Amer Rajab, MD, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Nephrology
Surgeon Team

Contact Information

300 West 10th
11th floor
Columbus, OH 43212 [ map ]
PH: (614) 293-6730
FX: (614) 293-6720

Biography

Amer Rajab, MD, PhD, is the Surgical Director of pediatric transplantation and member of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a member of the Division of Transplantation Surgery. He is the Director of the Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Program with a research interest in islet transplantation for the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Rajab has established an FDA-approved IND to perform islet transplantation at The Ohio State University and plans are underway for the first procedure. Dr. Rajab and Dr. Ronald Pelletier have established a laparoscopic technique for the living donor kidney program. To date, more than one thousand donor operations have been successfully performed by them using this minimally invasive technique.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Swedish

Research Interests

Research Funding*:

  • Rapid four-day steroid withdrawal with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus and mycophenolate in primary cadaveric renal transplantation (with R Pelletier and ML Henry), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Rapid four-day steroid withdrawal with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus and mycophenolate in primary renal transplantation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Damascus University Hospitals
    Date Completed: 09/01/1983

Residency

  • Red Crescent Hospital
    Date Completed: 12/01/1987

Internship

  • Red Crescent Hospital
    Date Completed: 12/31/1987

Fellowship

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Date Completed: 06/01/1994

Residency

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Date Completed: 06/01/1999

Fellowship

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/01/2001

Department:

  • Pediatric Surgery

Section:

  • General Pediatric Surgery

Specialty:

  • Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/27/2002

Publications

  • Pelletier RP, Pesavento TE, Rajab A, Henry ML. 2016. High Mortality in Diabetic Recipients of High KDPI Deceased Donor Kidneys.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 30, no. 8. (August): 940-945.
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Diez A, DiPaola NR, Bumgardner GL, Elkhmamas EA, Henry ML. 2015. Early Immunosuppression Treatment Correlates with Later de novo Donor-Specific Antibody Development after Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 29, no. 12. (December): 1119-27.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP. 2015. The Safety of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy: The Ohio State University Experience with 1500 Cases.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 29, no. 3. (March): 204-210.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Pelletier RP. 2014. Influence of Post Transplant De Novo Anti-MHC Antibody On The Outcomes After Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation. In World Transplant Congress
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Henry ML. 2014. Calcineurin Inhibitor (CI) Use Reduces the Risk of Donor-Specific Antibody (DSA) Development After Kidney and Kidney/pancreas Transplant. In World Transplant Congress
  • El-Hinnawi A, Elkhammas EA, Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Nori U, Vonvisger J, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Black SM, Zaaroura A, Henry ML. 2014. Pediatric Donors for Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplant (SPKT). In World Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2014. The Impact of Donor Age On Early and Long Term Outcomes After Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. In World Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Pelletier RP. 2014. Influence of Post Transplant De Novo Anti-MHC Antibody On The Outcomes After Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation. In World Transplant Congress
  • El-Hinnawi A, Elkhammas EA, Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Nori U, Vonvisger J, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Black SM, Zaaroura A, Henry ML. 2014. Pediatric Donors for Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplant (SPKT). In World Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2014. Calcineurin Inhibitor (CI) Use Reduces the Risk of Donor-Specific Antibody (DSA) Development After Kidney and Kidney/pancreas Transplant. In World Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2014. The Impact of Donor Age On Early and Long Term Outcomes After Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. In World Transplant Congress
  • Singh N, Samavedi S, Rajab A. 2014. Post-kidney transplant large bowel lymphoproliferative disorder.  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. Vol. 25, no. 3. (May): 621-624.
  • Singh N, Samavedi S, Rajab A. 2014. Post-Kidney Transplant Large Bowel Lymphoproliferative Disorder.  Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: An Official Publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia. Vol. 25, no. 3. (May): 621-624.
  • Vrabelova D, Adin CA, Kenzig A, Gilor C, Xu F, Bull JL, Rajab A. 2014. Evaluation of a High-Yield Technique for Pancreatic Islet Isolation from Deceased Canine Donors.  Domest Anim Endocrinol. Vol. 47, no. April: 119-126.
  • Pelletier RP, Phillips GS, Rajab A, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2014. Effects of Cardiovascular Comorbidity Adjustment on SRTR Risk-Adjusted Cox Proportional Hazard Models of Graft Survival.  Transplantation. Vol. 97, no. 6. (March): 686-693.
  • Hulbert AL, Delahunty AJ, Rajab A, Forbes RC, Winters HA. 2013. The Utilization of Sirolimus and the Impact on Wound-Healing Complications in Obese Kidney Transplant Recipients.  Clin Tran. Vol. 27, no. 4. (July): E521-E527.
  • Hulbert AL, Delahunty AJ, Rajab A, Forbes RC, Winters HA. 2013. The utilization of sirolimus and the impact on wound-healing complications in obese kidney transplant recipients.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 27, no. 4. (July): E521-527.
  • Vrabelova D, Adin C, Kenzig A, Gilor C, Xu F, Buss J, Rajab A. 2013. Evaluation of a High Yield Technique for Pancreatic Islet Isolation from Dog Cadavers.
  • Adin C, He H, Lee L, Nesser V, Xu F, Gilor C, Rajab A, Hadley GA. 2013. Dual Nanoporous Encapsulation and Local Exenatide Delivery Improves Islet Viability. In 13th American Transplant Congress (ATC)
  • Hulbert A, Rajab A, Von Visger J, Winters H. 2013. Examination of Infectious Complications with Plasmapheresis in Combination with Anti-Thymocycte Globulin for the Treatment of Acute Rejection. In 13th American Transplant Congress (ATC)
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2013. Pre-Transplant Cardiovascular Risk Factors Improve the SRTR Cox Proportional Hazard Model for 1 Year Patient Survival after Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant. In 13th American Transplant Congress (ATC)
  • Singh N, Parikh S, Bhatt U, VonVisger J, Nori U, Hasan A, Samavedi S, Andreoni KA, Henry ML, Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Elkhammas EA, Pesavento TE. 2012. Cardiac Stress Test as a Risk-Stratification Tool for Posttransplant Cardiac Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Transplant Recipients.  Transplantation. Vol. 94, no. 12. (December): 1224-1229.
  • Hulbert A, Delahunty A, Rajab A, Forbes R, Winters H. 2012. Sirolimus Use in Obese Kidney Transplant Recipients Does Not Increase Wound Healing Complications. In 24th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-Cardiothoracic-Surgery
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Henry ML. 2012. Reduced Graft Survival in African-American Kidney Recipients Correlates with De Novo Alloantibody Production and Not Acute Rejection. In 24th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-Cardiothoracic-Surgery
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Bumgardner GL, Henry ML. 2012. Rapamycin Treatment Is Associated with Reduced Death and Graft Loss after Kidney Transplantation. In 24th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-Cardiothoracic-Surgery
  • Forbes R, Rajab A, Henry ML, Pelletier RP. 2012. Pulsatile Preservation Parameters in ECD and SCD Donor Kidneys. In 24th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-Cardiothoracic-Surgery
  • Andreoni KA, Elkhammas EA, Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Bumgardner GL, Forbes R, Singh N, Vonvisger J, Pesavento TE, Davies EA, Nori U, Henry ML. 2012. Influence of BMI and Age on Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Recipients. In 24th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-Cardiothoracic-Surgery
  • Buss JL, Rajab A, Essig ED, Bergdall VK, Wang J, Osei K. 2012. Exenatide Pretreatment Improved Graft Function in Non-Human Primate Islet Recipients Compared to Treatment after Transplant Only.  J Transplant. Vol. 2012, no. January: 382518-?.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML. 2011. The Impact of Different Immunosuppressive Protocols on Early and Long Term Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation. In American Transplant Congress
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Forbes R, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2011. Lack of Early CSA Exposure after Kidney Transplantation Is a Risk Factor for De Novo Post-Transplant Alloantibody Production in African-Americans. In American Transplant Congress
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Pesavento TE, Henry ML. 2011. Clinical Variables Predictive of 1 and 3 Year Recipient Survival at a Single Center. In American Transplant Congress
  • Buss JL, Essig E, Osei K, Brodsky S, Hadley G, Rajab A. 2011. Steroid-Free Maintenance of Islet Allografts using Mycophenolate Mofetil and Cyclosporine in the Non-Human Primate.  Ann Transplant. Vol. 16, no. 2. (April): 88-97.
  • Singh N, Forbes RC, Andreoni KA, Rajab A, Henry ML, Pelletier RP, Pesavento TE. 2011. Living Donor Transplant Mitigates the Adverse Impact of Diabetes Status in Elderly (> 65 Years) Kidney Transplant Recipients. In American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Henry ML, Pesavento TE, Pelletier RP. 2011. Incidence of Immunologic Complications after Renal Transplantation, When Using a Steroid Avoidance, Neoral and Sirolimus Immunosuppression Regimen, Is Increased in African-American Recipients. In American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Forbes R, Pelletier RP. 2011. The Incidence and Causes of Early Graft Losses in the Era of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy. In American Transplant Congress
  • Alzuhaili A, Rajab A, Henry ML. Extra-anatomical Bypass. In Dialysis Access – Contemporary Management. Edited by Drs. Alan B. Lumsden and Mark Davies).
  • Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Bumgardner GL, Andreoni KA, Elkhammas EA, Henry ML. 2011. Twenty-Five Year Evolution of Kidney Transplantation at The Ohio State University.  Clin Transplant. Vol. n/a, no. January: 91-98.
  • Rajab A. 2010. Islet Transplantation: Alternative Sites.  Curr Diab Rep. Vol. 10, no. July: 332-337.
  • Buss J, Rajab A, Diakoff E, Wang J, Miller K, Osei K. 2010. Exenatide Pre-Treatment Improved Islet Graft Function Compared to Treatment Post-Transplant Only. In 70th Annual Meeting of the American-Diabetes-Association
  • Rajab A, Gunay Y, Pelletier RP, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Andreoni KA, Henry ML. 2010. The Outcome of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Drainage and Ureteral Stenting for Treatment of Urological Complications after Transplantation. In 10th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML. 2010. A Long Term Outcome of Steroid Free, Calcineurin Inhibitor Free Maintenance Immunosuppression Based on Rapamune/Myfortic in Kidney Transplantation: A Prospective Study. In 10th American Transplant Congress
  • Gunay Y, Rajab A, Henry ML, Pelletier RP. 2010. Decreased Morbidity with Laparoscopic Hernia Repair in Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Recipients. In 10th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Samavedi S, Pelletier RP, Henry ML. 2010. The Impact of Early Sirolimus use on the Incidence of Wound Complications and Lymphocele in Renal Transplantation. In 10th American Transplant Congress
  • Pelletier RP, He X, Lu Z, Li CL, Rajab A, LEE M, Henry ML. 2010. Potential Shortcomings of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Center-Specific Kidney Transplant Outcomes Reporting. In 10th American Transplant Congress
  • Iorember FM, Patel HP, Ohana A, Hayes JR, Mahan JD, Baker PB, Rajab A. 2010. Steroid Avoidance using Sirolimus and Cyclosporine in Pediatric Renal Transplantation: One Year Analysis.  Pediatric Transplant. Vol. 14, no. 1. (February): 93-99.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2010. Surgical Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters (Dissective Placement). In ASDIN Core Curriculum for Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Procedures. First Edition ed. Clinton: In Salman L, Asif A. Eds..
  • Zhang L, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Gaughan AA, Wang JJ, Rajab A, Hadley GA. 2009. An Anti-CD103 Immunotoxin Promotes Long-Term Survival of Pancreatic Islet Allografts.  Am J Transplant. Vol. 9, no. 9. (September): 2012-2023.
  • Buss J, Rajab A, Diakoff E, Osei K. 2009. Pre-Treatment with Exenatide in Islet Cell Transplantation Donors and Recipients Improves Graft Function in the Non-Human Primate. In 69th Annual Meeting of the American-Diabetes-Association
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Ferguson RM, Henry ML. 2009. A Prospective Study of Steroid Free, Calcineurin Inhibitor Free Maintenance Immunosuppression Based on Rapamune/Myfortic in Kidney Transplantation. In 9th Joint Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Surgeon/American-Society-of-Transplantation
  • Rajab A, Obeidat K, Pelletier RP. 2009. The Safety and Efficacy of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy. In 9th Joint Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Surgeon/American-Society-of-Transplantation
  • Rajab A, Buss JL, Diakoff E, Osei K. 2009. Effectiveness of Exenatide as a Potent Anti-Rejection Therapy for Islet Cell Allo-Transplantation in the Non-Human Primate. In 9th Joint Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Surgeon/American-Society-of-Transplantation
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Ferguson RM, Henry ML. 2009. Long Term Outcome of Steroid Free Maintenance Immunosuppression with Sirolimus and Low Dose Cyclosporine in Kidney Transplantation. In 9th Joint Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Surgeon/American-Society-of-Transplantation
  • Rajab A, Elkhammas EA, Pelletier RP, Bumgardner GL, Andreoni KA, Henry ML. 2009. The Outcome of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation from Older Donor. In 9th Joint Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Surgeon/American-Society-of-Transplantation
  • Buss JL, Rajab A, Diakoff E, Osei K. 2008. Effectiveness of Exenatide as a Potent Anti-Rejection Therapy for Islet Cell Allo-Transplantation in the Non-Human Primate. In 44th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-Diabetes
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM. 2008. A Prospective Study of Steroid Free, Calcineurin Inhibitor Free Maintenance Immunosuppression Based on Rapamune/Myfortic in Kidney Transplantation. In 8th American Transplant Congress
  • Pelletier RP, Satoskar A, Sun Q, Nadasdy G, Nadasdy T, Rajab A, Ferguson RM. 2008. Implementation of a Steroid-Free, Rapamycin and Neural Maintenance Immunosuppression Regimen Reduces Acute Cellular Rejection (ACR) but not Acute Humoral Rejection (AHR). In 8th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Bumgardner GL, Elkhammas EA, Ferguson RM. 2008. Long Term Outcome of Steroid Free Maintenance Immunosuppression with Sirolimus and Low Dose Cyclosporine in Primary Kidney Transplantation. In 8th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Buss J, Diakoff E, Hadley GA, Osei K, Ferguson RM. 2008. Comparison of the Portal Vein and Kidney Subcapsule as Sites for Primate Islet Autotransplantation.  Cell Transplantation. Vol. 17, no. 9. (January): 1015-1023.
  • Rajab A, Usatii A, Ferguson RM. 2008. Kidney Transplantation: The Recipient Posttransplant Complications. In Living Donor Organ Transplantation. Edited by Gruessner RWG & Benedetti E. Tucson, AZ: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML. Perfusion and Storage Techniques. In Organ Preservation for Transplantation. Edited by Luis Toledo.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Ferguson RM, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Henry ML. 2007. Steroid-Free Maintenance Immunosuppression with Rapamune and Low-Dose Neoral in Pancreas Transplant Recipients.  Transplantation. Vol. 84, no. 9. (November): 1131-1137.
  • Hasan M, Rajab A, Pelletier RP. 2007. Hand Assisted Donor Nephrectomy in Donor with BMI > 30.
  • Buss J, Diakoff E, Osei K, Ferguson RM, Rajab A. 2007. Comparable Graft Function for Autotransplanted Islets and Islet Allografts using Steroid-Sparing Immunosuppression with Mycophenolate Mofetil and Cyclosporine in the Non-Human Primate. In Joint Meeting of the International-Xenotransplantation-Association/International-Pancreas-and-Islet-Transplant-Association/Cell-Transplant-Society
  • Pelletier RP, Soule J, Henry ML, Rajab A, Ferguson RM. 2007. Clinical Outcomes of Renal Transplant Recipients Treated with Enteric-Coated Mycophenolic Acid vs Mycophenolate Mofetil as a Switch Agent using a Primary Steroid-Free Rapamune and Microemulsion Cyclosporine Protocol.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 21, no. 4. (July): 532-535.
  • Rajab A, Warrick J, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM. 2007. The Effects of Obesity on Renal Transplant Recipients. In 7th American Transplant Congress
  • Henry ML, Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Ferguson RM, Patel H, Mahan J, Mentser M. 2007. Steroid Free Immunosuppression in the Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipient. In 7th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM. 2007. Steroid Free Maintenance Immunosuppression with Rapamune and Low Dose Neural in Pancreas Transplant Recipients. In 7th American Transplant Congress
  • Amer Rajab, MD, PhD. 2007. Examiner's Handbook. Mock Surgical Board Examinations. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, Department of Surgery.
  • Pelletier RP, Nadasdy T, Nadasdy G, Satoskar A, Tewari AK, Cotrill J, Henry ML, Rajab A, Ferguson RM. 2006. Acute Renal Failure following Kidney Transplantation Associated with Myoglobinuria in Patients Treated with Rapamycin.  Transplantation. Vol. 82, no. 5. (September): 645-650.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Ferguson RM. 2006. Excellent Clinical Outcomes in Primary Kidney Transplant Recipients Treated with Steroid-Free Maintenance Immunosuppression.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 20, no. 5. (September): 537-546.
  • Denny JE, Elkhammas EA, Henry ML, Ferguson RM, Bumgardner GL, Pelletier RP, Rajab A. 2005. Steroid Avoidance in Liver Transplantation. In 11th Annual Meeting of the International-Liver-Transplant-Society
  • Rajab A, Buss JL, Osei K. 2005. Comparison of the Portal Vein and Kidney Subcapsule as Sites for Primate Islet Autotransplantation. In 6th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Buss JL, Osei K, Ferguson RM. 2005. Steroid-Free Immunosuppression using Mycophenolate Mofetil and Cyclosporin for Primate Islet Allotransplantation. In 6th American Transplant Congress
  • Rajab A, Mahoney JE, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM, Pelletier RP. 2005. Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Versus Open Nephrectomies in Living Donors. In 19th International Congress of the Transplantation-Society
  • Diakoff E, Rajab A, Ferguson RM, Buss JL, Osei K. 2005. Glucose Homeostasis in Non-Human Primates after Islet Cell Transplantation using Steroid-Minimizing Immunosuppression. In 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Diabetes-Association
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Orosz CG, Ferguson RM. 2005. Evolution of Immunosuppression in Kidney Transplantation: The Ohio State University Experience. In Clinical Transplants. Edited by J Michael Cecka, PL Terasaki. Los Angeles: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Orosz CG, Ferguson RM. 2005. Evolution of Immunosuppression in Kidney Transplantation: The Ohio State University Experience.  Clin Transplant. Vol. n/a, no. January: 111-117.
  • Rajab A, Mahoney JE, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM, Pelletier RP. 2005. Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Versus Open Nephrectomies in Living Donors.  Can J Surg. Vol. 48, no. 2. (January): 123-130.
  • Akin EB, Vitellas KM, Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Davies EA, Bumgardner GL, Henry ML, Ferguson RM, Elkhammas EA. 2004. Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography with Mangafodipir Trisodium (Teslascan) to Evaluate Bile Duct Leaks after T-tube Removal in Liver Transplantation.  J Comput Assist Tomoqr. Vol. 28, no. 5. (September): 613-616.
  • Rajab A, Khabiri H, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Akin B, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM. 2004. Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Preoperative Evaluation of Potential Kidney Donors. In 4th Annual Meeting of the American-Transplant-Congress
  • Elkhammas EA, Henry ML, Ferguson RM, Bumgardner GL, Pelletier RP, Rajab A, Davies EA. 2004. Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation: Overview of The Ohio State Experience.  Yonsei Med J. Vol. 45, no. 6. (January): 1095-1100.
  • Rajab A, Khabiri H, Pelletier RP, Henry ML, Akin B, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM. 2004. Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Preoperative Evaluation of Potential Kidney Donors.  J Surg Res. Vol. 120, no. 2. (January): 195-200.
  • Ferguson RM, Henry ML, Elkhammas EA, Davies EA, Bumgardner GL, Pelletier RP, Rajab A. 2003. Twenty Years of Renal Transplantation at Ohio State University: The Results of Five Eras of Immunosuppression.  Am J Surg. Vol. 186, no. 3. (September): 306-311.
  • Pelletier RP, Akin B, Henry ML, Bumgardner GL, Elkhammas EA, Rajab A, Ferguson RM. 2003. The Impact of Mycophenolate Mofetil Dosing Patterns on Clinical Outcome after Renal Transplantation.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 17, no. 3. (June): 200-205.
  • Elkhammas EA, Henry ML, Akin B, Ferguson RM, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Pelletier RP, Rajab A. 2003. Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation at a Single Center. In Clinical Transplants. Chapter 21 ed. Edited by J Michael Cecka, PL Terasaki. LA, CA: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory.
  • Elkhammas EA, Henry ML, Akin B, Ferguson RM, Bumgardner GL, Davies EA, Pelletier RP, Rajab A. 2003. Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation at a Single Center.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 17, no. January: 221-227.
  • Henry ML, Rajab A. 2002. The Use of Basiliximab in Solid Organ Transplantation.  Expert Opin Pharmacother. Vol. 3, no. 11. (November): 1657-1663.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2002. Tools and Methods for Vascular Access Surveillance. In Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: Surgical and Radiological Procedures. II ed. Edited by Dawidson IJA. Georgetown, TX: Landis Bioscience.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2002. Techniques and Outcomes after PTFE Graft Creation. In A Dialysis Access: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Edited by Gray RJ, Sands JJ. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2002. Surgical Thrombectomy and Revision: PTFE Graft. In A Dialysis Access: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Edited by Gray RJ, Sands JJ. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Rajab A, Henry ML. 2001. Diagnosing the Failing Vascular Access. In Vascular Access for Hemodialysis VII. Edited by Henry, ML. Columbus: W.L. Gore & Associates.
  • Penfield JG, Dawidson I, Rajab A, Kielar MA, Jeyarajah DR, Lu CY. 1999. Syngeneic Renal Transplantation Increases the Number of Renal Dendritic Cells in the Rat.  Transplant Immunol. Vol. 7, no. January: 197-200.
  • Dawidson I, Rajab A, Balfe P, Domchowski J, Griffen D, Munschauer CE. 1999. Long-Term Outcome of PTFE Arterivenous Graft. In Vascular Access for Hemodialysis VI. Edited by Henry, ML. Columbus: W.L. Gore & Associates.
  • Rajab A. 1999. Spleen Trauma. In Parkland Trauma Handbook. Edited by Fiemo N, Thal E. Dallas, TX: n/a.
  • Fabia R, Ar'Rajab A, Willén R, Erlansson M, Marklund S, Svensjö E. 1996. The Role of Transient Mucosal Ischemia in Acetic Acid-Induced Colitis in the Rat.  J Surg Res. Vol. 63, no. January: 406-412.
  • Rajab A, Harris RW, Sentementes J, Dawidson I. 1996. The Effect of Preexisting Long-Term Diabetes on the Outcome after Islet Transplantation in Rats.  Pancreas. Vol. 13, no. 4. (January): 372-380.
  • Ahren B, Rajab A. 1996. Peritoneal Adhesions and their Preventions. In Essential of Experimental Surgery. Edited by H. Gregersen. London: Harwood Academic Publishers.
  • Rajab A, Fabia R, Dawidson I. 1996. Reperfusion Injury.  New Horizon. Vol. 4, no. 2. (January): 224-234.
  • Dawidson IJ, Ar’Rajab A, Melone DL, Poole T, Griffin D, Risser R. 1996. Early use of the Gore-Tex Stretch Graft.  Blood Purif. Vol. 14, no. January: 337-344.
  • Dawidson I, Ar'Rajab A, Lu C. 1996. Cyclosporine Blood Level Predicts the Likelihood of Rejection and Toxicity after Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation.
  • Rajab A, Harris R, Khair-El-Din TA, Sentementes J, Lu C, Dawidson I. 1995. The Immunosuppressive Effect of 2'-Deoxycoformycin (pentostatin) for Islet Allotransplantation in the Rat.  Cell Transplant. Vol. 4, no. 3. (January): 315-321.
  • Dawidson I, Rajab A, Melone D, Poole T, Griffen D, Risser R. 1995. Early use of the Gore-Tex Stretch Graft. In Vascular Access for Hemodialysis IV. Edited by Henry, ML. Chicago, IL: W.L Gore & Associates.
  • Rajab A, Mileski W, Sikes P, Sentementes J, Harris RW, Dawidson I. 1995. The Role of Neutrophils in Peritoneal Adhesion Formation.  J Surg Res. Vol. 61, no. January: 143-146.
  • Rajab A, Snoj M, Larsson K, Bengmark S. 1995. Phosphatidylinositol Reduces Adhesion Formation in the Rat.  Eur J Surg. Vol. 161, no. January: 341-344.
  • Rajab A, Dawidson I. 1994. Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Pancreas Organ Transplantation. In Reperfusion Injuries and Clinical Capillary Leak Syndrome. Edited by Zikria BA, Oz MO, Carlson RW. Armonk, NY: Futura Publishing Company.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Erlansson M, Svensjö E. 1994. Topical Anticolitis Efficacy and Selectivity of the Glucocorticoid Budesonide in a New Model of Acetic Acid Induced Acute Colitis in the Rat.  Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Vol. 8, no. January: 433-446.
  • Dawidson I, Ar'Rajab A, Lu C, Provost D, Melone D. 1994. Cyclosporine Levels Predict the Likelihood of Rejection and Toxicity after Simultaneous Pancreas/Kidney (SPK) Transplantation.
  • Dawidson I, Ar'Rajab A, Harris R, Sentementes J. 1994. The Effect of Duration of Diabetes and Number of the Transplanted Islets on Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats.
  • Rajab A, Dawidson I, Sentementes J, Harris R. 1994. Deleterious Effect of Cyclosporine on the Ischemic Kidney in the Rat and the Protection by Calcium Antagonist Verapamil.  J Am Soc Nephrol. Vol. 5, no. January: 93-101.
  • Rajab A, Dawidson I, Harris R, Sentementes J. 1994. The Immune Privilege of the Testis for Islet Xenotransplantation (rat to mouse).  Cell Transplantation. Vol. 3, no. January: 493-498.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B, Nilsson A. 1994. Temperature Dependent Phospholipid Degradation in the Rat Liver during Preservation for Transplantation. A Comparison between Different Preservation Solutions.  Transplantation. Vol. 57, no. January: 1153-1160.
  • Ar'Rajab A, Dawidson I, Sentementes J, Harris R. 1994. Deleterious Effect of Cyclosporine on the Ischemic Kidney in the Rat and the Protection by Calcium Antagonist Verapamil.
  • Rajab A, Dawidson I, Harris R, Sentementes J. 1994. Effect of the Number of Islet on the Outcome after Transplantation in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats.  Hor Metab Res. Vol. 26, no. January: 355-359.
  • Rajab A, Dawidson I, Sikes P, Sentementes J, Harris R, Mileski W. 1994. Enhancement of Peritoneal Macrophages Reduces Postoperative Adhesion Formation.  J Surg Res. Vol. 58, no. January: 307-312.
  • Wang XD, Andersson R, Soltesz V, Wang WQ, Rajab A, Bengmark S. 1994. Phospholipids Prevent Enteric Bacterial Translocation in the Early Stage of Experimental Acute Liver Failure in the Rat.  Scand J Gastroenterol. Vol. 29, no. January: 1117-1121.
  • Dawidson I, Ar'Rajab A, Lu C, Klintmalm G, Dickerman R, Trevino G, Melone D, Wallace J, Remmich S, Risser R. 1994. Perioperative Albumin and Verapamil Improve Early Outcome after Cadaver Renal Transplantation.
  • Dawidson I, Rajab A, Toole JG, Menei J. 1994. Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. In Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment. Edited by B.A. Zikria, Oz Mo, Carlson RW. Armonk, NY: Futura Publishing Company.
  • Ar'Rajab A, Dawidson I, Harris R, Sentementes J. 1994. Immune Privilege of the Testis for Islet Xenotransplantation (rat to mouse).
  • Dawidson I, Ar'Rajab A, Lu C, Provost D, Melone D, Strowig S, Raskin P. 1994. Cyclosporine A (CsA) Blood Levels Predict the Likelihood of Rejection and Toxicity after Simultaneous Pancreas/Kidney (SPK) Transplantation.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B. 1993. Long Term Diabetogenic Effect of Streptozotocin in Rat.  Pancreas. Vol. 8, no. January: 50-57.
  • Dunjic B, Axelson J, Rajab A, Larsson K, Bengmark S. 1993. Gastro Protective Capability of Exogenous Phosphatidylcholine in Experimentally Induced Chronic Gastric Ulcers in Rats.  Scand J Gastroenterol. Vol. 28, no. January: 89-94.
  • Dawidson I, Lu C, Ar'Rajab A, Rossi P, Melone D, Wheeler D. 1993. Cyclosporine Levels Predict the Likelihood of Rejection after Simultaneous Kidney/Pancreas (S-K/P) Transplantation.
  • Snoj M, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Larsson K, Bengmark S. 1993. Phospholipase-Resistant Phospholipid Reduces Adhesion Formation after Bacterial Peritonitis in the Rat.  Res Exp Med. Vol. 193, no. January: 117-122.
  • Dawidson IJ, Rajab A. 1993. Calcium Antagonists Prevent Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephrotoxicity.  Inflammopharmacology. Vol. 2, no. January: 159-176.
  • Dunjic B, Svensson I, Axelson J, Adlercreutz P, Ar'Rajab A, Larsson K, Bengmark S. 1993. Green Banana Protection of Gastric Mucosa against Experimentally-Induced Injuries in Rats.  Scand J Gastroenterol. Vol. 28, no. January: 894-898.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Andersson R, Bengmark S. 1993. The Effect of Exogenous Administration of Lactobacillus Reuteri R2LC and Oat Fiber on Acetic Acid Induced Colitis in the Rats.  Scand J Gastroenterol. Vol. 28, no. January: 155-162.
  • Wang XD, Rajab A, Andersson R, Soltesz V, Wang W, Svensson M, Bengmark S. 1993. The Influence of Surgically Induced Acute Liver Failure on the Intestine in the Rat.  Scand J Gastroenterol. Vol. 28, no. January: 31-40.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Andersson R, Bengmark S. 1993. Impairment of Mucosa-Associated Microflora in Ulcerative Colitis in Human and Experimental Colitis in the Rat.  Digestion. Vol. 54, no. January: 248-255.
  • Dawidson I, Rajab A. 1993. Calcium Antagonist Prevent Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephropathy.  Inflammopharmacology. Vol. 2, no. January: 159-176.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Andersson R, Bengmark S. 1993. The Effect of Phospholipase Inhibitors on Acetic Acid Induced Colitis in Rats.  Br J Surg. Vol. 80, no. January: 1199-1204.
  • Dunjic B, Svensson I, Axelson J, Adlercreutz P, Rajab A, Bengmark S. 1993. The Rat Gastric Phospholipids: Increased in Ulcerated Mucosa and Decreased after Healing.  Eur Surg Res. Vol. 25, no. 6. (January): 376-382.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Andersson R, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1992. Effect of Phosatidylcholine and Phosphatidylinositol on Acetic Acid Induced Colitis in the Rat.  Digestion. Vol. 53, no. January: 35-44.
  • Dawidson I, Rajab A. 1992. Perioperative Fluid and Drug Therapy during Cadaver Kidney Transplantation. In Clinical Transplants. Edited by J Michael Cecka, PL Terasaki. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory.
  • Snoj M, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1992. Effect of Phosphatidylcholine on Postoperative Adhesions after Small Bowel Anastomosis in the Rat.  Br J Surg. Vol. 79, no. January: 427-429.
  • Rajab A, Ahrèn B. 1992. Prevention of Hyperglycemia Improves the Long Term Result of Islet Transplantation in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats.  Pancreas. Vol. 7, no. January: 435-442.
  • Fabia R, Rajab A, Willén R, Andersson R, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1992. Acetic Acid Induced Colitis. An Experimental Reproducible Model in Rats.  Eur Surg Res. Vol. 24, no. January: 211-225.
  • Rajab A, Sundberg R, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1992. A New Dextran 40 based Solution for Liver Preservation.  Transplantation. Vol. 53, no. January: 742-745.
  • Ahrén B, Rajab A, Böttcher G, Sundler F, Dunning BE. 1991. Galanin is Present in Human Pancreatic Nerves and Inhibits Insulin Secretion from Human Islets in Vitro.  Cell Tissue Res. Vol. 264, no. January: 263-267.
  • Rajab A, Ahrèn B, Bengmark S. 1991. Islet Allotransplantation to Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats. Effects of Multidonation, Ultraviolet Light Irradiation and Cyclosporine Treatment.  Eur Surg Res. Vol. 23, no. January: 302-308.
  • Rajab A, Ahrèn B, Bengmark S. 1991. Effects of Immunoisolation of Islets for Transplantation in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats.  Transplantation. Vol. 51, no. January: 570-574.
  • Wang XD, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Andersson R, Bengmark S. 1991. Improvement of the Effects of Intrasplenic Transplantation of Hepatocytes after 90% Hepatectomy in the Rat by Co-Transplantation with Pancreatic Islets.  Transplantation. Vol. 52, no. January: 462-466.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B. 1991. Effects of Synthetic Amidated Rat Islet Amyloid Polypeptide on Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion in Vivo in Rats.  Eur J Pharmacol. Vol. 192, no. January: 443-445.
  • Wang XD, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Andersson R, Bengmark S. 1991. Transplantation of Hepatocytes and Pancreatic Islets in the Treatment of Acute Liver Failure in Rats.  Res Exp Med. Vol. 191, no. January: 429-435.
  • Dunjic B, Rajab A, Axelson J, Larsson K, Bengmark S. 1991. Experimental Models of Gastroduodenal Mucosal Injuries.  Surg Res Comm. Vol. 12, no. January: 181-190.
  • Sundberg R, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1991. The Functional Effects of Suppression of Hypothermia Induced Cell Swelling in Liver Preservation by Cold Storage.  Cryobiology. Vol. 28, no. January: 150-158.
  • Rajab A, Ahrèn B, Bengmark S. 1991. Liver Preservation for Transplantation is Improved by Calcium Channel Blockers.  Transplantation. Vol. 51, no. January: 965-967.
  • Rajab A, Rozga J, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1991. Soluble Phosphatidylcholine Prevents Peritoneal Adhesions.  J Surg Res. Vol. 50, no. January: 212-215.
  • Rajab A, Sundberg R, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1991. The Function of Colloid in Liver Cold Storage Solutions.  Transplantation. Vol. 52, no. January: 34-39.
  • Sundberg R, Ar'Rajab A, Ahren B, Bengmark S. 1990. Improved Liver Preservation with UW Solution by Chlorpromazine Donor Pretreatment.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B, Alumets J, Lögdberg L, Bengmark S. 1990. Islet Transplantation to the Renal Subcapsular Space Improves Late Complications in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats.  Eur Surg Res. Vol. 22, no. January: 270-278.
  • Ar'Rajab, Sundberg R, Ahren B. 1990. The Function of Colloid in Liver Cold Storage Solutions.
  • Sundberg R, Ar'Rajab A, Ahren B, Bengmark S. 1990. Evaluation of Initial Cooling Solutions for Liver Preservation using Isolated Perfused Rabbit Liver.
  • Sundberg R, Alumets J, Ar'Rajab A, Ahren B, Bengmark S. 1990. Ultrastructure in Liver Preservation with Eurocollins and UW Solution.
  • Lindskog S, Dunning BE, Mårtensson H, Ar'Rajab A, Taborsky GJ, Ahrén B. 1990. Galanin of Homologous Species Inhibits Insulin Secretion in the Rat and in the Pig.  Acta Physiol. Scand. Vol. 139, no. January: 591-596.
  • Rajab A, Ahrèn B. 1990. Effects of Yohimbine and Nicotinic Acid on Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion after Islet Transplantation in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats.  Diab Res Clin Pract. Vol. 11, no. January: 81-88.
  • Sundberg R, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1989. Effect of the Initial Cooling Solution on 24 Hour Liver Preservation.  Clin Transplant. Vol. 3, no. January: 290-293.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1989. Insulin and Glucagon Secretion in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats: Influences of Islet Transplanted to the Renal Subcapsular Space.  Diab Res. Vol. 12, no. January: 37-42.
  • Rajab A, Ahrén B, Alumets J, Bengmark S. 1989. Islet Transplantation to the Renal Subcapsular Space in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats: Long Term Effects on Insulin and Glucagon Secretion.  Acta Chir Scand. Vol. 155, no. January: 503-508.
  • Rajab AA, Ahren B, Bengmark S. 1989. Islet Transplantation to the Renal Subcapsular Space in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats Short Term Effects on Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion.  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Vol. 7, no. 3. (January): 197-204.
  • Sundberg R, Rajab A, Ahrén B, Bengmark S. 1989. Chlorpromazine Pretreatment of the Donor Improves Liver Preservation Quality with UW Solution in an Experimental Model.  Transplantation. Vol. 48, no. January: 742-744.
  • Vrabelova D, Adin C, Gilor C, Rajab A. Pancreatic Islet Transplantation: From Dogs to Humans and Back Again.  Vet Surg.
  • Vrabelova D, Adin CA, Kenzig A, Gilor C, Xu F, Buss JL, Rajab A. Evaluation of a High-Yield Technique for Pancreatic Islet Isolation from Deceased Canine Donors.  Domestic Animal Endocrinology.
  • Barrie ES, Lodder MJ, Weinreb PH, Buss J, Rajab A, Adin CA, Mi QS, Hadley GA. Role of CD103 in the Development of Autoimmune Diabetes in NOD Mice.  Journal of Endocrinology.
  • Vrabelova D, Adin C, Gilor C, Rajab A. 0. Pancreatic Islet Transplantation: From Dogs to Humans and Back Again.  Vet Surg.
  • Pelletier RP, Soule J, Henry ML, Rajab A, Ferguson RM. Clinical outcomes of renal transplant recipients treated with enteric-coated mycophenolic acid vs. mycophenolate mofetil as a switch agent using a primary steroid-free rapamune and microemulsion cyclosporine protocol. Clinical Transplantation 21(4): 532-5, 2007.
  • Rajab A, Pelletier RP, Ferguson RM, Elkhammas EA, Bumgardner GL, Henry ML. Steroid-free maintenance immunosuppression with rapamune and low-dose neoral in pancreas transplant recipients. Transplantation 84(9): 1131-7, 2007.
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