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Andrew M. Posselt, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Co-Director, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program

Contact Information

Academic Office
(415) 514-5606
andrew.posselt@ucsf.edu
  • Stanford University, B.S., Biology, 1981-85
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D., Medicine, 1985-93
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., Immunology, 1989-93
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Medicine, 1993-96
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Surgery, 1996-00
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Surgery, 2000-02
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996
  • American Board of Surgery, 2002
  • Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Program
  • Bariatric Surgery Center
  • ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
  • Assessment of long-term clinical outcomes in kidney donors
  • Clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease
  • Metabolic and biochemical consequences of bariatric surgery
  • Transplantation of pancreatic islets as treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus

Dr. Andrew Posselt is an attending multi-organ transplant surgeon at UCSF and Director of the ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program as well as Co-director of the Pancreatic Islet Transplant Program and the Bariatric Surgery Program.  Dr. Posselt specializes in adult and pediatric kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; and laparoscopic as well as open bariatric surgery.  Dr. Posselt's current research interests include: 1) transplantation of pancreatic islets for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus; 2) assessment of long-term renal function in kidney donors after donor nephrectomy; 3) immunologic and tolerogenic properties of embryonic stem cells; and 4) bariatric surgery in patients awaiting transplant. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Posselt was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty.

 
Most recent publications from a total of 68
  1. Tai DS, Shen N, Szot GL, Posselt A, Feduska NJ, Habashy A, Clerkin B, Core E, Busuttil RW, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Lipshutz GS. Autologous islet transplantation with remote islet isolation after pancreas resection for chronic pancreatitis. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb 1; 150(2):118-24. View in PubMed
  2. Schafer AL, Weaver CM, Black DM, Wheeler AL, Chang H, Szefc GV, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Shoback DM, Sellmeyer DE. Intestinal Calcium Absorption Decreases Dramatically After Gastric Bypass Surgery Despite Optimization of Vitamin D Status. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Jan 31. View in PubMed
  3. Schafer AL, Li X, Schwartz AV, Tufts LS, Wheeler AL, Grunfeld C, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Black DM, Shoback DM. Changes in vertebral bone marrow fat and bone mass after gastric bypass surgery: A pilot study. Bone. 2015 May; 74:140-5. View in PubMed
  4. Ahearn AJ, Parekh JR, Posselt AM. Islet transplantation for Type 1 diabetes: where are we now? Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan; 11(1):59-68. View in PubMed
  5. Balamurugan AN, Naziruddin B, Lockridge A, Tiwari M, Loganathan G, Takita M, Matsumoto S, Papas K, Trieger M, Rainis H, Kin T, Kay TW, Wease S, Messinger S, Ricordi C, Alejandro R, Markmann J, Kerr-Conti J, Rickels MR, Liu C, Zhang X, Witkowski P, Posselt A, Maffi P, Secchi A, Berney T, O'Connell PJ, Hering BJ, Barton FB. Islet product characteristics and factors related to successful human islet transplantation from the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry (CITR) 1999-2010. Am J Transplant. 2014 Nov; 14(11):2595-606. View in PubMed
  6. Kitzmann JP, Pepper AR, Gala-Lopez B, Pawlick R, Kin T, O'Gorman D, Mueller KR, Gruessner AC, Avgoustiniatos ES, Karatzas T, Szot GL, Posselt AM, Stock PG, Wilson JR, Shapiro AM, Papas KK. Human islet viability and function is maintained during high-density shipment in silicone rubber membrane vessels. Transplant Proc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 46(6):1989-91. View in PubMed
  7. Carter J, Elliott S, Kaplan J, Lin M, Posselt A, Rogers S. Predictors of hospital stay following laparoscopic gastric bypass: analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 May 23. View in PubMed
  8. Benedict KA, Moassesfar S, Adi S, Gitelman SE, Brennan JL, McEnhill M, Stock PG, Portale AA, Posselt AM. Combined pancreatic islet and kidney transplantation in a child with unstable type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease. Am J Transplant. 2013 Aug; 13(8):2207-10. View in PubMed
  9. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe and efficacious for pretransplant candidates. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):653-8. View in PubMed
  10. Barton FB, Rickels MR, Alejandro R, Hering BJ, Wease S, Naziruddin B, Oberholzer J, Odorico JS, Garfinkel MR, Levy M, Pattou F, Berney T, Secchi A, Messinger S, Senior PA, Maffi P, Posselt A, Stock PG, Kaufman DB, Luo X, Kandeel F, Cagliero E, Turgeon NA, Witkowski P, Naji A, O'Connell PJ, Greenbaum C, Kudva YC, Brayman KL, Aull MJ, Larsen C, Kay TW, Fernandez LA, Vantyghem MC, Bellin M, Shapiro AM. Improvement in outcomes of clinical islet transplantation: 1999-2010. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jul; 35(7):1436-45. View in PubMed
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