Keri E. Lunsford, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


BK virus as a mediator of graft dysfunction following kidney transplantation
Yi, SG, Knight, RJ & Lunsford, KE 2017, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. DOI:

Risk Analysis of Patients with Proven Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Liver Transplant
Balogh, J, Lunsford, KE, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Cercio, O, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Burroughs, SG, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2017, American Journal of Transplantation, vol 17, no. suppl 3.

Optimizing Survival Outcomes for Advanced Age Patients Undergoing Liver Transplant
Balogh, J, Lunsford, KE, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Saharia, A, Mobley, CM, Burroughs, SG, Cercio, O, Victor, JD, Monsour, Jr. HP, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2017, 2017 American Transplant Congress, 4/30/17, .

Dangerous dietary supplements: Garcinia cambogia-associated hepatic failure requiring transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Bodzin, AS, Reino, DC, Wang, HL & Busuttil, RW 2016, World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 22, no. 45, pp. 10071-10076. DOI:

Unique CD8+ T Cell-Mediated Immune Responses Primed in the Liver
Zimmerer, JM, Horne, PH, Fisher, MG, Pham, TA, Lunsford, KE, Ringwald, BA, Avila, CL & Bumgardner, GL 2016, Transplantation, vol 100, no. 9, pp. 1907-15. DOI:

Predicting Mortality in Patients Developing Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation: Impact of Treatment Modality and Recurrence Characteristics
Bodzin, AS, Lunsford, KE, Markovic, D, Harlander-Locke, MP, Busuttil, RW & Agopian, VG 2016, Annals of Surgery. DOI:

Avoiding Futility in Simultaneous Liver-kidney Transplantation: Analysis of 331 Consecutive Patients Listed for Dual Organ Replacement
Lunsford, KE, Bodzin, AS, Markovic, D, Zarrinpar, A, Kaldas, FM, Gritsch, HA, Xia, V, Farmer, DG, Danovitch, GM, Hiatt, JR, Busuttil, RW & Agopian, VG 2016, Annals of Surgery. DOI:

Simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation or liver transplantation alone for patients in need of liver transplantation with renal dysfunction
Pham, P-TT, Lunsford, KE, Bunnapradist, S & Danovitch, GM 2016, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, vol 21, no. 2, pp. 194-200. DOI:

Liver transplantation and sleeve gastrectomy in the medically complicated obese: New challenges on the horizon
Reino, DC, Weigle, KE, Dutson, EP, Bodzin, AS, Lunsford, KE & Busuttil, RW 2015, World Journal of Hepatology, vol 7, no. 21, pp. 2315-8. DOI:

Renal outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to liver transplant alone for candidates with renal dysfunction
Brennan, TV, Lunsford, KE, Vagefi, PA, Bostrom, A, Ma, M & Feng, S 2015, Clinical Transplantation, vol 29, no. 1, pp. 34-43. DOI:

Resident designed intern orientation to address the new ACGME common program requirements for resident supervision
Rialon, KL, Barfield, ME, Elfenbein, DM, Lunsford, KE, Tracy, ET & Migaly, J 2013, Journal of Surgical Education, vol 70, no. 3, pp. 350-356. DOI:

Upregulation of IL-1ß, IL-6, and CCL-2 by a novel mouse model of pancreatic ischemia-reperfusion injury
Lunsford, KE, Baird, BJ, Sempowski, GD, Cardona, DM, Li, Z, Weinhold, KJ, Sudan, DL & Brennan, TV 2013, Transplantation, vol 95, no. 8, pp. 1000-1007. DOI:

Selection of the brain-dead potential organ donor
Ravindra, KV, Lunsford, KE & Kuo, PC 2013, . in The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management. vol. 9781461443049, Springer New York, pp. 147-154. DOI:

Pancreas and islet cell transplantation
Lunsford, KE & Collins, BH 2013, . in Contemporary Surgical Management of Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Disease. World Scientific Publishing Co. pp. 533-556. DOI:

Small Bowel Perforation by a Clinically Unsuspected Fish Bone: Laparoscopic Treatment and Review of Literature
Lunsford, KE & Sudan, R 2012, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 16, no. 1, pp. 218-222. DOI:

Recent advances in immunosuppressive therapy for prevention of renal allograft rejection
Lunsford, KE, Barbas, AS & Brennan, TV 2011, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 390-397. DOI:

Single-site laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy offers comparable perioperative outcomes to conventional laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy at a higher cost
Lunsford, KE, Harris, MT, Nicoll, KN, Collins, BH, Sudan, DL, Kuo, PC & Vikraman, D 2011, Transplantation, vol 91, no. 2. DOI:

Management of bleeding small bowel tumors
Lunsford, KE & Pryor, AD 2010, . in Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Springer New York, pp. 85-102. DOI:

Critical role of effector macrophages in mediating CD4-dependent alloimmune injury of transplanted liver parenchymal cells
Horne, PH, Zimmerer, JM, Fisher, MG, Lunsford, KE, Nadasdy, G, Nadasdy, T, Van Rooijen, N & Bumgardner, GL 2008, Journal of Immunology, vol 181, no. 2, pp. 1224-1231.

Alloreactive (CD4-independent) CD8+ T cells jeopardize long-term survival of intrahepatic islet allografts
Lunsford, KE, Jayanshankar, K, Eiring, AM, Horne, PH, Koester, MA, Gao, D & Bumgardner, GL 2008, American Journal of Transplantation, vol 8, no. 6, pp. 1113-1128. DOI: