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    Kiran K. Dhanireddy, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address1510 San Pablo St.
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 5908
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      TitleDirector of Transplant Quality


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      Dr. Dhanireddy is trained in surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas and liver. He has a particular interest in liver resection and transplantation for the management of hepatocellular cancer. Additionally, he specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.

      Dr. Dhanireddy’s primary research interest is in transplant immune tolerance. He has written and co-authored multiple scientific manuscripts in this field. Additionally, Dr. Dhanireddy has published numerous book chapters and review articles on various topics, such as liver, kidney and pancreas transplant immunobiology. He is an active member of the American Society of Transplantation, the International Liver Transplant Society and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


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      1. Hogen R, Dhanireddy K. Invasive fungal infections following liver transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Aug; 22(4):356-363. PMID: 28548995.
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      2. Hogen R, DiNorcia J, Dhanireddy K. Antibody-mediated rejection: what is the clinical relevance? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Apr; 22(2):97-104. PMID: 28060025.
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      3. Buxbaum JL, Quezada M, Da B, Jani N, Lane C, Mwengela D, Kelly T, Jhun P, Dhanireddy K, Laine L. Early Aggressive Hydration Hastens Clinical Improvement in Mild Acute Pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 May; 112(5):797-803. PMID: 28266591.
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      4. Sheth M, Kulkarni S, Dhanireddy K, Perez A, Selby R. Blood Conservation Strategies and Liver Transplantation Transfusion-Free Techniques Derived from Jehovah's Witness Surgical Cohorts. Mo Med. 2015 Sep-Oct; 112(5):389-92. PMID: 26606822.
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      5. Lee C, Kim A, Santos I, Cen Y, Alexopoulos S, Navarro S, Wallman M, Dhanireddy K, Grant E. Cardiophrenic lymph nodes in liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma: imaging characteristics and post-transplant outcomes. Clin Transplant. 2014 Dec; 28(12):1402-9. PMID: 25284352.
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      6. Boys JA, Doorly MG, Zehetner J, Dhanireddy K, Senagore AJ. Can ultrasound common bile duct diameter predict common bile duct stones in the setting of acute cholecystitis? Am J Surg. 2014 Mar; 207(3):432-5; discussion 435. PMID: 24581769.
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      7. Alexopoulos S, Matsuoka L, Cho Y, Thomas E, Sheikh M, Stapfer M, Dhanireddy K, Sher L, Selby R, Genyk Y. Outcomes after liver transplantation in patients achieving a model for end-stage liver disease score of 40 or higher. Transplantation. 2013 Feb 15; 95(3):507-12. PMID: 23380865.
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      8. Derek E, Dhanireddy K. Immunosuppression. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2012 Dec; 17(6):616-8. PMID: 23095440.
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      9. Dhanireddy K. Pancreas transplantation. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 41(1):133-42. PMID: 22341254.
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      10. Dhanireddy K, Bruno DA, Weaver TA, Xu H, Zhang X, Leopardi FV, Hale DA, Kirk AD. Portal venous donor-specific transfusion in conjunction with sirolimus prolongs renal allograft survival in nonhuman primates. Am J Transplant. 2009 Jan; 9(1):124-31. PMID: 18976300; PMCID: PMC2756429.
      11. Xu H, Dhanireddy K, Kirk AD. Human monocytes as intermediaries between allogeneic endothelial cells and allospecific T cells: a role for direct scavenger receptor-mediated endothelial membrane uptake in the initiation of alloimmunity. J Immunol. 2006 Jan 15; 176(2):750-61. PMID: 16393958.
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      12. Hale DA, Dhanireddy K, Bruno D, Kirk AD. Induction of transplantation tolerance in non-human primate preclinical models. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2005 Sep 29; 360(1461):1723-37. PMID: 16147537; PMCID: PMC1569541.
      13. Bruno DA, Dhanireddy K, Kirk AD. Challenges in therapeutic strategies for transplantation: where now from here? Transpl Immunol. 2005 Dec; 15(2):149-55. PMID: 16412959.
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      14. Dhanireddy K, Maniscalco J, Kirk AD. Is tolerance induction the answer to adolescent non-adherence? Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Jun; 9(3):357-63. PMID: 15910394.
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      15. Preston EH, Xu H, Dhanireddy K, Pearl JP, Leopardi FV, Starost MF, Hale DA, Kirk AD. IDEC-131 (anti-CD154), sirolimus and donor-specific transfusion facilitate operational tolerance in non-human primates. Am J Transplant. 2005 May; 5(5):1032-41. PMID: 15816883.
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      16. Dhanireddy K, Xu H, Mannon RB, Hale DA, Kirk AD. The clinical application of monoclonal antibody therapies in renal transplantation. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2004 May; 9(1):23-37. PMID: 15155134.
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      17. Reddy SK, Kamireddi M, Dhanireddy K, Young L, Davis A, Reddy PT. Eukaryotic-like adenylyl cyclases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv: cloning and characterization. J Biol Chem. 2001 Sep 14; 276(37):35141-9. PMID: 11431477.
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