Description of Research Expertise:
I study the relationship between immunosuppression strategy and outcomes after liver transplantation. I have previous expertise in research related to organ allocation, the effects of transplant policymaking and center variability in patient care. I have an advanced degree in clinical epidemiology, and have expertise with observational study designs, large databases and statistics.
Bittermann T, Goldberg DS: Quantifying the effect of transplanting older donor livers into younger recipients: the need for donor-recipient age matching. Transplantation 102(12) : 2033-7,2018.
Bittermann T: Physical activity after solid organ transplantation: comprehensive guidance is needed to advance future research efforts Transplantation : 2018.
Lee GS, Anesi JA, Besharatian BD, Bittermann T, Hamel S, Goldberg, DS: Con: Use of Hepatitis C Virus–Positive Donors Should Be Restricted to Research Protocols Clinical Liver Disease 12(4) : 105-8,2018.
Doshi SD, Wood L, Abt PL, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Goldberg DS, Bittermann T: Outcomes of living donor liver transplantation using grafts heterozygous for alpha-1 antitrypsin gene mutations Transplantation : 2018.
Bittermann T, Prenner SB, Abt PL, Goldberg DS: Outcomes of liver transplantation for hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in the US (2002-2015) American Transplant Congress (ASTS & AST); Seattle, WA : 2018.
Bittermann T, Wood L, Abt PL, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Goldberg DS: Living liver donation is safe in donors heterozygous for an alpha-1 antitrypsin gene mutation American Transplant Congress (ASTS & AST); Seattle, WA : 2018.
Serper M, Bittermann T*, Rossi M, Goldberg DS, Thomasson AM, Olthoff KM, Shaked A: Functional status, healthcare utilization, and the costs of liver transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 18 (5): 1187-96,2018.
Bittermann T, Hubbard RA, Serper M, Lewis JD, Hohmann SF, VanWagner LB, Goldberg DS: Healthcare utilization after liver transplantation is highly variable among both centers and recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 18 (5): 1197-1205,2018.
Nazarian SM, Peng AW, Duggirala B, Gupta M, Bittermann T, Amaral S, Levine MH: The kidney allocation system does not appropriately stratify risk of pediatric donor kidneys: Implications for pediatric recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 18 (3): 574-9,2018.
Bittermann T, Weinberg E: Complete Response of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma After Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol : 2018.