Adam Griesemer is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University-Irving Medical Center. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and performed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College. He received his MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. He then completed his surgical residency and transplant surgery training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He currently serves as the surgical director of the pediatric liver transplant and living donor liver transplant programs at Columbia. Dr. Griesemer also runs a research laboratory that studies transplant immunology in an effort to induce immunologic tolerance to organ transplants. He has received grant funding for his research from the NIH, American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
During this webinar, we will highlight three critical areas of Pediatric Liver Transplantation that also have an impact on all organ systems. First, we will discuss a minimally invasive approach to liver donation, the associated benefits, and the relevant challenges with respect to the recovery process. We will then explore learning health networks ability to engage the patient and family voice and the overall impact they can have on post-transplant care, quality improvement, and research. Finally, we will highlight the role of technology in facilitating patient education.