Wasim A. Dar, M.D., Ph.D. email
Assistant Professor, Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation
|Executive Assistant||Sherry Gibson|
Dr. Dar comes to UTHealth from Emory University in Atlanta where he gained extensive experience in adult and pediatric organ transplantation. Dr. Dar also specializes in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for living donor kidney transplantation. His primary interests include basic-science and clinical research in organ transplantation immunology.
- Liver Transplantation
- Kidney Transplantation
- Pancreas Transplantation
- Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
- Dialysis Access Surgery
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- General Surgery
Education & Training
- Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Languages/Literature, Magna Cum Laude
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
- Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
- Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Biomedical Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
- Residency and Chief Residency, General Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
- Fellowship, Abdominal Transplantation
Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Transplant Surgeons
- Role of antibody in organ transplantation
- Kanmaz T, Feng P, Torrealba J, Kwun J, Fechner J, Schultz J, Dong Y, Kim HT, Dar WA, Hamawy MM, Knechtle SJ, Hu H. Surveillance of acute rejection in baboon renal transplantation by elevation of interferon-gamma inducible protein-10 and monokine induced by interferon-gamma in urine. Transplantation 15;78(7):1002-7, 2004.
- Kanmaz T, Fechner JH, Torrealba J, Kim HT, Dong Y, Oberley TD, Schultz JM, Bloom DD, Katayama M, Dar WA, Markovits J, Schuler W, Hu H, Hamawy MM, Knechtle SJ. Monotherapy with the novel human anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody ABI793 in rhesus monkey renal transplantation model. Transplantation 27;77(6):914-20, 2004.
- Dar WA and Knechtle SJ. CXCR3-mediated T-cell chemotaxis involves ZAP-70 and is regulated by signaling through the T-cell receptor. Immunology 120(4):467-85, 2007.
- Bloom DD, Chang Z, Fechner JH, Dar W, Polster SP, Pascual J, Turka LA, Knechtle SJ. CD4+ CD25+ FOXP3+ regulatory T cells increase de novo in kidney transplant patients after immunodepletion with Campath-1H. Am J Transplant 8(4):793-802, 2008.
- Dar W, Agarwal A, Watkins C, Gebel HM, Bray RA, Kokko KE, Pearson TC, Knechtle SJ. Donor-directed MHC class I antibody is preferentially cleared from sensitized recipients of combined liver/kidney transplants. Am J Transplant 11(4):841-7, 2011.
- Kwun J, Bulut P, Kim E, Dar W, Oh B, Ruhil R, Iwakoshi N, Knechtle SJ. Semin Immunol. The role of B cells in solid organ transplantation. Semin Immunol 24(2):96-108, 2012. Epub 2011 Dec 1. Review.
- Page EK, Dar WA, Knechtle SJ. Tolerogenic therapies in transplantation. Front Immunol 3:198, 2012. Epub 2012 Jul 18.
- Page EK, Dar WA, Knechtle SJ. Biologics in organ transplantation. Transpl Int 25(7):707-19, 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01456.x. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
- Tso PL, Dar WA, Henry ML. With respect to elderly patients: finding kidneys in the context of new allocation concepts. Am J Transplant 12(5):1091-8, 2012. doi: 0.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03956.x. Epub 2012 Feb 2. Review.