Pgm #93: Transplantation: The (harsh) reality of imbalance
February 22, 2018
Dr. Sander Florman
Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital
Full title: “Transplantation: The (harsh) reality of the supply and demand imbalance” As the results for liver and kidney transplantation continue to improve and the indications continue to be expanded, the need for deceased donor organs continues to far outpace any increases in the availability of these organs. As a result, many programs have pursued organs from living donors for transplantation. The rationale for doing so is justifiable, but we should be ever mindful of the risks as well as the responsibilities.
Sander S. Florman, MD is a multi-organ abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon, Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital and The Charles Miller, MD Professor of Surgery at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.