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Linda S. Sher, MD

TitleProfessor of Clinical Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSurgery
Address1510 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 5908
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    TitleVice Chair, HSC Irb

    TitleDivision Chief, Clinical Research


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    American College of Surgeons 1992  - 2014Society Membership
    Southeastern Surgical Congress1996  - 2014Society Membership
    American Liver Foundation1995  - 2014Society Membership
    International Liver Transplantation Society1993  - 2014Society Membership
    American Society of Transplant Surgeons1993  - 2014Society Membership
    International Transplantation Society1991  - 2014Society Membership
    Western Association for Transplant Surgeons1990  - 2014Society Membership
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases1990  - 2014Society Membership
    Los Angeles Surgical Society1990  - 2014Society Membership
    United Liver Association1990  - 1997Society Membership
    American Society of Transplantation1989  - 2014Society Membership
    American Medical Association1981  - 2014Society Membership
    Mount Sinai Hospital1982  - 1983Fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh1986  - 1988Fellowship

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    Dr. Sher is a Professor of Clinical Surgery and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Keck School of Medicine of USC. After completing her medical school education and surgical residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Sher undertook her fellowship training in Liver and Kidney Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh. Following her fellowship in 1988, Dr. Sher was involved in the establishment of two liver transplant programs in Los Angeles prior to joining the USC program in 2001.

    Dr. Sher has participated in and overseen over 50 research projects and is currently very active in the development of the clinical and basic science research components of the USC Abdominal Organ Transplantation Program. She has numerous publications on immunosuppression, chronic rejection, disease recurrence, infection, and prophylaxis and hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Sher is one of the original editors of Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation and has endeavored over the years to provide the reader with an up to date overview of the entire field of organ transplantation.


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    1. Li W, Li Q, Kang S, Same M, Zhou Y, Sun C, Liu CC, Matsuoka L, Sher L, Wong WH, Alber F, Zhou XJ. CancerDetector: ultrasensitive and non-invasive cancer detection at the resolution of individual reads using cell-free DNA methylation sequencing data. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jun 12. PMID: 29897492.
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    2. Wu R, Murali R, Kabe Y, French SW, Chiang YM, Liu S, Sher L, Wang CC, Louie S, Tsukamoto H. Baicalein targets GTPase-mediated autophagy to eliminate liver tumor initiating stem cell-like cells resistant to mTORC1 inhibition. Hepatology. 2018 May 05. PMID: 29729190.
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    3. Hogen R, Lo M, DiNorcia J, Ji L, Genyk Y, Sher L, Dhanireddy K. More Than Just Wait Time? Regional Differences in Liver Transplant Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29672442.
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    4. Thompson J, Jones N, Al-Khafaji A, Malik S, Reich D, Munoz S, MacNicholas R, Hassanein T, Teperman L, Stein L, Duarte-Rojo A, Malik R, Adhami T, Asrani S, Shah N, Gaglio P, Duddempudi A, Borg B, Jalan R, Brown R, Patton H, Satoskar R, Rossi S, Parikh A, ElSharkawy A, Mantry P, Sher L, Wolf D, Hart M, Landis C, Wigg A, Habib S, McCaughan G, Colquhoun S, Henry A, Bedard P, Landeen L, Millis M, Ashley R, Frank W, Henry A, Stange J, Subramanian R. Extracorporeal cellular therapy (ELAD) in severe alcoholic hepatitis: A multinational, prospective, controlled, randomized trial. Liver Transpl. 2018 03; 24(3):380-393. PMID: 29171941.
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    5. Tejura TK, Pita A, Romero C, Genyk YS, Sher L, Palmer SL. Living donor liver transplantation: post-operative imaging follow-up of right lobe liver donors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29470626.
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    6. Sher L, Quintini C, Fayek SA, Abt P, Lo M, Yuk P, Ji L, Groshen S, Case J, Marsh CL. Attitudes and barriers to the use of donation after cardiac death livers: Comparison of a United States transplant center survey to the united network for organ sharing data. Liver Transpl. 2017 Nov; 23(11):1372-1383. PMID: 28834180.
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    7. Kulkarni SS, Hotta M, Sher L, Selby RR, Parekh D, Buxbaum J, Stapfer M. Complicated gallstone disease: diagnosis and management of Mirizzi syndrome. Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2215-2222. PMID: 27585469.
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    8. Chen CL, Uthaya Kumar DB, Punj V, Xu J, Sher L, Tahara SM, Hess S, Machida K. NANOG Metabolically Reprograms Tumor-Initiating Stem-like Cells through Tumorigenic Changes in Oxidative Phosphorylation and Fatty Acid Metabolism. Cell Metab. 2016 Jan 12; 23(1):206-19. PMID: 26724859; PMCID: PMC4715587 [Available on 01/12/17].
    9. Genyk Y, Kato T, Pomposelli JJ, Wright JK, Sher L, Tetens V, Chapman WC. Fibrin Sealant Patch (TachoSil) vs Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose Patch (Surgicel Original) for the Secondary Treatment of Local Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar; 222(3):261-8. PMID: 26776356.
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    10. Uthaya Kumar DB, Chen CL, Liu JC, Feldman DE, Sher L, French S, DiNorcia J, French SW, Naini BV, Junrungsee S, Agopian VG, Zarrinpar A, Machida K. TLR4 Signaling via NANOG Cooperates With STAT3 to Activate Twist1 and Promote Formation of Tumor-Initiating Stem-Like Cells in Livers of Mice. Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar; 150(3):707-19. PMID: 26582088; PMCID: PMC4766021 [Available on 03/01/17].
    11. Parikh A, Washburn KW, Matsuoka L, Pandit U, Kim JE, Almeda J, Mora-Esteves C, Halff G, Genyk Y, Holland B, Wilson DJ, Sher L, Koneru B. A multicenter study of 30 days complications after deceased donor liver transplantation in the model for end-stage liver disease score era. Liver Transpl. 2015 Sep; 21(9):1160-8. PMID: 25991395.
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    12. Sher L, Levi DM, Wecsler JS, Lo M, Petrovic LM, Groshen S, Ji L, Uso TD, Tector AJ, Hamilton AS, Marsh JW, Schwartz ME. Liver transplantation for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors: Outcomes and prognostic variables. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug; 112(2):125-32. PMID: 26171686.
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    13. Fu KA, DiNorcia J, Sher L, Velani SA, Akhtar S, Kalayjian LA, Sanossian N. Predictive factors of neurological complications and one-month mortality after liver transplantation. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:275. PMID: 25566180; PMCID: PMC4269112.
    14. Terrault NA, Hassanein T, Howell CD, Joshi S, Lake J, Sher L, Vargas H, McIntosh J, Tang S, Jenkins TM. Phase II study of avatrombopag in thrombocytopenic patients with cirrhosis undergoing an elective procedure. J Hepatol. 2014 Dec; 61(6):1253-9. PMID: 25048952.
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    15. Romero M, Palmer SL, Kahn JA, Ihde L, Lin LM, Kosco A, Shinar R, Ghandforoush A, Chan LS, Petrovic LM, Sher L, Fong TL. Imaging appearance in acute liver failure: correlation with clinical and pathology findings. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Aug; 59(8):1987-95. PMID: 24691628.
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    16. Pompili M, Harnic D, Gonda X, Forte A, Dominici G, Innamorati M, Fountoulakis KN, Serafini G, Sher L, Janiri L, Rihmer Z, Amore M, Girardi P. Impact of living with bipolar patients: Making sense of caregivers' burden. World J Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 22; 4(1):1-12. PMID: 24660140; PMCID: PMC3958651.
    17. Sher L, Landers S. Bipolar disorder, testosterone administration, and homicide: a case report. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2014 Aug; 18(3):215-6. PMID: 24527885.
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    18. Sher L. Alcohol, testosterone and suicide. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2014 Jul; 48(7):688-9. PMID: 24567539.
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    19. Serafini G, Pompili M, Innamorati M, Girardi N, Strusi L, Amore M, Sher L, Gonda X, Rihmer Z, Girardi P. The impact of periventricular white matter lesions in patients with bipolar disorder type I. CNS Spectr. 2016 Feb; 21(1):23-34. PMID: 24411553.
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    20. Costantini A, Pompili M, Innamorati M, Zezza MC, Di Carlo A, Sher L, Girardi P. Psychiatric pathology and suicide risk in patients with cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2014; 32(4):383-95. PMID: 24797891.
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    21. Sher L, Braquehais MD. Suicidal behavior in military veterans and health care professionals. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 48(6):589. PMID: 24366856.
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    22. Golier JA, Caramanica K, Makotkine I, Sher L, Yehuda R. Cortisol response to cosyntropin administration in military veterans with or without posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb; 40:151-8. PMID: 24485487.
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    23. Amore M, Innamorati M, Vittorio CD, Weinberg I, Turecki G, Sher L, Paris J, Girardi P, Pompili M. Suicide attempts in major depressed patients with personality disorder. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 Apr; 44(2):155-66. PMID: 24138208.
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    24. Costales JL, Sher L. Do testosterone and brain-derived neurotrophic factor interactions play a role in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior? Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 48(3):290-1. PMID: 24042028.
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    25. Sher L. Testosterone and homicidal behavior. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 48(3):290. PMID: 24027080.
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    26. Pompili M, Sher L, Serafini G, Forte A, Innamorati M, Dominici G, Lester D, Amore M, Girardi P. Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk among veterans: a literature review. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Sep; 201(9):802-12. PMID: 23995037.
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    27. Pompili M, Innamorati M, Di Vittorio C, Sher L, Girardi P, Amore M. Sociodemographic and clinical differences between suicide ideators and attempters: a study of mood disordered patients 50 years and older. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 Feb; 44(1):34-45. PMID: 23937195.
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    28. Sher L, Oquendo MA, Burke AK, Cooper TB, Mann JJ. Combined dexamethasone suppression-corticotrophin-releasing hormone stimulation test in medication-free major depression and healthy volunteers. J Affect Disord. 2013 Dec; 151(3):1108-12. PMID: 23866302.
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    29. Teperman L, Moonka D, Sebastian A, Sher L, Marotta P, Marsh C, Koneru B, Goss J, Preston D, Roberts JP. Calcineurin inhibitor-free mycophenolate mofetil/sirolimus maintenance in liver transplantation: the randomized spare-the-nephron trial. Liver Transpl. 2013 Jul; 19(7):675-89. PMID: 23775875.
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    30. Pompili M, Gonda X, Serafini G, Innamorati M, Sher L, Amore M, Rihmer Z, Girardi P. Epidemiology of suicide in bipolar disorders: a systematic review of the literature. Bipolar Disord. 2013 Aug; 15(5):457-90. PMID: 23755739.
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    31. Chen CL, Tsukamoto H, Liu JC, Kashiwabara C, Feldman D, Sher L, Dooley S, French SW, Mishra L, Petrovic L, Jeong JH, Machida K. Reciprocal regulation by TLR4 and TGF-ß in tumor-initiating stem-like cells. J Clin Invest. 2013 Jul; 123(7):2832-49. PMID: 23921128; PMCID: PMC3696549.
    32. Saliba F, De Simone P, Nevens F, De Carlis L, Metselaar HJ, Beckebaum S, Jonas S, Sudan D, Fischer L, Duvoux C, Chavin KD, Koneru B, Huang MA, Chapman WC, Foltys D, Dong G, Lopez PM, Fung J, Junge G. Renal function at two years in liver transplant patients receiving everolimus: results of a randomized, multicenter study. Am J Transplant. 2013 Jul; 13(7):1734-45. PMID: 23714399.
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    33. Wenzel S, Ford L, Pearlman D, Spector S, Sher L, Skobieranda F, Wang L, Kirkesseli S, Rocklin R, Bock B, Hamilton J, Ming JE, Radin A, Stahl N, Yancopoulos GD, Graham N, Pirozzi G. Dupilumab in persistent asthma with elevated eosinophil levels. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 27; 368(26):2455-66. PMID: 23688323.
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    34. Coughlin SS, Sher L. Suicidal Behavior and Neurological Illnesses. J Depress Anxiety. 2013 Apr 18; Suppl 9(1). PMID: 24501694.
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    35. Pompili M, Serafini G, Innamorati M, Venturini P, Fusar-Poli P, Sher L, Amore M, Girardi P. Agomelatine, a novel intriguing antidepressant option enhancing neuroplasticity: a critical review. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Aug; 14(6):412-31. PMID: 23530731.
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    36. Rice T, Dobry Y, Wang E, Novakovic V, Sher L. Cognitive effects of quetiapine in a patient with dementia with Lewy bodies. Psychogeriatrics. 2013 Mar; 13(1):52-7. PMID: 23551413.
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    37. 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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    38. Sher L. Psychological autopsy studies: past, present, and future. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 47(9):884. PMID: 23411093.
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    39. Dobry Y, Sher L. The underexamined association between posttraumatic stress disorder, medical illness and suicidal behavior. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):279-82. PMID: 24006323.
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    40. Sher L, Merrick J. Education of health professionals about adolescent psychiatry. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):185-6. PMID: 23893670.
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    41. Samuel D, Sher L. Suicidal behavior in Indian adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):207-12. PMID: 24006319.
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    42. Sher L. Low testosterone levels may be associated with suicidal behavior in older men while high testosterone levels may be related to suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults: a hypothesis. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):263-8. PMID: 23893672.
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    43. Ruby E, Sher L. Prevention of suicidal behavior in adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):283-93. PMID: 23843573.
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    44. Norelli LJ, Smith HS, Sher L, Blackwood TA. Buprenorphine in the treatment of non-suicidal self-injury: a case series and discussion of the literature. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):323-30. PMID: 23995832.
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    45. Sher L. Does the physician density affect suicide rates among adolescents and young adults? Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):315-21. PMID: 23893669.
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    46. Ganz D, Sher L. Educating medical professionals about suicide prevention among military veterans. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):187-91. PMID: 23893671.
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    47. O'Brien BS, Sher L. Military sexual trauma as a determinant in the development of mental and physical illness in male and female veterans. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):269-74. PMID: 24006322.
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    48. O'Brien BS, Sher L. Child sexual abuse and the pathophysiology of suicide in adolescents and adults. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):201-5. PMID: 23843572.
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    49. Dobry Y, Braquehais MD, Sher L. Bullying, psychiatric pathology and suicidal behavior. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):295-9. PMID: 24006324.
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    50. Holmes K, Sher L. Dating violence and suicidal behavior in adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):257-61. PMID: 24006321.
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    51. Dobry Y, Rice T, Sher L. Ecstasy use and serotonin syndrome: a neglected danger to adolescents and young adults prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):193-9. PMID: 24006318.
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    52. Sher L, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA. Sleep, psychiatric disorders and suicide. J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Jan; 47(1):135. PMID: 23157799; PMCID: PMC3810958.
    53. Rice TR, Sher L. Educating health care trainees and professionals about suicide prevention in depressed adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(3):221-9. PMID: 24006320.
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    54. Sher L, Taylor DM, Robinson J, Browning J, Colbridge M, Macleod D, McCracken H, McKenzie C. The epidemiology of chemical eye exposures reported to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre. Eur J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 19(6):389-94. PMID: 22113167.
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    55. Rice TR, Sher L. Killing in combat and suicide risk. Eur Psychiatry. 2013 May; 28(4):261. PMID: 23182848.
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    56. Arendt M, Munk-Jørgensen P, Sher L, Jensen SO. Mortality following treatment for cannabis use disorders: predictors and causes. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Apr; 44(4):400-6. PMID: 23122774.
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    57. Pompili M, Rihmer Z, Gonda X, Serafini G, Sher L, Girardi P. Early onset of action and sleep-improving effect are crucial in decreasing suicide risk: the role of quetiapine XR in the treatment of unipolar and bipolar depression. Riv Psichiatr. 2012 Nov-Dec; 47(6):489-97. PMID: 23160109.
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    58. Sher L. High and low testosterone levels may be associated with suicidal behavior in young and older men, respectively. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2013 May; 47(5):492-3. PMID: 23047955.
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    59. Freedman M, Helber G, Pothast J, Shahwan TG, Simon J, Sher L. Electrodiagnostic evaluation of compressive nerve injuries of the upper extremities. Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Oct; 43(4):409-16. PMID: 23026456.
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    60. Sher L, Chang J, Patel IB, Balkrishnan R, Fleischer AB. Relieving the pruritus of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012 Sep; 92(5):455-61. PMID: 22773026.
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    61. Braquehais MD, Picouto MD, Casas M, Sher L. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction as a neurobiological correlate of emotion dysregulation in adolescent suicide. World J Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 8(3):197-206. PMID: 22886191.
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    62. Sher L, Grunebaum MF, Sullivan GM, Burke AK, Cooper TB, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA. Testosterone levels in suicide attempters with bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2012 Oct; 46(10):1267-71. PMID: 22858352; PMCID: PMC3810946.
    63. Pompili M, Gibiino S, Innamorati M, Serafini G, Del Casale A, De Risio L, Palermo M, Montebovi F, Campi S, De Luca V, Sher L, Tatarelli R, Biondi M, Duval F, Serretti A, Girardi P. Prolactin and thyroid hormone levels are associated with suicide attempts in psychiatric patients. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Dec 30; 200(2-3):389-94. PMID: 22748186.
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    64. Dobry Y, Sher L. Stimulant substitution in methamphetamine dependence. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 Dec; 46(12):1201-2. PMID: 22689332.
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    65. Amore M, Innamorati M, Costi S, Sher L, Girardi P, Pompili M. Partial androgen deficiency, depression, and testosterone supplementation in aging men. Int J Endocrinol. 2012; 2012:280724. PMID: 22719760; PMCID: PMC3376477.
    66. Dobry Y, Sher L. Post-traumatic stress disorder, associated medical illnesses, and suicidal behavior: plenty of room for new research. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 46(7):684. PMID: 22609628.
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    67. Pompili M, Innamorati M, Serafini G, Gonda X, Campi S, Rapinesi C, Giordano G, Montebovi F, Palermo M, Giupponi G, Tatarelli R, Biondi M, Amore M, Sher L, Rihmer Z, Girardi P. How does subjective experience of pain relate to psychopathology among psychiatric patients? Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 Sep-Oct; 34(5):534-40. PMID: 22595339.
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    68. Rice TR, Sher L. Suicidal behavior in war veterans. Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 May; 12(5):611-24. PMID: 22550989.
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    69. Bandelow B, Sher L, Bunevicius R, Hollander E, Kasper S, Zohar J, Möller HJ. Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2012 Jun; 16(2):77-84. PMID: 22540422.
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    70. Serafini G, Pompili M, Innamorati M, Giordano G, Montebovi F, Sher L, Dwivedi Y, Girardi P. The role of microRNAs in synaptic plasticity, major affective disorders and suicidal behavior. Neurosci Res. 2012 Jul; 73(3):179-90. PMID: 22521503.
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    71. Sher L, Stanley BH, Posner K, Arendt M, Grunebaum MF, Neria Y, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA. Decreased suicidal ideation in depressed patients with or without comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: an open study. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Apr 30; 196(2-3):261-6. PMID: 22397913; PMCID: PMC3361617.
    72. Machida K, Chen CL, Liu JC, Kashiwabara C, Feldman D, French SW, Sher L, Hyeongnam JJ, Tsukamoto H. Cancer stem cells generated by alcohol, diabetes, and hepatitis C virus. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Mar; 27 Suppl 2:19-22. PMID: 22320911; PMCID: PMC3306127.
    73. Sher L. Testosterone and suicidal behavior. Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 Mar; 12(3):257-9. PMID: 22364323.
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    74. Resnick S, Matsuoka L, Cesario D, Darwish A, Selby RR, Sher L. Intra-aortic balloon pump for hemodynamic support in hepatobiliary surgery: report of a case. Surg Today. 2012 Aug; 42(8):793-6. PMID: 22361987.
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    75. Sher L. What should we tell medical students and residents about euthanasia and assisted suicide? Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 Feb; 46(2):87-91. PMID: 22311524.
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    76. Sher L, Braquehais MD, Casas M. Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide in veterans. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Feb; 79(2):92-7. PMID: 22301558.
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    77. Abdelmalek MF, Humar A, Stickel F, Andreone P, Pascher A, Barroso E, Neff GW, Ranjan D, Toselli LT, Gane EJ, Scarola J, Alberts RG, Maller ES, Lo CM. Sirolimus conversion regimen versus continued calcineurin inhibitors in liver allograft recipients: a randomized trial. Am J Transplant. 2012 Mar; 12(3):694-705. PMID: 22233522.
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    78. Sher L. Educating health care professionals about suicide prevention. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 May; 46(5):481-2. PMID: 22535300.
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    79. Sher L. Teaching medical professionals and trainees about adolescent suicide prevention: five key problems. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2012; 24(2):121-3. PMID: 22909931.
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    80. Serafini G, Pompili M, Innamorati M, Rihmer Z, Sher L, Girardi P. Can cannabis increase the suicide risk in psychosis? A critical review. Curr Pharm Des. 2012; 18(32):5165-87. PMID: 22716157.
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    81. Pompili M, Innamorati M, Rihmer Z, Gonda X, Serafini G, Akiskal H, Amore M, Niolu C, Sher L, Tatarelli R, Perugi G, Girardi P. Cyclothymic-depressive-anxious temperament pattern is related to suicide risk in 346 patients with major mood disorders. J Affect Disord. 2012 Feb; 136(3):405-11. PMID: 22177743.
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    82. Sher L, Jennings L, Rudich S, Alexopoulos SP, Netto G, Teperman L, Kinkhabwala M, Brown RS, Pomfret E, Klintmalm G. Results of live donor liver transplantation in patients with hepatitic C virus infection: the HCV 3 trial experience. Clin Transplant. 2012 May-Jun; 26(3):502-9. PMID: 22151078.
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    83. Klintmalm GB, Davis GL, Teperman L, Netto GJ, Washburn K, Rudich SM, Pomfret EA, Vargas HE, Brown R, Eckhoff D, Pruett TL, Roberts J, Mulligan DC, Charlton MR, Heffron TG, Ham JM, Douglas DD, Sher L, Baliga PK, Kinkhabwala M, Koneru B, Abecassis M, Millis M, Jennings LW, Fasola CG. A randomized, multicenter study comparing steroid-free immunosuppression and standard immunosuppression for liver transplant recipients with chronic hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2011 Dec; 17(12):1394-403. PMID: 21850690.
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    84. Sher L, LaBode V. Teaching health care professionals about suicide safety planning. Psychiatr Danub. 2011 Dec; 23(4):396-7. PMID: 22075742.
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    85. Ganz D, Sher L. Adolescent suicide in New York City: plenty of room for new research. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2012; 24(2):99-104. PMID: 22909918.
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    86. LaBode V, Sher L. Suicide prevention in older men: do medical professionals know enough? Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2011 Dec; 45(12):1094. PMID: 22014105.
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    87. Novakovic V, Sher L, Lapidus KA, Mindes J, A Golier J, Yehuda R. Brain stimulation in posttraumatic stress disorder. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2011; 2. PMID: 22893803; PMCID: PMC3402102.
    88. Sher L. Teaching medical staff in general hospitals about suicide prevention. J Formos Med Assoc. 2011 Oct; 110(10):664; author reply 665. PMID: 21982473.
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    89. Sher L. Teaching medical professionals about suicide prevention: what's missing? QJM. 2011 Nov; 104(11):1005-8. PMID: 21824917.
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    90. Sher L. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and suicidal behavior in adolescents. World J Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 7(3):197-8. PMID: 21822986.
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    91. Meltzer EO, Kuna P, Nolte H, Nayak AS, Laforce C. Mometasone furoate/formoterol reduces asthma deteriorations and improves lung function. Eur Respir J. 2012 Feb; 39(2):279-89. PMID: 21828036.
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    104. Braquehais MD, Sher L. Post-industrialized societies and impulsivity. Med Hypotheses. 2010 Dec; 75(6):679. PMID: 20729002.
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    109. Ganz D, Braquehais MD, Sher L. Secondary prevention of suicide. PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 01; 7(6):e1000271. PMID: 20532240; PMCID: PMC2879412.
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    111. Pompili M, Serafini G, Innamorati M, Dominici G, Ferracuti S, Kotzalidis GD, Serra G, Girardi P, Janiri L, Tatarelli R, Sher L, Lester D. Suicidal behavior and alcohol abuse. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 04; 7(4):1392-431. PMID: 20617037; PMCID: PMC2872355.
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    113. Sher L, Zambrano-Enriquez D, Arendt M. Is disturbed sleep a clinically useful marker to determine the suicide risk in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder? Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2010; 47(2):153-4. PMID: 21171480.
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    114. Virk G, Reeves G, Rosenthal NE, Sher L, Postolache TT. Short exposure to light treatment improves depression scores in patients with seasonal affective disorder: A brief report. Int J Disabil Hum Dev. 2009 Jul; 8(3):283-286. PMID: 20686638.
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    115. Tokin C, Almeda J, Jain S, Kim J, Henderson R, Nadim M, Sher L, Selby RR. Blood-management programs: a clinical and administrative model with program implementation strategies. Perm J. 2009; 13(1):18-28. PMID: 21373242; PMCID: PMC3034461.
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    117. Mateo R, Stapfer M, Sher L, Selby R, Genyk Y. Intraoperative umbilical herniorrhaphy during liver transplantation. Surgery. 2008 Mar; 143(3):451-2. PMID: 18291269.
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    118. Mateo R, Henderson R, Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Goldsberry A, Sher L, Qazi Y, Selby RR, Genyk Y. Living related donor nephrectomy in transfusion refusing donors. Transpl Int. 2007 Jun; 20(6):490-6. PMID: 17313445.
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    119. Gagandeep S, Artinyan A, Jabbour N, Mateo R, Matsuoka L, Sher L, Genyk Y, Selby R. Extended pancreatectomy with resection of the celiac axis: the modified Appleby operation. Am J Surg. 2006 Sep; 192(3):330-5. PMID: 16920427.
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    121. Sahota A, Zaghla H, Adkins R, Ramji A, Lewis S, Moser J, Sher L, Fong TL. Predictors of employment after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2006 Jul-Aug; 20(4):490-5. PMID: 16842527.
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    122. Heestand G, Morrison B, Correa A, Palmer S, Mateo R, Hagen J, Genyk Y, Selby R, Sher L. Gallstone-induced inflammatory fibrosis: a relentless clinical course of retained gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am Surg. 2006 Apr; 72(4):303-6. PMID: 16676851.
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    123. Mateo R, Stapfer M, Singh G, Sher L, Jabbour N, Selby RR, Genyk Y. Pancreaticoduodenectomy in adults with congenital intestinal rotation disorders. Pancreas. 2005 Nov; 31(4):413-5. PMID: 16258379.
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    124. Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Genyk Y, Selby R. Transfusion free surgery: single institution experience of 27 consecutive liver transplants in Jehovah's Witnesses. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Sep; 201(3):412-7. PMID: 16125075.
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    126. Schwartz M, Madariaga J, Hirose R, Shaver TR, Sher L, Chari R, Colonna JO, Heaton N, Mirza D, Adams R, Rees M, Lloyd D. Comparison of a new fibrin sealant with standard topical hemostatic agents. Arch Surg. 2004 Nov; 139(11):1148-54. PMID: 15545559.
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    129. Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Selby R, Genyk Y. Left portahepatic shunt: a novel technique to decrease excessive portal venous inflow during live donor liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Dec; 197(6):1056-7. PMID: 14644298.
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    130. Heestand G, Sher L, Lightfoote J, Palmer S, Mateo R, Singh G, Moser J, Selby R, Genyk Y, Jabbour N. Characteristics and management of splenic artery aneurysm in liver transplant candidates and recipients. Am Surg. 2003 Nov; 69(11):933-40. PMID: 14627251.
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    131. Mateo RB, Sher L, Jabbour N, Singh G, Chan L, Selby RR, El-Shahawy M, Genyk Y. Comparison of outcomes in noncomplicated and in higher-risk donors after standard versus hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy. Am Surg. 2003 Sep; 69(9):771-8. PMID: 14509325.
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    132. Roth BJ, Sher L, Murray JA, Belzberg H, Mateo R, Heeran A, Romero J, Mone T, Chan L, Selby R. Cadaveric organ donor recruitment at Los Angeles County Hospital: improvement after formation of a structured clinical, educational and administrative service. Clin Transplant. 2003; 17 Suppl 9:52-7. PMID: 12795670.
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    133. Hoffman AL, Wu SS, Obaid AK, French SW, Lois J, McMonigle M, Ramos HC, Sher L, Lopez RR. Histologic evaluation and treatment outcome after sequential radiofrequency ablation and hepatic resection for primary and metastatic tumors. Am Surg. 2002 Dec; 68(12):1038-43. PMID: 12516804.
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    134. Joshi AS, King SY, Zajac BA, Makowka L, Sher L, Kahan BD, Menkis AH, Stiller CR, Schaefle B, Kornhauser DM. Phase I safety and pharmacokinetic studies of brequinar sodium after single ascending oral doses in stable renal, hepatic, and cardiac allograft recipients. J Clin Pharmacol. 1997 Dec; 37(12):1121-8. PMID: 9506007.
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    135. Sher L, Makowka L. Immunosuppression: now we have choices. Hepatology. 1995 Sep; 22(3):996-7. PMID: 7544759.
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