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Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery

Sunil S. Karhadkar, MD, FACS

Sunil S. Karhadkar
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Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant

about me
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Clinical Interests
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Liver transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Molecular mechanisms of injury repair and renewal and their links to organ regeneration and oncogenesis
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Living kidney donation
  • Endocrine surgery: parathyroidectomy, adrenalectomy
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
Research Interests
  • Organ transplantation and immunosuppression
  • Social and racial disparities in transplantation care
  • Ischemia reperfusion injury
  • Organ donation improvement strategies
  • Renal tumor biology
  • BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipients
  • MD, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Fellowship, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Molecular Pathology (Research), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship, Abdominal Organ Transplantation Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, General Surgery, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, General Surgery and Urology, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
Board Certification
  • Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • Association of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgeons of America
Awards and Honors
  • Johns Hopkins Surgery Research Day Award for Best Paper
  • Baltimore Academy of Surgery Best Paper Award
  • Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigators Award for Excellence in Basic Research
  • Daniel Nathans Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigators Award for Excellence in Basic Research
  • American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Award
  • Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigators Day Award for Excellence in Basic Research
  • National Board of Medical Examiners of India Gold Medal in Urology
  • The J. N. Tata Award for Higher Education of Indians Sir Dorab Tata Scholarship for Higher Education
  • University of Bombay, Dr. Dipak L. Kothari, Gold Medal in Urology
  • First Prize, Dr. G. M. Phadke Traveling Fellowship Competition of the Urological Society of India
  • Travel Award III International Congress on Transplantation and Kidney Diseases
  • University of Bombay Gold Medal in Surgery
  • Wockhardt Prize for Ranking First in General Surgery Boards
  • Dr. A. V. Baliga Prize, Ranking First at the General Surgery Boards of the University of Bombay
  • Best Undergraduate Student Award
  • Dr. Alka Pathare Prize Awarded for Excellence in Biochemistry
  • Nair Golden Jubillee Research Foundation Prize in Biochemistry
  • Dr. Jagdish S. Kalgutkar Prize in Human Anatomy
  • Ripon Prize - Class Valedictorian St. Xavier’s High School

Office Locations

Abdominal Organ Transplant Program

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Digital Bibliography

Sunil Karhadkar, David Leeser. “Surgical Issues in the Transplant Recipient” Medical Management of Kidney Transplantation. Matthew R. Weir(Ed). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2013. In press.

Sunil S. Karhadkar, Adrian Barbul. “Is It Important to Deliver Enhanced Levels of Arginine to Critically Ill Patients?” Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care. Clifford Deutschman, Patrick Neligan. Saunders 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4160-5476-4.