Cincinnati--Steven M. Rudich, MD, PhD, has been named director of
Liver Transplant Services in the Department of Surgery at the
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
"I am really
excited to come to Cincinnati and become a part of the Department of
Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Matthews," Dr. Rudich said.
"There are a great deal of new and innovative things being tried in the
Division of Transplantation at UC. I believe we have a wonderful
opportunity to make this Liver Transplant Program the best in Ohio and
in the Tristate region. I will do my best to make this happen."
are very fortunate to have been successful in recruiting a surgeon of
Dr. Rudich's caliber to direct our Liver Transplant Program," said E.
Steve Woodle, MD, FACS, professor and director of the UC Division of
Transplantation. "Dr. Rudich received his general surgical training and
his liver transplant training at two of the most prestigious general
surgery and liver transplant training programs in the United States. We
look forward to the energy, vision and innovation he will bring to the
Dr. Rudich will be responsible for overseeing the
entire operations of the Liver Transplant Program at The University
Hospital, including both cadaveric and live donor liver
transplantation. His clinical practice encompasses hepatobiliary and
general surgery, in addition to liver and renal transplantation.
Besides both clinical and administrative duties, he will also oversee a
basic science laboratory, focusing on liver injury and developing
strategies to improve donor organs prior to transplantation.
Rudich will make a significant impact on our community," said Jeffrey
Matthews, MD, chairman of the UC Department of Surgery. "He will
advance our knowledge and abilities in the arena of liver
transplantation. With his expertise in extracorporeal membrane
oxygenation and other advanced techniques, he will take the UC liver
program to a new level."
Dr. Rudich comes to UC from the
University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, where he was an
assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of
Transplantation and director of Organ Perfusion Services.
received his MD and PhD degrees from the Mount Sinai School of
Medicine/City University of New York. After completing his general
surgery residency at the Washington University School of Medicine in
St. Louis, he finished his training as a fellow in Multi-Abdominal
Organ Transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Rudich is certified by the National Board of
Medical Examiners and theAmerican Board of Surgery. He belongs to
numerous professional societies, includingthe American Society of
Transplant Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgeryand is a
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.