R. M. Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

  • Houston Methodist liver transplant surgeon
  • Sherrie and Alan Conover Chair for Excellence in Liver Transplantation, Houston Methodist Hospital Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
  • Professor of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

R. M. Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

Areas of Expertise

  • Biliary disease
  • Hepatology
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver surgery
  • Liver transplant
  • Liver/biliary diseases
  • Transplant surgery


American Board of Surgery
Cairo University School of Medicine-Cairo, Egypt | 1980
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Liver Transplant Uni. of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) 96-98


The multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs as a potential treatment of ARDS in COVID-19 patients
Kloc, M & Ghobrial, RM 2020, , Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, vol. 45, 102437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2020.102437

Epigenetically modifying the Foxp3 locus for generation of stable antigen-specific Tregs as cellular therapeutics
Chen, S, Zhang, L, Ying, Y, Wang, Y, Arnold, PR, Wang, G, Li, J, Ghobrial, RM, Chen, W, Xiao, X & Li, XC 2020, American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 2366-2379. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15845

Development of child immunity in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Kloc, M, Ghobrial, RM, Kuchar, E, Lewicki, S & Kubiak, JZ 2020, , Clinical Immunology, vol. 217, 108510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clim.2020.108510

Delayed implantation of pumped kidneys decreases renal allograft futility in combined liver-kidney transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Agopian, VG, Yi, S, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Harlander-Locke, MP, Saharia, A, Kaldas, FM, Mobley, CM, Zarrinpar, A, Hobeika, MJ, Veale, JL, Podder, H, Farmer, DG, Knight, RJ, Danovitch, GM, Gritsch, HA, Li, XC, Ghobrial, RM, Busuttil, RW & Gaber, AO 2020, , Transplantation, vol. 104, no. 8, pp. 1591-1603. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003040

The Role of Genetic Sex and Mitochondria in Response to COVID-19 Infection
Kloc, M, Ghobrial, RM & Kubiak, JZ 2020, , International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol. 181, no. 8, pp. 629-634. https://doi.org/10.1159/000508560

Siponimod (Mayzent) Downregulates RhoA and Cell Surface Expression of the S1P1 and CX3CR1 Receptors in Mouse RAW 264.7 Macrophages
Uosef, A, Vaughn, N, Chu, X, Elshawwaf, M, Abdelshafy, AAA, Elsaid, KMK, Ghobrial, RM & Kloc, M 2020, Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, vol. 68, no. 3, 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00005-020-00584-4

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
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 2020, , Annals of surgery, vol. 271, no. 4, pp. 616-624. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003253

Outcomes of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma beyond the University of California San Francisco Criteria: A Single-center Experience
Victor, III, DW, Monsour, HP, Boktour, M, Lunsford, K, Balogh, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, McFadden, RS, Divatia, MK, Heyne, K, Ankoma-Sey, V, Egwim, C, Galati, J, Duchini, A, Saharia, A, Mobley, CM, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2020, Transplantation, pp. 113-121. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002835

Liver Transplantation for Colorectal and Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases and Hepatoblastoma. Working Group Report from the ILTS Transplant Oncology Consensus Conference
Hibi, T, Rela, M, Eason, JD, Line, PD, Fung, J, Sakamoto, S, Selzner, N, Man, K, Ghobrial, RM & Sapisochin, G 2020, , Transplantation, pp. 1131-1135. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003118

Posttransplant Management of Recipients Undergoing Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Working Group Report from the ILTS Transplant Oncology Consensus Conference
Berenguer, M, Burra, P, Ghobrial, M, Hibi, T, Metselaar, H, Sapisochin, G, Bhoori, S, Kwan Man, N, Mas, V, Ohira, M, Sangro, B & Van Der Laan, LJW 2020, , Transplantation, pp. 1143-1149. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003196

Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Working Group Report from the ILTS Transplant Oncology Consensus Conference
Mehta, N, Bhangui, P, Yao, FY, Mazzaferro, V, Toso, C, Akamatsu, N, Durand, F, Ijzermans, J, Polak, W, Zheng, S, Roberts, JP, Sapisochin, G, Hibi, T, Kwan, NM, Ghobrial, M & Soin, A 2020, , Transplantation, pp. 1136-1142. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003174

The ILTS Consensus Conference on Transplant Oncology: Setting the Stage
Sapisochin, G, Hibi, T, Ghobrial, M & Man, K 2020, , Transplantation, pp. 1119-1120. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003175

Podwójna twarz komórek macierzystych w pediatrii: Zastosowania terapeutyczne mezenchymalnych komórek macierzystych i zagrozenia rakowymi komórkami macierzystymi
Uosef, A, Ghobrial, RM, Jederka, K, Pulawska-Czub, A, Lewicki, S, Kubiak, JZ & Kloc, M 2020, , Pediatria i Medycyna Rodzinna, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 171-174. https://doi.org/10.15557/PiMR.2020.0032

Skutki uboczne kontrastów do MRI zawierajacych gadolin
Uosef, A, Villagran, M, Kubiak, JZ, Wosik, J, Ghobrial, RM & Kloc, M 2020, , Pediatria i Medycyna Rodzinna, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 49-52. https://doi.org/10.15557/PiMR.2020.0008

Is Surgery-first Still a Reasonable Option in the Era of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?
Saharia, A, Potter, LM, Baio, F, Elaileh, A, Mobley, C, Ghobrial, RM, Abdelrahim, M & Heyne, K 2019, , American journal of clinical oncology. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000661

Macrophage phenotype bioengineered by magnetic, genetic, or pharmacologic interference
Wosik, J, Suarez-Villagran, M, Miller, JH, Ghobrial, RM & Kloc, M 2019, , Immunologic Research, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12026-019-9066-3

RhoA pathway and actin regulation of the golgi/centriole complex
Kloc, M, Uosef, A, Wosik, J, Kubiak, JZ & Ghobrial, RM 2019, . in Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, vol. 67, Springer-Verlag, pp. 81-93. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23173-6_5

Effects of magnetic fields and field gradients on living cells
Wosik, J, Villagran, M, Uosef, A, Ghobrial, RM, Miller, JH & Kloc, M 2019, , eMagRes, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 371-386. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1609


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