Deceased organ donor; Living organ donor; Organ compatibility; Transplant outcomes; Organ allocation; Social determinants of health; Inequalities in healthcare; Access to healthcare, access to transplant, transplant compliance, psycho-social transplant evaluation