Francis Weng

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
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Brief Bio

Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE, is a transplant nephrologist and Chief of the Renal and Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Weng joined CBMC, then known as Saint Barnabas Medical Center, in 2005, and became Chief and Medical Director of the Transplant Division in 2019. He oversees a transplant program that has averaged, since 2015, >140 living donor kidney transplants and >300 total kidney transplants per year. Dr. Weng’s research, funded by the National Institutes of Health and others, focuses upon reducing racial disparities in access to living donor transplant and enhancing utilization of deceased donor kidneys.

Dr. Weng received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, and fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. During his fellowship, he obtained additional training in transplant nephrology and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.

Patient Group: Adult
Areas of Practice: In-patient, Living Donation, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant

Alliance Presentations

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Advancing Living Donation & Transplantation by Improving Patient Education and Maximizing Resources

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 2:00pm

Facilitating living donation, especially within minority populations, continues to present challenges not only as it relates to getting patients transplanted but also with respect to identifying donors. Common barriers to effective care can be attributed to inconsistencies identified at the system-level from an operational perspective as well as patient-driven concerns such as financial limitations and the emotional and/or physical burden placed on recipients and their potential donor. During this discussion, we will welcome leaders from the community to share insight into some of the common barriers identified and offer resources to aid transplant centers in providing the patient support needed to overcome some of these barriers.

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