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Contact Details

  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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Our Research

  • Outcomes based research in Transplantation surgery
  • Application of evidence-based approaches to HPB and transplantation surgery through systematic review, meta-analysis and decision analysis
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Molecular biology and experimental microsurgery

Key Achievements

  • The BEST-Fluids Study: Better Evidence for Selecting Transplant Fluids. AI on this multi-centre RCT aiming to determine the most appropriate fluid for administration to transplant recipients. In collaboration with Professor Steve Chadban of RPA and A/Prof Laurence Weinberg of University of Melbourne.
  • DRAINS in Kidney Transplantation: CI on this RCT being planned between RPA and Westmead Hospitals. In collaboration with Professor Henry Pleass from Westmead and University of Sydney.

Research Staff

  • Associate Professor Jerome Laurence: Acting Head of Renal Transplantation.
  • Dr Carolo Pulitano: Research Associate.
  • Dr Alexandra Sharland: A/Professor Bosch Institute.
  • Dr Chuanmin Wang: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:
  1. Dhital, K., Pleass, H. (2016). Donation after circulatory death for liver transplantation: A meta-analysis on the location of life support withdrawal affecting outcomes. Transplantation, 100(7), 1513-1524.
  2. Laurence, J., Cattral, M. (2016). Techniques of pancreas graft salvage/indications for allograft pancreatectomy. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 21(4), 405-411.
  3. Laurence, J., Barbas, A., Sapisochín, G., Marquez, M., Bazerbachi, F., Selzner, M., Norgate, A., McGilvray, I., Schiff, J., Ross, H., et al (2016). The significance of pre-operative coronary interventions on outcome after pancreas transplantation. Clinical Transplantation, 30(3), 233-240.
  4. Hameed, A., Yu, T., Yuen, L., Lam, V., Ryan, B., Allen, R., Laurence, J., Hawthorne, W., Pleass, H. (2016). Use of the Harmonic Scalpel in Cold Phase Recovery of the Pancreas for Transplantation: The Westmead Technique. Transplant International, 29(5), 636-638.

Contact details for department

Head of Department: Dr Michael Crawford

Department/Unit: Transplantation
RPA Hospital
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Telephone: (02) 9515 5416
Facsimile: (02) 9515 3606
Web: www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/ias/department_Transplantation.html
Email: jerome.laurence@sydney.edu.au