Surendra Shenoy MD, PhD
Dr. Surendra Shenoy is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Living Donor Transplantation Program at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.
After obtaining a medical education at the Kasturba Medical College Manipal/Mangalore in Karnataka, Dr. Shenoy completed general surgery residency training at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for his work on portal hypertension. He went on to specialize in abdominal organ transplantation surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and joined the faculty. He is currently a Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis in the Section of Abdominal Organ Transplantation.
He is the principal investigator for several clinical research projects related to abdominal organ transplantation. Many current projects involve research and evaluation of innovative methods of post transplantation immunosuppression using newer medications and protocols. His clinical interests include liver surgery, living donor transplantation and dialysis access surgery. He is instrumental in developing a novel open living donor nephrectomy technique called the “Mini Nephrectomy”. He is equally passionate about vascular access for hemodialysis where he has described innovative surgical techniques to improve AV fistula outcome.
Dr. Shenoy has authored over 100 scientific articles in various peer reviewed medical journals in the field of transplantation surgery, AV fistula creation, maturation evaluation and monitoring techniques, and post-transplant immunosuppression. He has been invited to present and discuss his work in transplantation and vascular access at many national and international meetings.
He is a member of the living donor transplantation committee of the American College of Transplant Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Vascular Access Society of Americas (VASA) and currently the president elect for the society. He is a member of Clinical Practice Task Force for the ‘Fistula First’ initiative, and serves as a Board of Director for the ESRD Network 12 is the current President of the Board. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vascular Access and has recently accepted the responsibility to serve as the North American Editor for the journal.