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Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Transplant Surgery

Specialty Areas

Transplantation Surgery
Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Kidney Transplantation
Nephrectomy - MIS, Laparoscopic, Robotic
Pancreatic Surgery
Liver Transplantation

Board Certifications

Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

All aspects of kidney, liver and pancreatic transplantation, as well as vascular access surgery and the placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters; laparoscopic surgery, including such procedures as laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-5365
Additional Phone: 314-747-1393

Education

Education

Medical Degree: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bayshore, New York 2002
Fellowship: Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 2009
MBA: Washington University, St. Louis, MO 2012
BS: Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1996
Residency: General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Transplant Center Volume and the Risk of Pancreas Allograft Failure.
Alhamad T, Malone AF, Brennan DC, Stratta RJ, Chang SH, Wellen JR, Horwedel TA, Lentine KL
Transplantation. 2017 Jan 17; doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001628.

PMID:
    28099402
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Results of Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplantation: A Single-Center Review.
Doyle MB, Subramanian V, Vachharajani N, Maynard E, Shenoy S, Wellen JR, Lin Y, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jul; 223(1)193-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.04.005.

PMID:
    27103549
    [PubMed - in process]
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Organ Donor Recovery Performed at an Organ Procurement Organization-Based Facility Is an Effective Way to Minimize Organ Recovery Costs and Increase Organ Yield.
Doyle M, Subramanian V, Vachharajani N, Collins K, Wellen JR, Stahlschmidt E, Brockmeier D, Coleman J, Kappel D, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr; 222(4)591-600. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.12.032.

PMID:
    26947113
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utilization of Kidneys With Acute Kidney Injury in the Extended Criteria Donor Setting.
Alhamad T, Wellen JR
Am J Transplant. 2015 Oct; 15(10)2782. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13389.

PMID:
    26211425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the United States.
Chatterjee P, Venkataramani AS, Vijayan A, Wellen JR, Martin EG
JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8)1323-9. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2194.

PMID:
    26030386
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Donor Age-Based Analysis of Liver Transplantation Outcomes: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes Are Similar Regardless of Donor Age.
Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Collins KM, Garonzik-Wang J, Park Y, Wellen JR, Lin Y, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Doyle MB
J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jul; 221(1)59-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.01.061.

PMID:
    25872684
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Morbid obesity in liver transplant recipients adversely affects longterm graft and patient survival in a single-institution analysis.
Conzen KD, Vachharajani N, Collins KM, Anderson CD, Lin Y, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Doyle MB, Chapman WC
HPB (Oxford). 2015 Mar; 17(3)251-7. doi: 10.1111/hpb.12340.

PMID:
    25322849
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Focus on mTOR inhibitors and tacrolimus in renal transplantation: pharmacokinetics, exposure-response relationships, and clinical outcomes.
Shihab F, Christians U, Smith L, Wellen JR, Kaplan B
Transpl Immunol. 2014 Jun; 31(1)22-32. doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2014.05.002.

PMID:
    24861504
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Strategies for the management of adverse events associated with mTOR inhibitors.
Kaplan B, Qazi Y, Wellen JR
Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2014 Jul; 28(3)126-33. doi: 10.1016/j.trre.2014.03.002.

PMID:
    24685370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A novel organ donor facility: a decade of experience with liver donors.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Ridolfi G, Jendrisak MD, Coleman J, Maher M, Brockmeier D, Kappel D, Chapman WC
Am J Transplant. 2014 Mar; 14(3)615-20.

PMID:
    24612713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of donor body mass index on the outcome of donation after cardiac death kidneys: how big is too big?
Jin LX, Pitt SC, Doyle MB, Klein C, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Wellen JR
Transplant Proc. 2014 Jan-Feb; 46(1)46-9. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.07.068.

PMID:
    24507024
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immune responses to collagen-IV and fibronectin in renal transplant recipients with transplant glomerulopathy.
Angaswamy N, Klein C, Tiriveedhi V, Gaut J, Anwar S, Rossi A, Phelan D, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Mohanakumar T
Am J Transplant. 2014 Mar; 14(3)685-93. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12592.

PMID:
    24410875
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Organ allocation in pediatric renal transplants: is there an optimal donor?
Pitt SC, Vachharajani N, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Anderson CD, Shenoy S, Wellen JR
Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov-Dec; 27(6)938-44. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12272.

PMID:
    24224847
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term results suggest excellent outcomes.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Maynard E, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Wellen JR, Lowell JA, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul; 215(1)19-28; discussion 28-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.02.022.

PMID:
    22608403
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of tax policies on living organ donations in the United States.
Venkataramani AS, Martin EG, Vijayan A, Wellen JR
Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8)2133-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04044.x.

PMID:
    22487077
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ABO-incompatible organ transplantation.
Subramanian V, Ramachandran S, Klein C, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Mohanakumar T
Int J Immunogenet. 2012 Aug; 39(4)282-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-313X.2012.01101.x.

PMID:
    22339811
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utilization of hepatitis B core antibody-positive donor liver grafts.
MacConmara MP, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Doyle MB
HPB (Oxford). 2012 Jan; 14(1)42-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00399.x.

PMID:
    22151450
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vascular constraints in laparoscopic renal allograft: comparative analysis of multiple and single renal arteries in 976 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies.
Paragi PR, Klaassen Z, Fletcher HS, Tichauer M, Chamberlain RS, Wellen JR, Sun H, Geffner S
World J Surg. 2011 Sep; 35(9)2159-66. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1168-6.

PMID:
    21713578
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Small bowel obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation: the unusual is the usual.
Earl TM, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Nadler M, Doyle MM, Shenoy SS, Chapman WC, Turmelle Y, Weymann A, Lowell JA
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1)62-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.09.017.

PMID:
    21123094
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Short- and long-term outcomes after steatotic liver transplantation.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Brunt EM, Chapman WC
Arch Surg. 2010 Jul; 145(7)653-60. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.119.

PMID:
    20644128
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Kidney and pancreatic disease