James V. Guarrera, MD

Transplant Surgery
Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 305-0914, (201) 379-5717

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

GHI [HMO, PPO]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield [PPO]

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicaid [NJ, NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Publications

  • Guarrera JV, Henry, SD, Samstein B, Reznik L, Musat C, Lukose T, Ratner LE, Brown RS, Kato T, Emond J. Hypothermic machine preservation facilitates successful transplantation of “orphan”extended criteria donor livers. Am J Transplant. 2015 Jan;15(1):161-9. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12958. Epub 2014 Dec 17
  • Samstein B, Griesemer A, Cherqui D, Mansour T, Pisa J,Yegiants A, Fox AN, Guarrera JV, Kato T, Halazun KJ, Emond J. Fully laparoscopic left-sided donor hepatectomy is safe and associated with shorter hospital stay and earlier return to work: A comparative study. Liver Transpl. 2015 Jun;21(6):768-73. doi: 10.1002/lt.24116. Epub 2015 May 6.
  • Tejani M, Yi SY, Eudailey KW, George I, Guarrera JV, Wagener G. Extracorporal membrane oxygenation as a rescue device for post-reperfusion cardiac arrest during liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2015 Mar; 21(3): 410-4 Dec 6. doi: 10.1002/lt.24056.
  • Eudailey KW, Yi SY, Mongero LB, Wagener G, Guarrera JV, George I. Trans-diaphragmatic left ventricular venting during peripheral venous-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion  2015 Nov;30(8):701-3. doi: 10.1177/0267659115592468. Epub 2015 Jun 25.
  • Chang MS, Olsen SK, Pichardo EM, Heese S, Stiles JB, Guarrera JV, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Prevention of de novo hepatitis B with adefovir plus vaccination in recipients of liver transplants from core antibody-positive donors. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr;19(4):462. doi: 10.1002/lt.23620
  • Jeon J, Watkins A, Wagener G, Samstein B, Guarrera J, Goldstein M, Meltzer J, Kato T, Emond JC. Complex hepatectomy under total vascular exclusion of the liver: impact of ischemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes. World J Surg. 2013 Apr;37(4):838-46. doi: 10.1007/s00268-012-1865-9.
  • Chang MS, Olsen SK, Pichardo EM, Stiles JB, Rosenthal-Cogan L, Brubaker WD, Guarrera JV, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Prevention of De Novo Hepatitis B in Recipients of Core Antibody-Positive Livers With Lamivudine and Other Nucleos(t)ides: A 12-Year Experience. Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15;95(7):960-965.
  • Nativ NI, Yarmush G, Chen A, Dong D, Henry SD, Guarrera JV, Klein KM, Maguire T, Schloss R, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML. Rat Hepatocyte Culture Model of Macrosteatosis: Effect of Macrosteatosis Induction and Reversal on Viability and Liver-specific Function. J Hepatol. 2013;59(6):1307-14  ***(Article figure featured on Journal Cover)
  • Samstein B, Cherqui D, Rotellar F, Griesemer A, Halazun KJ, Kato T, Guarrera JV, Emond JC. Totally laparoscopic full left hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation in adolescents and adults. Am J Transplant 2013 Sep;13(9):2462-6. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12360. Epub 2013 Aug 22.
  • Graham JA, Guarrera JV. Looking into the crystal ball: "The 60-5 criterion"- a newly proposed predictor of severe complications after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Feb;20(2):127-9. (Editorial)
  • Nativ NI, Chen AI, Yarmush G, Henry SD, Lefkowitch JH, Klein KM, Maguire TJ, Schloss R, Guarrera JV, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML. Automated image analysis method for detecting and quantifying macrovesicular steatosis in hematoxylin and eosin-stained histology images of human livers. Liver Transpl. 2014 Feb;20(2):228-36. doi: 10.1002/lt.23782. Epub 2013 Dec 12.
    ***(Article figure featured on Journal Cover)
  • Halazun KJ, Patzer RE, Rana AA, Verna EC, Griesemer AD, Parsons RF, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kato T, Brown RS, Emond JC. Standing the test of time: Outcomes of a decade of prioritizing patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, results of the UNOS natural geographic experiment. Hepatology. 2014 Jun 20. doi: 10.1002/hep.27272. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bae C, Pichardo EM, Huang H, Henry SD, Guarrera JV. The benefits of hypothermic machine perfusion are enhanced with Vasosol and α-tocopherol in rodent donation after cardiac death livers. Transplant Proc. 2014 Jun;46(5):1560-6.
  • Halazun KJ1, Patzer RE, Rana AA, Verna EC, Griesemer AD, Parsons RF, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kato T, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Standing the test of time: Outcomes of a decade of prioritizing patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, results of the UNOS natural geographic experiment. Hepatology. 2014 Dec;60(6):1957-62 Jun 20. doi: 10.1002/hep.27272. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Denning M, Cisternino V, Willems K,  Bae C, Grzesik P, Rigolosi R, Henry SD, Cannon L Guarrera JV. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Fragmentation, Embolization and Erosion through the Vessel Wall: An Unusual Complication J Vasc Med Surg 2014, 2:142
  • Guarrera JV. Assist devices: Machine preservation of ECD donors. Liver Transpl. 2012 Nov;18 Suppl 2:S31-3. doi: 10.1002/lt.2350.
  • Kluger MD, Guarrera JV, Olsen SK, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC, Cherqui D.Safety of Blood Group A2-to-O Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing Database. Transplantation 2012; Sep 15;94(5):526-31.
  • Wagener G, Diaz G, Guarrera JV, Minhaz M, Renz JF, Sladen RN. Protein C activity and postoperative metabolic liver function after liver transplantation. Transplant Proc 2012; Jun;44(5):1336-40.
  • Verna EC , Pichardo EM, Farrand E, Balducci A, Emond JC, Guarrera JV, Brown RS. Basiliximab Induction and Delayed Calcineurin Inhibitor Initiation in Liver Transplant Recipients with Renal Failure. Transplantation 2011 91(11):1254-60.
  • Guarrera JV, Samstein B, Aziz F, Kelly J, Hardy M, Ratner LE. Excellent Outcomes of Renal Transplantation in Patients 70 Years of Age or Older. Dialysis and Transplantation 2011; 40(3):124–125, March 2011.
  • Nativ NI, Yarmush G, Chen A, Dong D, Henry SD, Guarrera JV, Klein KM, Maguire T, Schloss R, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML. Rat Hepatocyte Culture Model of Macrosteatosis: Effect of Macrosteatosis Induction and Reversal on Viability and Liver-specific Function. J Hepatol. 2013 Jul 18. doi:pii: S0168-8278(13)00530-8. 10.1016/j.jhep.2013.07.019. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Chang MS, Olsen SK, Pichardo EM, Stiles JB, Rosenthal-Cogan L, Brubaker WD, Guarrera JV, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Prevention of De Novo Hepatitis B in Recipients of Core Antibody-Positive Livers With Lamivudine and Other Nucleos(t)ides: A 12-Year Experience. Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15;95(7):960-965.
  • Jeon J, Watkins A, Wagener G, Samstein B, Guarrera J, Goldstein M, Meltzer J, Kato T, Emond JC. Complex hepatectomy under total vascular exclusion of the liver: impact of ischemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes. World J Surg. 2013 Apr;37(4):838-46. doi: 10.1007/s00268-012-1865-9.
  • Chang MS, Olsen SK, Pichardo EM, Heese S, Stiles JB, Guarrera JV, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Prevention of de novo hepatitis B with adefovir plus vaccination in recipients of liver transplants from core antibody-positive donors. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr;19(4):462. doi: 10.1002/lt.23620
  • Henry SD,  Nachber E, Tulipan, J, Stone J, Bae C, Reznik, L, Kato T, Samstein B, Emond, JC, Guarrera JV. Hypothermic Machine Preservation reduces Molecular Markers of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Human Liver Transplantation. Am J Transplant 2012 Sep;12(9):2477-86
  • Chang MS, Olsen SK, Pichardo EM, Heese S, Stiles JB, Abdelmessih R, Verna EC, Guarrera JV, Emond JC, Brown RS.Prevention of de novo hepatitis B with adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) in recipients of liver grafts from hepatitis B core antibody positive (HBcAb+) donors. Liver Transpl 2012 Jul;18(7):834-838
  • Vedula G, Watkins AC, Horan J, Dellicarpini K, Pak SW, Daly T, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC, Guarrera JV. The Deceased Organ Donor with an "Open" Abdomen: Proceed with Caution. Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2011.00712.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tulipan JE, Stone J,  Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC, Henry SD, Guarrera JV. Expression Of Acute Phase Mediators is attenuated by Machine Preservation in Human Liver Transplantation: Preliminary Analysis of Effluent, Serum and Liver Biopsies. Surgery 2011; 150 (2):352-60.
  • Guarrera JV, Stone J, Tulipan JE, Jhang J, Arrington B, Boykin J, Markowitz G, Ratner LE. A Novel Ex-Vivo Porcine Renal Xenotransplantation Model Using a Pulsatile Machine Preservation System. Ann Transplant 2011; 16(1):80-2.
  • Guarrera JV, Henry SD, Chen S, Samstein B, Nachber E, Arrington B, Brown RS, Emond JE, Lee HT. Hypothermic Machine Preservation Attenuates Ischemia/ Reperfusion Markers after Liver Transplantation: Preliminary Results. J Surg Res 2011;167(2):e365-73. Epub 2010 Feb 21
  • Guarrera, JV, Samstein B, Goldstein M, Arrington B, Dorritie, R. Lapointe-Rudow D, Renz J, Emond JC. Digital imaging of extended criteria donor livers facilitates placement and utilization. Progress in Transplantaion 2010; 20(1): 14-17.
  • Guarrera JV, Henry SD, Samstein B, Odeh-Ramadan R, Kinkhabwala M, Goldstein MJ, Ratner LE, Renz JF, Leeb HT, Brown, Jr., RS, and Emond JC. Hypothermic Machine Preservation in Human Liver Transplantation: The First Clinical Series. American Journal of Transplantation, 2010; 10 (2): 372-381.
  • Guarrera JV, Goldstein MJ, Samstein B, et. al. “When good kidneys pump badly”outcomes of deceased donor renal allografts with poor pulsatile perfusion characteristics. Transpl Int. 2010; 23(4):444-6. Epub 2009 Sep 22
  • Wagener G, Gubitosa G, Renz J, Kinkhabwala M, Brentjens T, Guarrera JV, Emond J, Lee HT, Landry D. Vasopressin decreases portal vein pressure and flow in the native liver during liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2008; 14(11):1664-70.
  • Diaz GC, Prowda J, Lo IJ, Arepally GM, Evans N, Wheeless Y, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Renz JF. Transplantation-mediated alloimmune thrombocytopenia: Guidelines for utilization of thrombocytopenic donors. Liver Transpl. 2008;14(12):1803-9.
  • Rana A, Hardy MA, Halazun KJ, Woodland DC, Ratner LE, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Survival outcomes following liver transplantation (SOFT) score: a novel method to predict patient survival following liver transplantation. Am J Transplant 2008; 8(12): 2537-46.
  • Guarrera JV, Karim N. Liver Preservation: Is there anything new yet? Curr Opin Organ Transplant 13(2):148-154, April 2008.
  • Lo IJ, Lefkowitch JH, Feirt N, Alkofer B, Kin C, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Renz JF. Utility of liver allograft biopsy obtained at procurement. Liver Transpant 2008; 14: Mar 6.
  • Guarrera JV, Alkofer B, Feirt N, Sandoval R, Samstein B, Smith E, Marshman D, Cogswell C, Vannatta J, Emond JC, Renz JF. Discovery of diffuse biliary microhamartomas during liver procurement. Liver Transplant 2007; 13(10):1470-1.
  • Fischer JC, Guarrera JV. Modified thoracentesis technique using a triple lumen catheter. Am J Surg 2007; 194: 406-408.
  • Guarrera JV, Nasr SH, Balachandran V, Reverte C, Samstein B, Brown T, Samuels MJ, Markowitz G, D'Agati V, Ratner LE. Microscopic intrarenal particles after pulsatile machine preservation do not adversely affect outcomes after renal transplantation. Transplant Proc 2006; 38(10):3384-3387.
  • Alkofer B, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kin C, Jan D, Bellemare S, Kinkhabwala M, Brown RS, Emond JE, Renz JF. Extended Criteria Donor Liver Allografts. Semin in Liver Dis 2006; 26(3): 221-233.
  • Guarrera JV, Estevez J Boykin J, Rashid J Sun S, Arrington B. Hypothermic machine perfusion of liver grafts for transplantation: Technical development in human discard and miniature swine models. Transplantation Proceedings 2005; 37: 323-5.
  • Guarrera JV, Sinha P, Lobritto SJ, Brown RS, Kinkhabwala M, Emond JC. Microvascular hepatic artery anastomosis in pediatric segmental liver transplantation: Microscope vs. loupe. Transplant International 2004; 17: 585-588.
  • Russo MW, Brown RS, Lapointe-Rudow D, Teixera A, Guarrera JV, Gaglio P, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M. Liver function following donor right hepatectomy: Patterns of recovery and implications for management. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004; 38(9):810-4.
  • Guarrera JV, Polyak M, Arrington B, Boykin J, Brown T, Jean-Jacques M, Kapur S, Stubenbord WT, Kinkhabwala M. Pushing the envelope in renal preservation: Improved results with novel perfusate modifications for pulsatile machine perfusion of cadaver kidneys. Transplantation Proceedings 2004; 36, 1257–1260.
  • Zeng S, Feirt N, Goldstein M, Guarrera JV, Ippagunta N, Ekong U, Dun H, Lu Y, Qu W, Schmidt AM, Emond JC. Blockade of receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) attenuates ischemia and reperfusion injury to the liver in mice. Hepatology 2004; 39(2):422- 432.
  • Kinkhabwala MM, Guarrera JV, Leno R, Brown RS, Prowda J, Kapur S, Emond JC. Outflow reconstruction in right hepatic live donor liver transplantation. Surgery 2003; 133(3): 243-250.
  • Guarrera JV, Emond JC. Advances in segmental liver transplantation: Can we solve the donor shortage? Transplantation Proceedings 2001; 33(7,8):3451-3455.
  • Sheiner PA, Magliocca JF, Bodian C, Schluger LK, Altaca G, Guarrera JV, Emre S, Fishbein TM, Guy SR, Schwartz ME, Miller CM. Long-term medical complications in patients surviving> 5 years after liver transplant. Transplantation 2000; 69(5):781-789.
  • Reich DJ, Fiel I, Guarrera JV, Emre S, Guy SR, Schwartz ME, Miller CM, Sheiner PA. Liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatology 2000; 32:693-700.
  • Facciuto M, Heidt D, Guarrera JV, Bodian C, Miller CM, Emre S, Guy SR, Fishbein TM, Schwartz ME, Sheiner PA. Retransplantation for late liver graft failure: predictors of mortality. Liver Transplantation 2000; 6(2):174-179.
  • Guarrera JV, Hardy MA. William Stewart Halstead: A giant of american surgery. Current Surgery 2000; 57:145-147.
  • Roayaie S, Guarrera JV, Ye M, Thung SN, Emre S, Fishbein T, Guy S, Sheiner P, Miller CM, Schwartz ME. Aggressive surgical treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: Predictors of outcome. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 1998; 187: 365-372.
  • Sheiner PA, Guarrera JV, Grunstein E, Emre S, Guy SR, Schwartz ME, Miller CM, Boros P. Increased risk of early rejection correlates with recovery of CD3 count after liver transplant in patients receiving OKT3 induction. Transplantation 1997; 64(8):1214-1216.
  • Sheiner PA, Varma CVR, Guarrera JV, Garratti M, Emre S, Guy SR, Cooper J, Schwartz ME, Miller CM. Selective revascularization of hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplant improves patient and graft survival. Transplantation 1997; 64(9):1295-1299.
  • Schluger LK, Sheiner PA, Jonas M, Guarrera JV, Fiel I, Meyers B, Berk PD. Isoniazid hepatotoxicity after orthotopic liver transplantation. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 1996; 63(5&6):364-369.
  • Pelcovitz D, Kaplan S, Goldenberg B, Mandel F, Lehane J, Guarrera JV. Post-traumatic stress disorder in physically abused adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1994; 33(3):305-312.
  • Selected Presentations and Abstracts
  • *Guarrera JV, Henry SD, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC Excellent Outcomes of Machine Preservation of Extended Criteria Liver Allografts: Interim Results. Plenary Top 10 Abstract, Oral Presentation, 11th annual ASTS winter meeting, Hollywood FL, January 2011 (Published in AJT Supplement)
  • Samstein B, Guarrrera JV, Emond J, Kato T, Lobritto S, Cherqui D. Introduction of Fully Laparoscopic LLS for LDLT: New Standard of Care. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011
  • Samstein B, Guarrrera JV, Kato T. Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs Reduces LOS and Complications of Incisional Hernia after Liver Transplantation. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011
  • Henry SD, Tulipan J, Stone J, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond J, Guarrrera JV. Quantification of Inflammatory Biomarkers in Perfusion Effluent Collected during the First Liver Machine Perfusion Clinical Trial. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011
  • *Guarrrera JV, Samstein B, Henry SD, Musat C, Fisher, C, Lukose T, Kato T, Emond J. Excellent Outcomes of Machine Preservation of “Orphan” Extended Criteria Liver Allografts: Interim Results of a Phase 2 Trial. Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011. **Included in the ATC “What’s Hot, What’s New” Meeting Summary Presentation.
  • *Guarrera JV. Extrarenal Ex-Vivo Perfusion for Organ Preservation. Plenary Oral Presentation. 10th Annual ASTS State of the Art Winter Symposium. 2 page Mini-review/Summary published in American J Transplant 2010 (10) Supplement 1.
  • Henry SD, Arrington B, Nachber E, Samstein B, Emond JC, Guarrera JV. Hypothermic Machine Perfusion Attenuates Molecular Markers of Preservation Injury in Human Liver Transplantation. Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA, May 2010 (American J Transplant 2010 supplement)
  • Kato T, Sandoval R, Samstein B, Lobritto S, Martinez M. Goldstein M, Guarrera JV, S. Caruana S, Brown RS, Emond JC. Ex vivo resection and autotransplantation for locally invasive abdominal tumors involving major vascular pedicles, Oral Presentation, 23rd International Congress of The Transplantation Society (Transplantation Supplement), Vancouver CA, August 2010
  • *Guarrera JV, Henry SD, Nachber E. Goldstein MJ, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC. Machine Perfusion of "Orphan" Extended Criteria Allografts Yields Excellent Early Outcomes: Preliminary Result. Plenary Oral Presentation, AASLD annual meeting, Boston, MA, November 2010 (Published in Hepatology Supplement)
  • Samstein B, Christophides T, Guarrera JV, Emond JC. Retransplantation of the Liver : The Columbia University Experience: Oral Poster presentation, American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association Annual meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 2009
  • Henry, SD, Arrington, B, Samstein, B, Chen S, Goldstein, MJ, Emond JE, Lee HT, Guarrera JV. Preservation Reperfusion Injury is Attenuated by Hypothermic Machine Perfusion In Human Liver Transplantation, Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, June 2009, American J Transplant 2009 (8) supplement 2.
  • Hussein, S, Christophides T, Henry, SD, Emond, JE, Guarrera JV. Outcomes of Liver Transplantation. From Hepatitis C Positive Donors Between 40 and 65 Years of Age. Poster Presentation. International Liver Transplantation Society, New York, NY, July 2009, (Liver Transplantation Supplement)
  • Henry SD, Arrington, B, Samstein B, Chen S, Goldstein, M, Emond JE, Lee HT, Guarrera JV. Preservation Reperfusion Injury is Attenuated by Hypothermic Machine Perfusion In Human Liver Transplantation, Poster Presentation. International Liver Transplantation Society, New York, NY, July 2009, (Liver Transplantation Supplement)
  • Ratner LE, Ratner ER, Sandoval PR, Camacho-Rivera J, Rogers D, Kelly J, Guarrera JV. Poor glycemic control following renal transplantation in type I diabetics: a call for increased utilization of pancreas after kidney (PAK) transplantation. Poster Presentation, 2009 Joint Meeting of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) Venice, Italy
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Renz JF, Samstein B, et al. Clinical Trial of Hypothermic Machine Preservation in human liver transplantation: updated results. American Transplant Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 2008, American J Transplant 2008(8) supplement 2.
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Samstein B, Renz JF, et al. Machine Preservation of liver allografts for transplantation: Updated results of a phase 1 clinical trial. Oral Presentation, International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Paris, France, July 2008. Liver Transplantation 2008: 14 (7); supplement p 603
  • Guarrera JV, Alkofer B, Emond JE, Renz JF. Utilization of HTLV Positive Liver Allografts for Transplantation. Oral Presentation, American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 2007. HPB 2007 supplement
  • Guarrera JV, Skolek RB, Mozes MF. Does the type of perfusion machine affect outcome after deceased donor renal transplantation? Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA, May 2007, American J Transplant 2007 (7) supplement 2.
  • Guarrera JV, Camacho-Rivera J, , Brown T, Samuels MJ, Kelly J, Samstein B, Hardy M, Ratner LE. One-year outcomes after renal transplantation with cold ischemia time ≥ 30 hours. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA, May 2007, American J Transplant 2007 (7) supplement 2.
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Renz JF, Kim M, Chen Y, Samstein B, et al. Clinical Trial of Hypothermic Machine Preservation in human liver transplantation: interim results. Oral Presentation, International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Liver Transplantation 2007 13(6) supplement.
  • Durak E, Zahtz E, Guarrera JV, Ratner LE. Mini-incsion renal transplantation in live donor recipients. Oral Presentation, Living Donor Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art, 3rd International Congress, Sardegna, Italy, June 2006
  • Samstein B, Alkofer B, Guarrera JV, Emond JE, Brown RS, Renz JF. Acceptance of ECD livers lowers wait list mortality, increases transplant acceess and decreases length of stay over waiting for a standard graft. Oral presentation, World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, July 2006. American J Transplant 2006 supplement
  • Goldstein M, Guarrera JV, Abreu-Goris M, Kapur S. Pulsatile machine perfusion versus cold storage in mate renal allografts. Oral presentation,World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA July 2006. American J Transplant 2006 supplement
  • Guarrera JV, Goldstein M, Samstein B, Brown T, Samuels MJ, Kelly J, Ratner LE. When good kidneys pump badly: Outcomes of deceased donor renal transplants with poor pulsatile perfusion characteristics. Poster presentation,World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA July 2006. American J Transplant 2006 supplement
  • Guarrera JV, Nasr SH, Balachandran V, Reverte C, Samstein B, Brown T, Samuels MJ, Markowitz G, D’Agati V, Ratner LE. Microscopic intrarenal particles after pulsatile machine preservation do not adversely affect outcomes after renal transplantation. World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA July 2006. American J Transplant 2006 supplement
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Donovan M, Renz JF, Brown RS, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M, Early results of a phase I trial of hypothermic machine preservation in human liver transplantation. Poster presentation,World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA July 2006. American J Transplant 2006 supplement.
  • Guarrera JV, Samstein B, Kin CJ, Kinkhabwala M, Jan D, Dove L, Gaglio P, Lobritto S, Brown RS, Emond JC, Renz JF. Utilization of Expanded Criteria Donor Liver Allografts: Who and When? Accepted at May 2006 International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Milan, Italy. Award Winner-"Rising Star Symposium" Oral Presentation.
  • Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kin CJ, Emond JC, Renz JF. Early Experience Utilizing Bevacizumab as Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant of Hepatocellular Carcinoma That Exceed Current Transplant Criteria (Accepted at May 2006 International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Milan, Italy.
  • Reverte C, Guarrera JV, Renz JF, Samstein B, Jan D, Kinkhabwala M, Emond JC. Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Outcomes of live donor versus cadaveric transplants. For Oral presentation at American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association annual meeting, Miami, FL, March 2006. J Gastrointest Surg 2006.
  • Guarrera JV, Reverte C, Renz JF, Samstein B, Jan D, Kinkhabwala M, Emond JC. Systematic Use Of Live Donor Liver Transplantation: Differential Impact On Children And Adults. To be presented as a Poster of Distinction, American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association annual meeting, Miami, FL, March 2006. J Gastrointest Surg 2006.
  • Samstein B, Kin C, Goldstein MG, Guarrera JV, Renz JF, Emond JE. Parenchymally Challenged Donors with Equivalent Outcomes to Standard Donor Grafts or Living Donor Grafts. Poster Presentation, The 55th annual meeting of The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, San Francisco, CA, November, 2005. Hepatology 2005 Supplement.
  • Goldstein MJ, Lee S, Guarrera JV, Cohen DJ, Hardy MA, .Rituximab rescue for refractory antibody mediated rejection after kidney transplantation. Oral Presentation, American Transplantation Congress Seattle, WA, May 2005. Transplantation 2005; 79: 949.
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Estevez J, Boykin J, Kapur S, Emond JC, Stubenbord WT, Kinkhabwala M.Liver Preservation with Vasosol Solution: A single center comparison with U.W. Solution. Poster Presentation, 20th International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Vienna, Austria, September 2004. Transplantation 2004; 78(2): 206.
  • Guarrera JV, Arrington B, Estevez, R Boyce R, Rashid J, Kapur S, Emond JC, Stubenbord WT, Kinkhabwala M. Hypothermic Machine Perfusion of Liver Grafts For Transplantation: Assessment and Development In Human Discard and Miniature Swine Models. Oral Presentation, 20th International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Vienna, Austria, September 2004. Transplantation 2004; 78(2): 201.
  • *Guarrera JV, Polyak M, Arrington B, Emond JC, Stubenbord WT, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M. Normothermic preservation with a novel machine perfusate reduces ischemia/reperfusion injury in a porcine liver model. Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Transplant 2004, Boston, MA, May 2004. Young Investigator Award Winner; American J Transplant 2004; 4 (supl 8): 254.
  • Guarrera JV, Polyak M, Arrington B, Estevez J, Stubenbord WT, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M. Hypothermic Machine Perfusion of Liver Grafts For Transplantation: Preclinical Assesment In Human Discard And Miniature Swine Models. Oral Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Transplant 2004, Boston, MA May 2004. American J Transplant 2004; 4 (supl 8): 571.
  • Susman J, Haskal ZJ, Foley IH, Weintraub JL, Rundback JH, Guarrera JV, et al. Efficacy of percutaneous dilation of anastamotic biliary strictures in living-donor liver transplant recipients. Oral Presentation at SCVIR annual meeting. JVIR 2003; 2(part2): S14;.
  • Lantis J, Ude A, Guarrera JV. Laparoscopic control of type 1 endoleaks in a novel porcine model. Oral presentation, International Endvascular and Laparoscopic Congress, Quebec, Canada, May 2003.
  • Kinkhabwala M, Ryan LP, Guarrera JV, Kapur S, Marvin MR, Emond JC. Improving operative efficiency in right hepatic live donor liver transplantation. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Transplant 2002, Washington, D.C., April 2002. American J Transplant 2002; 2(supl 3): 302.
  • Marvin MR, Sinha P, Guarrera JV, Donovan M, Emond JC. Clinician directed selection of the optimal transplant recipient, failure of the UNOS 2A criteria. Poster Presentation, American Transplant Congress, Transplant 2002, Washington, D.C., April 2002. American J Transplant 2002; 2(sup1 3): 300.
  • Guarrera JV, Sinha P, Marvin MR, Kapur S, Kinkhabwala, M, Lobritto SJ, Emond JC. Microvascular hepatic artery anastomosis in pediatric segmental liver transplantation: Microscope vs. loupe. Poster presentation, The Biennial Meeting of The International Association for the Study of the Liver, Madrid, Spain, April 2002. J of Hepatology 2002; 36(supl 1): 188.
  • Guarrera JV, Polyak MMR, Arrington B, Kapur S, Kinkhabwala M, Stubenbord WT. Oxygenated Warm Perfusion With a Novel Solution Reduces Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury In A Porcine Liver Model. Oral Presentation, Advances in Organ Transplantation, 2002 Fellows’ Conference, Irving, TX, March 2002.
  • Kinkhabwala M, Goldstein M, Sussman J, Kapur S, Guarrera JV, Weintraub J, Haskal Z, Emond JC. Complex biliary reconstructions in adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation are feasible and expand the donor pool. Oral Presentation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Dallas, TX, November 2001. Hepatology 2001; 34(4) pt 2: 245A.
  • Goldstein M, Guarrera JV, Marvin MR, Cataldegirmen G, Kapur S, Kinkhabwala M, Brown R, Emond JC. Comparative analysis of biliary complications in adults and children after living-donor liver transplant. Poster presentation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Dallas, TX, November 2001. Hepatology 2001; 34(4) pt 2.
  • Schluger LK, Ferran E, Ye M, Guarrera JV, Bodenheimer HC, Sheiner PA. Liver graft loss from recurrent autoimmune hepatitis. Poster presentation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases section of the Digestive Diseases Week, New Orleans, LA, May 1998. Gastroenterology 1998; 114(4) pt 2: A1336-A1337 (L0568).
  • Guarrera JV, Guine T, Varma SC, Boros P, Miller CM, Sheiner PA. Recovery of CD3 counts by ten days after liver transplant in patients receiving OKT3 induction correlates with increased risk of early rejection. Poster presentation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Research Day, New York, NY, March 1996.

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Associate Professor of Surgery

  • American Society of Transplantation Rising Star in Transplantation Award, 2016
  • Patient Choice Award 2013, 2014, 2015
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons Vanguard Award, 2011
  • PatientsChoice Award 2008, 2009, 2012
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center: Internation Liver Transplantation Society, 2006
  • Award Winner-"Rising Star Symposium" International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Milan, Italy May 2006 American Transplant Congress, Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • The Transplantation Society Young Investigator Travel Grant, 2002
  • Blakemore Award for Surgical Research, 2002 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2002
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society Lambda chapter, inducted, 1997
  • Arthur Aufses Senior Prize in Surgery, 1998 (Best student performance in Surgery Rotations)

Hofstra University

  • Dean's List, 1991-1994
  • Departmental Honors in Biology, Alpha Epsilon Delta, National
  • Premedical Honor Society, 1992
  • Beta Beta Beta, National Biology Honor Society, 1992