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Michael A. Zimmerman
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Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS

Languages spoken: English

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  • Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, is a transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon specializing in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. His interests include clinical outcomes in solid organ abdominal transplant, and mitigating preservation and reperfusion injury in translational research.

    Dr. Zimmerman received his MD from the University of California at San Francisco and completed his residency at the University of Colorado. He completed fellowship training in Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

    Dr. Zimmerman's research focuses on the role of purinergic signaling and mitochondrial injury in liver ischemia-reperfusion injury.

    He currently serves as a professor of surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant & Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery at University of Utah Health. He is also the Director of the Adult kidney and pancreas transplant program, the director of the pediatric kidney transplant program at Primary Children's Hospital, and the Director of Transplant Research.

    Dr. Zimmerman's goal is to expand the donor pool using various organ resuscitation methods to increase the number of transplants available.

    In his spare time, Dr. Zimmerman enjoys Utah's mountains and skiing.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.7 /5
    ( out of 44 reviews )

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    August 14, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I am so grateful that Dr. Zimmerman is on my care team. He exudes confidence and helps me to understand my situation and feel better about my status. He did an amazing job on my surgery and I'm glad that he's also involved in the follow up care.

    April 23, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Great, caring surgeon. Explains everything so patient understands. Never seems rushed and willing to listen to concerns.

    April 01, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He was very kind and took the time I needed to help me understand what to expect.

    March 24, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I highly recommend Dr Zimmerman!

    March 23, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Down to earth, easy to talk to, on time for the appointment

    March 02, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Zimmerman is no nonsense. At pre-op he explained the procedure and listened to and answered my questions. I felt confident in his skills after first meeting him. Two weeks after surgery it appears the nephrectomy was done perfectly. To quote REM "I feel fine". Thanks Dr Zimmerman

  • Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, is a transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon specializing in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. His interests include clinical outcomes in solid organ abdominal transplant, and mitigating preservation and reperfusion injury in translational research.

    Dr. Zimmerman received his MD from the University of California at San Francisco and completed his residency at the University of Colorado. He completed fellowship training in Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

    Dr. Zimmerman's research focuses on the role of purinergic signaling and mitochondrial injury in liver ischemia-reperfusion injury.

    He currently serves as a professor of surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant & Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery at University of Utah Health. He is also the Director of the Adult kidney and pancreas transplant program, the director of the pediatric kidney transplant program at Primary Children's Hospital, and the Director of Transplant Research.

    Dr. Zimmerman's goal is to expand the donor pool using various organ resuscitation methods to increase the number of transplants available.

    In his spare time, Dr. Zimmerman enjoys Utah's mountains and skiing.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Transplant & Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Multi-organ Transplant - University of California, Los Angeles Fellow
    General Surgery - University of Colorado School of Medicine Resident
    Internship General Surgery - University of Colorado School of Medicine Intern
    Medicine - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine M.D.
    Research Fellow Hematology/Oncology - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Research Fellow
    Functional Biology - California State University, Fresno B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Shin WY, Boettcher BT, Lee JS, Park JI, Ali M, Yang M, Mishra J, Hagen CE, McGraw JE, Mathison A, Woehlck HJ, Lomberk G, Camara AKS, Urrutia RA, Stowe DF, Hong JC (2021). Effects of Subnormothermic Regulated Hepatic Reperfusion on Mitochondrial and Transcriptomic Profiles in a Porcine Model. Ann Surg. (Read full article)
    2. Nair A, Coromina Hernandez L, Shah S, Zervos X, Zimmerman M, Sasaki K, Diago T, Hashimoto K, Fujiki M, Aucejo F, Bollinger J, Kaiser TL, Miller CM, Quintini C, Fung JJ, Eghtesad B (2021). Induction Therapy With Antithymocyte Globulin and Delayed Calcineurin Inhibitor Initiation for Renal Protection in Liver Transplantation: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Phase II-B Trial. Transplantation. (Read full article)
    3. Kardashian A, Florman SS, Haydel B, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Lee DD, Taner CB, Aucejo F, Tevar AD, Humar A, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Mobley C, Ghobrial M, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Sudan DL, Jones CM, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Nydam TL, Rana A, Kueht ML, Fishbein TM, Markovic D, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG (2019). Liver Transplantation Outcomes in a U.S. Multicenter Cohort of 789 Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting Beyond Milan Criteria. Hepatology, 72(6), 2014-2028. (Read full article)
    4. Wong M, Narra R, Selim M, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Padmanabhan A, Hong JC (2020). Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I Antibodies and Response to Platelet Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation. J Surg Res, 255, 99-105. (Read full article)
    5. Roth AE, Marino IR, Ekwenna O, Dunn TB, Paloyo SR, Tan M, Correa-Rotter R, Kuhr CS, Marsh CL, Ortiz J, Testa G, Sindhwani P, Segev DL, Rogers J, Punch JD, Forbes RC, Zimmerman MA, Ellis MJ, Rege A, Basagoitia L, Krawiec KD, Rees MA (2020). Global kidney exchange should expand wisely. Transpl Int, 33(9), 985-988. (Read full article)
    6. Kim J, Hagen CE, Kumar SN, Park JI, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2020). Anticholestatic Effect of Bardoxolone Methyl on Hepatic Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Rats. Transplant Direct, 6(8), e584. (Read full article)
    7. DiNorcia J, Florman SS, Haydel B, Tabrizian P, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Aucejo F, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Tevar AD, Humar A, Mobley C, Ghobrial M, Nydam TL, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Markovic D, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG (2019). Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy is Predictive of Patient Outcome After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Analysis From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg, 271(4), 616-624. (Read full article)
    8. Wong M, Kim J, George B, Eriksen C, Pearson T, Robbins J, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2019). Downstaging Locally Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma Pre-Liver Transplantation: A Prospective Pilot Study. J Surg Res, 242, 23-30. (Read full article)
    9. Pearson T, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Palines PA, Eriksen CM, Wong M, Selim MA, Markovic D, Hong JC (2019). Staged Biliary Reconstruction After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Practical Surgical Strategy for High-Acuity Adult Recipients. Transplant Direct, 5(9), e482. (Read full article)
    10. Kim J, Martin A, Yee J, Fojut L, Geurts AM, Oshima K, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2018). Effects of Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injuries and NRF2 on Transcriptional Activities of Bile Transporters in Rats. J Surg Res, 235, 73-82. (Read full article)
    11. Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Lerret SM, Scott JP, Voulgarelis S, Fons RA, Vitola BE, Telega GW, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Hong JC (2018). Staged biliary reconstruction after liver transplantation: A novel surgical strategy for high acuity pediatric transplant recipients. Surgery, 165(2), 323-328. (Read full article)
    12. Zimmerman MA, Schiller J, Selim M, Kim J, Hong JC (2019). Management of renal failure in the liver transplant patient. Curr Transplant Rep.
    13. Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Saeian K, Cinquegrani MP, Connolly L, Woehlck HJ, Lauer KK, Hong JC (2018). Impact of a Transplantation Critical Care Model on Short-Term Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation in High Acuity Patients: A Single-Center Experience. Transplant Proc, 50(10), 3544-3548. (Read full article)
    14. Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Kozeniecki M, Hong JC (2018). A Specialized Transplantation Critical Care Model: Expanding Liver Transplantation Access to High-Acuity Patients. Transplant Proc, 50(9), 2619-2621. (Read full article)
    15. Baker TB, Zimmerman MA, Goodrich NP, Samstein B, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Gillespie BW, Berg CL, Emond JC, Merion RM (2017). Biliary reconstructive techniques and associated anatomic variants in adult living donor liver transplantations: The adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study experience. Liver Transpl, 23(12), 1519-1530. (Read full article)
    16. la Cour MF, Mehrvar S, Kim J, Martin A, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC, Ranji M (2017). Optical imaging for the assessment of hepatocyte metabolic state in ischemia and reperfusion injuries. Biomed Opt Express, 8(10), 4419-4426. (Read full article)
    17. Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Florman SS, Haydel B, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Abdelmessih R, Tevar AD, Humar A, Aucejo F, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Nydam TL, Mobley C, Ghobrial RM, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Busuttil RW (2017). Impact of Pretransplant Bridging Locoregional Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within Milan Criteria Undergoing Liver Transplantation: Analysis of 3601 Patients From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg, 266(3), 525-535. (Read full article)
    18. Kim J, Kim T, Hong KS, Moon H, Oh IK, Lee SM, Hohenwalter MD, Zimmerman MA, Cronin DC, Hong JC (2016). Pre-Hepatectomy Assessment of Bile Transporter Expression by Gadoxetic Acid-Enhanced MRI in a Rat Model of Liver Cirrhosis. J Invest Surg, 30(4), 265-271. (Read full article)
    19. Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Regner K, Saeian K, Zanowski S, Martin A, Connolly LA, Lauer KK, Woehlck HJ, Hong JC (2016). Outcome analysis of continuous intraoperative renal replacement therapy in the highest acuity liver transplant recipients: A single-center experience. Surgery, 161(5), 1279-1286. (Read full article)
    20. Hong JC, Kim J, Browning M, Wagner A, Lerret S, Segura AD, Zimmerman MA (2017). Modified associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy for hepatoblastoma in a small infant: How far can we push the envelope? Ann Surg, 266, e16-17.
    21. Chirichella TJ, Dunham CM, Zimmerman MA, Phelan EM, Mandell MS, Conzen KD, Kelley SE, Nydam TL, Bak TE, Kam I, Wachs ME (2015). Donor preoperative oxygen delivery and post-extubation hypoxia impact donation after circulatory death hypoxic cholangiopathy. World J Gastroenterol, 22(12), 3392-403. (Read full article)
    22. Samstein B, Smith AR, Freise CE, Zimmerman MA, Baker T, Olthoff KM, Fisher RA, Merion RM (2015). Complications and Their Resolution in Recipients of Deceased and Living Donor Liver Transplants: Findings From the A2ALL Cohort Study. Am J Transplant, 16(2), 594-602. (Read full article)
    23. Tak E, Ridyard D, Kim JH, Zimmerman M, Werner T, Wang XX, Shabeka U, Seo SW, Christians U, Klawitter J, Moldovan R, Garcia G, Levi M, Haase V, Ravid K, Eltzschig HK, Grenz A (2013). CD73-dependent generation of adenosine and endothelial Adora2b signaling attenuate diabetic nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol, 25(3), 547-63. (Read full article)
    24. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown RS Jr, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond JC, Stiles JB, Lukose T, Chang MS, Klintmalm G (2013). Multicenter review of liver transplant for hepatitis B-related liver disease: disparities in gender and ethnicity. Clin Transplant, 27(6), 829-37. (Read full article)
    25. Kelly MA, Kaplan M, Nydam T, Wachs M, Bak T, Kam I, Zimmerman MA (2013). Sirolimus reduces the risk of significant hepatic fibrosis after liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus: a single-center experience. Transplant Proc, 45(9), 3325-8. (Read full article)
    26. Tak E, Ridyard D, Badulak A, Giebler A, Shabeka U, Werner T, Clambey E, Moldovan R, Zimmerman MA, Eltzschig HK, Grenz A (2013). Protective role for netrin-1 during diabetic nephropathy. J Mol Med (Berl), 91(9), 1071-80. (Read full article)
    27. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G (2012). Liver transplantation for hepatitis B liver disease and concomitant hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States With hepatitis B immunoglobulin and nucleoside/nucleotide analogues. Liver Transpl, 19(9), 1020-9. (Read full article)
    28. Zimmerman MA, Baker T, Goodrich NP, Freise C, Hong JC, Kumer S, Abt P, Cotterell AH, Samstein B, Everhart JE, Merion RM (2012). Development, management, and resolution of biliary complications after living and deceased donor liver transplantation: a report from the adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study consortium. Liver Transpl, 19(3), 259-67. (Read full article)
    29. Campsen J, Ray C, Zimmerman MA, Mandell MS, Kaplan M, Kam I (2012). Diagnosis and correction of hepatic vena caval obstruction following liver transplantation. Indian Journal of Transplantation, 6, 1-4.
    30. Zimmerman MA, Haskins K, Bradley B, Gilman J, Gamboni-Robertson F, Flores SC (2011). Autoimmune-mediated vascular injury occurs prior to sustained hyperglycemia in a murine model of type I diabetes mellitus. J Surg Res, 168(2), e195-202. (Read full article)
    31. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Narkewicz MR, Sokol RJ, Mandell MS, Kam I, Dovel D, Karrer FM (2011). Choledochoduodenostomy in pediatric liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant, 15(3), 237-9. (Read full article)
    32. Benson AB, Burton JR Jr, Austin GL, Biggins SW, Zimmerman MA, Kam I, Mandell S, Silliman CC, Rosen H, Moss M (2011). Differential effects of plasma and red blood cell transfusions on acute lung injury and infection risk following liver transplantation. Liver Transpl, 17(2), 149-58. (Read full article)
    33. Jani A, Zimmerman M, Martin J, Lu L, Turkmen K, Ravichandran K, Pacic A, Ljubanovi D, Edelstein CL (2011). Perfusion storage reduces apoptosis in a porcine kidney model of donation after cardiac death. Transplantation, 91(2), 169-75. (Read full article)
    34. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Mandell S, Kaplan M, Kam I (2011). A Decade of Experience Using mTor Inhibitors in Liver Transplantation. J Transplant, 2011, 913094. (Read full article)
    35. Zimmerman MA, Kelly MA, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Wachs M, Bak T, Skibba A, Lancaster B, Kam I (2009). The influence of OKT3 therapy on hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence following liver transplantation. Clin Transplant, 24(4), E103-8. (Read full article)
    36. Mengshol JA, Golden-Mason L, Arikawa T, Smith M, Niki T, McWilliams R, Randall JA, McMahan R, Zimmerman MA, Rangachari M, Dobrinskikh E, Busson P, Polyak SJ, Hirashima M, Rosen HR (2010). A crucial role for Kupffer cell-derived galectin-9 in regulation of T cell immunity in hepatitis C infection. PLoS One, 5(3), e9504. (Read full article)
    37. Halgrimson WR, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Kelly MA, Kam I, Zimmerman MA (2010). Donor complications following laparoscopic compared to hand-assisted living donor nephrectomy: an analysis of the literature. J Transplant, 2010, 825689. (Read full article)
    38. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Mandell MS, Wachs M, Bak T, Forman L, Steinberg T, Kam I (2009). Hepaticoduodenostomy is an alternative to Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy for biliary reconstruction in live donor liver transplantation. Transplantation, 87(12), 1842-5. (Read full article)
    39. Mandell MS, Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Biancofiore G, Tsou MY (2009). The clinical value of early extubation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant, 14(3), 297-302. (Read full article)
    40. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Wachs M, Bak T, Steinberg T, Kaplan M, Kam I (2008). Liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis: results of aggressive corticosteroid withdrawal. Transplant Proc, 41(5), 1707-12. (Read full article)
    41. Bennet W, Zimmerman MA, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Bak T, Wachs M, Kam I (2009). Choledochoduodenostomy is a safe alternative to Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy for biliary reconstruction in liver transplantation. World J Surg, 33(5), 1022-5. (Read full article)
    42. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Steinberg T, Kaplan M, Wright F, Kam I (2008). Liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis and the success of aggressive corticosteroid withdrawal. Liver Transpl, 14(9), 1281-6. (Read full article)
    43. Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Campsen J, Skibba A, Kam I (2008). Sirolimus-based immunosuppression following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl, 14(5), 633-8. (Read full article)
    44. Campsen J, Hendrickson RJ, Zimmerman MA, Wachs M, Bak T, Russ P, Bennet W, Trotter J, Kam I (2008). Adult right lobe live donor liver transplantation without reconstruction of the middle hepatic vein: a single-center study of 109 cases. Transplantation, 85(5), 775-7. (Read full article)
    45. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Steinberg T, Kam I (2008). Clinically recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis following liver transplantation: a time course. Liver Transpl, 14(2), 181-5. (Read full article)
    46. Zimmerman MA, Ghobrial RM, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Cameron AM, Busuttil RW (2006). Antiviral prophylaxis and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following liver transplantation in patients with hepatitis B. Transplant Proc, 39(10), 3276-80. (Read full article)
    47. Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Campsen J, Wright F, Steinberg T, Bennett W, Kam I (2007). Predictors of long-term outcome following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a single-center experience. Transpl Int, 20(9), 747-53. (Read full article)
    48. Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Hiatt JR, Carmody IC, Gordon SA, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Zimmerman MA, Durazo F, Han SH, Saab S, Gornbein J, Busuttil RW (2006). Effect of nonviral factors on hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation. Ann Surg, 244(4), 563-71. (Read full article)
    49. Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Lipshutz GS, Gordon SA, Zimmerman M, Hong J, Collins TE, Gornbein J, Amersi F, Weaver M, Cao C, Chen T, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW (2006). Optimal utilization of donor grafts with extended criteria: a single-center experience in over 1000 liver transplants. Ann Surg, 243(6), 748-53; discussion 753-5. (Read full article)
    50. Zimmerman M, Busuttil RW (2005). Long-term efficacy of percutaneous thermal ablation for patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol, 3(5), 250-1. (Read full article)
    51. Yersiz H, Cameron AM, Carmody I, Zimmerman MA, Kelly BS Jr, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Busuttil RW (2006). Split liver transplantation. Transplant Proc, 38(2), 602-3. (Read full article)
    52. Zimmerman MA, Busuttil RW (2006). What is the long-term efficacy of thermal ablation for patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after hepatectomy? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol, 3, 251-2.
    53. Zimmerman MA, Reznikov LL, Raeburn CD, Selzman CH (2004). Interleukin-10 attenuates the response to vascular injury. J Surg Res, 121(2), 206-13. (Read full article)
    54. Selzman CH, Netea MG, Zimmerman MA, Weinberg A, Reznikov LL, Grover FL, Dinarello CA (2003). Atherogenic effects of Chlamydia pneumoniae: refuting the innocent bystander hypothesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 126(3), 688-93. (Read full article)
    55. Zimmerman MA, Reznikov LL, Sorensen AC, Selzman CH (2003). Relative contribution of the TNF-alpha receptors to murine intimal hyperplasia. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 284(5), R1213-8. (Read full article)
    56. Selzman CH, Miller SA, Zimmerman MA, Gamboni-Robertson F, Harken AH, Banerjee A (2002). Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 directly induces human vascular smooth muscle proliferation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 283(4), H1455-61. (Read full article)
    57. Raeburn CD, Calkins CM, Zimmerman MA, Song Y, Ao L, Banerjee A, Harken AH, Meng X (2002). ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 mediate endotoxemic myocardial dysfunction independent of neutrophil accumulation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 283(2), R477-86. (Read full article)
    58. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Reznikov LL, Miller SA, Raeburn CD, Emmick J, Meng X, Harken AH (2002). Lack of TNF-alpha attenuates intimal hyperplasia after mouse carotid artery injury. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 283(2), R505-12. (Read full article)
    59. Raeburn CD, Dinarello CA, Zimmerman MA, Calkins CM, Pomerantz BJ, McIntyre RC Jr, Harken AH, Meng X (2002). Neutralization of IL-18 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced myocardial dysfunction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 283(2), H650-7. (Read full article)
    60. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Reznikov LL, Raeburn CD, Barsness K, McIntyre RC Jr, Hamiel CR, Harken AH (2002). Interleukin-11 attenuates human vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 283(1), H175-80. (Read full article)
    61. Raeburn CD, Calkins CM, Zimmerman MA, Song Y, Ao L, Banerjee A, Meng X, Harken AH (2001). Vascular cell adhesion molecule--1 expression is obligatory for endotoxin-induced myocardial neutrophil accumulation and contractile dysfunction. Surgery, 130(2), 319-25. (Read full article)
    62. Melnyk O, Zimmerman M, Kim KJ, Shuman M (1999). Neutralizing anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibody inhibits further growth of established prostate cancer and metastases in a pre-clinical model. J Urol, 161(3), 960-3. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2020). Liver transplantation in the treatment of unresectable hepatic metastasis from neuroendocrine tumors. [Review]. J Gastrointest Oncol, 11(3), 601-608. (Read full article)
    2. Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2018). Emerging Innovations in Liver Preservation and Resuscitation. [Review]. Transplant Proc, 50(8), 2308-2316. (Read full article)
    3. Zimmerman MA, Martin A, Yee J, Schiller J, Hong JC (2017). Natural Killer T Cells in Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. [Review]. J Clin Med, 6(4). (Read full article)
    4. Zimmerman MA, Martin A, Hong JC (2016). Basic considerations in organ perfusion physiology. [Review]. Curr Opin Organ Transplant, 21(3), 288-93. (Read full article)
    5. Zimmerman MA, Schiller J, Kim J, Martin A, Selim M, Nydam TL, Cronin D 2nd, Hong JC (2015). Pathologic sequelae of allosensitization in liver transplantation. [Review]. J Surg Res, 200(1), 195-9. (Read full article)
    6. Wedd JP, Nordstrom E, Nydam T, Durham J, Zimmerman M, Johnson T, Thomas Purcell W, Biggins SW (2015). Hepatocellular carcinoma in patients listed for liver transplantation: Current and future allocation policy and management strategies for the individual patient. [Review]. Liver Transpl, 21(12), 1543-52. (Read full article)
    7. Kim J, Zimmerman MA (2015). Technical aspects for live-donor organ procurement for liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestine. [Review]. Curr Opin Organ Transplant, 20(2), 133-9. (Read full article)
    8. Zimmerman MA, Kam I, Eltzschig H, Grenz A (2013). Biological implications of extracellular adenosine in hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury. [Review]. Am J Transplant, 13(10), 2524-9. (Read full article)
    9. Zimmerman MA, Flores SC (2008). Autoimmune-mediated oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction: implications of accelerated vascular injury in type I diabetes. [Review]. J Surg Res, 155(1), 173-8. (Read full article)
    10. Zimmerman MA, Ghobrial RM, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Cameron AM, Hong J, Busuttil RW (2008). Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following liver transplantation: a review of preoperative and postoperative prognostic indicators. [Review]. Arch Surg, 143(2), 182-8; discussion 188. (Read full article)
    11. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Mandell S, Kam I (2007). Sirolimus and liver transplantation: clinical implications for hepatocellular carcinoma. [Review]. Expert Opin Pharmacother, 8(9), 1275-82. (Read full article)
    12. Foster R, Zimmerman M, Trotter JF (2007). Expanding donor options: marginal, living, and split donors. [Review]. Clin Liver Dis, 11(2), 417-29. (Read full article)
    13. Zimmerman MA, Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM (2006). Budd-Chiari syndrome. [Review]. Clin Liver Dis, 10(2), 259-73, viii. (Read full article)
    14. Zimmerman MA, Ghobrial RM (2005). When shouldn't we retransplant? [Review]. Liver Transpl, (11 Suppl 2), S14-20. (Read full article)
    15. Raeburn CD, Zimmerman MA, Banerjee A, Cleveland CJ Jr, Harken AH (2004). Surgical applications of organ preconditioning. [Review]. Minerva Chir, 59(3), 209-18. (Read full article)
    16. Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF (2003). Living donor liver transplantation in patients with hepatitis C. [Review]. Liver Transpl, 9(11), S52-7. (Read full article)
    17. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Cothren C, Sorensen AC, Raeburn CD, Harken AH (2003). Diagnostic implications of C-reactive protein. [Review]. Arch Surg, 138(2), 220-4. (Read full article)
    18. Raeburn CD, Zimmerman MA, Arya J, Banerjee A, Harken AH (2002). Stem cells and myocardial repair. [Review]. J Am Coll Surg, 195(5), 686-93. (Read full article)
    19. Raeburn CD, Zimmerman MA, Arya J, Barsness K, Harken AH (2003). Ischemic preconditioning: fact or fantasy? [Review]. J Card Surg, 17(6), 536-42. (Read full article)
    20. Albright TN, Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH (2002). Vasopressin in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit. [Review]. Am J Crit Care, 11(4), 326-30; quiz 331-2. (Read full article)
    21. Zimmerman MA, Albright TN, Raeburn CD, Selzman CH (2002). Vasopressin in cardiovascular patients: therapeutic implications. [Review]. Expert Opin Pharmacother, 3(5), 505-12. (Read full article)
    22. Raeburn CD, Calkins CM, Zimmerman MA, Arya J, Barsness KA, Harken AH (2002). Toll-like receptors and surgical disease. [Review]. Surgery, 131(5), 477-83. (Read full article)
    23. Raeburn CD, Cleveland JC Jr, Zimmerman MA, Harken AH (2001). Organ preconditioning. [Review]. Arch Surg, 136(11), 1263-6. (Read full article)
    24. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Raeburn CD, Calkins CM, Barsness K, Harken AH (2002). Clinical applications of cardiovascular angiogenesis. [Review]. J Card Surg, 16(6), 490-7. (Read full article)
    25. Selzman CH, Miller SA, Zimmerman MA, Harken AH (2001). The case for beta-adrenergic blockade as prophylaxis against perioperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. [Review]. Arch Surg, 136(3), 286-90. (Read full article)
    26. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Harken AH (1999). Surgical implications of therapeutic angiogenesis. [Review]. Surgery, 125(3), 243-9. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Zimmerman MA, Onaca N, Klintmalm GB (2014). Novel immunosuppression of patients with hepatic malignancies. In Transplantation of the Liver (3rd Edition).
    2. Zimmerman MA, Kam I (2014). Choledochoduodenostomy. In Mulholland M, Albo D, Englesbe M, Hawn M, Highes S, Savel M (Eds.), Operative Techniques in Transplant Surgery (1st edition).
    3. Zimmerman MA, Campsen J (2010). Budd-Chiari Syndrome. In Current Surgical Therapy (10th Edition, pp. 329-33).
    4. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Bak T (2009). Liver transplantation. In Abernathy’s Surgical Secrets (6th Edition, pp. 433-5).
    5. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Bak TE (2009). Kidney and pancreas transplantation. In Abernathy’s Surgical Secrets (6th Edition, pp. 436-8).
    6. Zimmerman MA, Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM (2008). Hepatocellular carcinoma. In Controversies in Liver Transplantation.

    Case Report

    1. Voulgarelis S, Hong JC, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Scott JP (2020). A novel escalation from veno-venous bypass to veno-venous ECMO during orthotopic liver transplantation. A case report. Perfusion, 36(8), 861-863. (Read full article)
    2. Durazo FA, Nicholas AA, Mahaffey JJ, Sova S, Evans JJ, Trivella JP, Loy V, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2021). Post-Covid-19 Cholangiopathy-A New Indication for Liver Transplantation: A Case Report. Transplant Proc, 53(4), 1132-1137. (Read full article)
    3. Kim J, Fons RA, Scott JP, Eriksen CM, Lerret SM, Browning MB, Telega GW, Vitola BE, Hoffman GM, North PE, Vo NN, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2018). Transabdominal Intrapericardial Approach in Liver Transplantation for Unresectable Primary Hepatic Functioning Paraganglioma With Invasion Into Hepatic Veins and Suprahepatic Vena Cava: A Surgical and Anesthesia Management Challenge. Transplant Proc, 50(9), 2630-2635. (Read full article)
    4. Boettcher BT, Woehlck HJ, Reck SE, Hong JC, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Zundel MT, Freed JK, Pagel PS (2016). Treatment of Vasoplegic Syndrome With Intravenous Hydroxocobalamin During Liver Transplantation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 31(4), 1381-1384. (Read full article)
    5. Hong JC, Kim J, Browning M, Wagner A, Lerret S, Segura AD, Zimmerman MA (2017). Modified Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy for Hepatoblastoma in a Small Infant: How Far Can We Push the Envelope? Ann Surg, 266(2), e16-e17. (Read full article)
    6. Woehlck HJ, Boettcher BT, Lauer KK, Cronin DC, Hong JC, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Selim M (2016). Hydroxocobalamin for Vasoplegic Syndrome in Liver Transplantation: Restoration of Blood Pressure Without Vasospasm. A A Case Rep, 7(12), 247-250. (Read full article)
    7. Cheng SS, Berman GW, Merritt GR, Hendrickse A, Fiegel MJ, Teitelbaum I, Campsen J, Wachs M, Zimmerman M, Mandell MS (2011). The response to methylene blue in patients with severe hypotension during liver transplantation. J Clin Anesth, 24(4), 324-8. (Read full article)
    8. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Shoen J, Wachs M, Bak T, Mandell MS, Kam I (2008). Adjustable gastric banding in a morbidly obese patient during liver transplantation. Obes Surg, 18(12), 1625-7. (Read full article)
    9. Cameron AM, Truty J, Truell J, Lassman C, Zimmerman MA, Kelly BS Jr, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Ghobrial R, Busuttil RW (2005). Fulminant hepatic failure from primary hepatic lymphoma: successful treatment with orthotopic liver transplantation and chemotherapy. Transplantation, 80(7), 993-6. (Read full article)
    10. Barbick B, Cothren CC, Zimmerman MA, Moore EE (2004). Posttraumatic pneumatocele. J Am Coll Surg, 200(2), 306-7. (Read full article)
    11. Selzman CH, Zimmerman MA, Campbell DN (2003). ALCAPA in an adult with preserved left ventricular function. J Card Surg, 18(1), 25-8. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Mandell MS, Zimmerman M, Campsen J, Kam I (2008). Bariatric surgery in liver transplant patients: weighing the evidence. Obes Surg, 18(12), 1515-6. (Read full article)
    2. Mandell MS, Lindenfeld J, Tsou MY, Zimmerman M (2008). Cardiac evaluation of liver transplant candidates. World J Gastroenterol, 14(22), 3445-51. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. DiNorcia J, Florman SS, Haydel B, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm G, Senguttuvan S, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Aucejo F, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Tevar AD, Humar A, Mobley C, Ghobrial MR, Nydam T, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Khuet ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG (2018). Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy is Predictive of Patient Outcome after Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Analysis from the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Presented at the Pacific Coast Surgical Association 89th Annual Meeting, Napa, CA [Abstract].
    2. Kim J, Martin A, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2016). The effect of type and duration of hepatic ischemia on hepatocyte membrane bile transporter expression. Presented at the International Liver Transplant Society Congress, Seoul, Korea [Abstract].
    3. 31Kim J, North PE, Lerret SM, Bernadette VE, Telega GW, Zimmerman MA, Hong JC (2016). Liver transplantation for non-resectable malignant hepatic paraganglioma: the first case report. Presented at the International Liver Transplant Society Congress, Seoul, Korea [Abstract].
    4. Lin S, Ruller C, Gralla J, Kam I, Biggins SW, Zimmerman M, Lewis V, Nydam T (2015). Improved renal function post-liver transplant with earlier everolimus (EVL) conversion. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract].
    5. Selim M, Johnson C, Saad E, Zimmerman M (2015). Optimal donor/recipient pairing for high KDPI grafts can yield similar survival to medium KDPI grafts. Presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium [Abstract].
    6. Grenz A, Tak E, Kaplan M, Kam I, Eltzschig HK, Zimmerman MA (2014). Induction of CD39 and CD73 during human liver transplantation correlates to ischemic liver injury in knockout mice. Presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium [Abstract].
    7. Zimmerman MA, Grenz A, Tak E, Kaplan M, Kam I, Eltzschig HK (2013). Targeted inhibition of equilibrative nucleoside transporters protects during murine hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium [Abstract].
    8. Shaked A, Feng S, Punch J, Reyes J, Levitsky J, Klintmalm G, Zimmerman M, DesMarais M, Kopeskie H, Priore A, Bridges N, Sayre P (2012). Initial Outcomes of ITN030ST: Early Post-liver Transplant Immunosuppression Withdrawal. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 12(Suppl 3), 197.
    9. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter J, Hong JC, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Kam I, Busuttil RW, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G (2012). HBV reinfection after liver transplant is associated with increased recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma and worse survival. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 12(Suppl 3), 199.
    10. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter J, Hong JC, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Kam I, Busuttil RW, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G (2012). Multicenter review of liver transplant for hepatitis B related liver disease: Females and black American do worse. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 12(Suppl 3), 84.
    11. Zimmerman MA, Grenz A, Tak E, Kaplan M, Eltzschig H (2012). Hepatocyte-specific protection by A2B adenosine receptors during ischemia-reperfusion injury of the liver. Presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium [Abstract].
    12. Zimmerman MA, Baker T, Freise C, Hong JC, Kumer S, Abt P, Cotterell A, Goodrich NP, Merion RM (2012). Aggregate morbidity and resolution of biliary complications after living donor and deceased donor liver transplantation: A report from the adult-to- adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study (A2ALL). Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 12(Suppl 3), 108.
    13. Zimmerman MA, Kaplan M, Grenz A, Eltzschig H (2011). Adenosine 2B receptor signaling in muring hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. Presented at the American Surgical Congress [Abstract].
    14. Kelly, MA, Kaplan M, Smith M, Wachs M, Bak T, Kam, I, Zimmerman MA (2011). Sirolimus reduces the risk of significant hepatic fibrosis and after liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus (HCV): a single center experience. Presented at the American College of Surgeons [Abstract].
    15. Kaplan M, Kelly M, Wachs M, Bak T, Nydam T, Kam I, Zimmerman MA (2010). Sirolimus- based immunosuppression has no influence on recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis following orthotopic liver transplantation. Presented at the The Liver Meeting [Abstract].
    16. Zimmerman MA, Flores SC (2009). Autoimmune-mediated vascular injury in the setting of type I diabetes. Presented at the American Surigical Congress [Abstract]. 151, 266.
    17. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Steinberg T, Kaplan M, Kam I (2008). Recurrent primary biliary cirrhosis after liver transplantation at a center practicing corticosteroid minimization. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 8(supplement 2), 286.
    18. Zimmerman MA, Trotter JF, Wachs M, Bak T, Campsen J, Kam I (2008). Sirolimus-based immunosuppression following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 8(supplement 2), 470.
    19. Jani A, Lu L, Zimmerman MA, Ljubanovic D, Edelstein C (2008). Caspase-3 activation in a porcine kidney model of extended criteria donation. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 8(supplement 2), 428.
    20. Zimmerman MA, Ghobrial RM, Cameron AM, Tong MJ, Busuttil RW (2006). Antiviral prophylaxis and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following liver transplantation in patients with hepatitis B. Presented at the American Transplant Congress [Abstract]. 830(supplement).
    21. Zimmerman, MA, Ghobrial RM, Klintmalm GB, Trotter JF, Cameron AM, Gornbein J, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Busuttil RW (2006). A short-term predictive model of survival following liver re-transplantation. Presented at the Liver Meeting [Abstract].
    22. Gordon SA, Uchiyama K, McDiarmid SV, Datta S, Lipshutz G, Cameron AM, Carmdoy IC, Kelly B, Ruiz R, Zimmerman MA, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW (2005). The effect of immunosuppression on ABO incompatible liver transplantation outcomes in the modern era [Abstract]. 11, C36.
    23. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Dinarello C, Raeburn CD, Sorensen BS, Harken AH (2002). Intimal hyperplasia requires adhesion molecule expression but not interleukin-1b. Presented at the American College of Surgeons [Abstract]. 195, S98.
    24. Raeburn CD, Dinarello CA, Zimmerman MA, Calkins CM, Meng X, Harken AH (2001). Neutralization of IL-18 protects cardiac function during endotoxemia with minimal effect on TNF [Abstract]. 100, 245.
    25. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Raeburn CD, Hamiel C, Harken AH (2001). Interleukin-11 attenuates human vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation [Abstract]. 100, 268.
    26. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Reznikov LL, Miller SA, Raeburn CD, Emmick J, Meng X, Harken AH (2001). TNFa is required for neointimal hyperplasia following mouse carotid injury. Presented at the American College of Surgeons [Abstract]. 25.
    27. Zimmerman MA, Selzman CH, Miller SA, Raeburn CD, Harken AH (2001). TNFa is required for post-injury neointimal hyperplasia [Abstract]. (Supp II), 180.
    28. Miller SA, Selzman CH, Pulido EJ, Zimmerman MA, Whitehill TA, Harken AH (2000). Interleukin-10 (IL-10) attenuates the arterial inflammatory response to injury. Presented at the American College of Surgeons [Abstract]. 191, S72.

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Zimmerman M, Tak E, Kaplan M, Mandell MS, Eltzschig HK, Grenz A (2012). Use of a hanging-weight system for liver ischemia in mice. [J Vis Exp]. United States. (Read full article)