Thiago Beduschi

Thiago Beduschi, MD

Chief Of The Division Of Transplantation And Hepatobiliary Surgery, Professor & Director, Abdominal Transplant Program

Business Phone: (352) 265-0606

About Thiago Beduschi

I am chief of the University of Florida Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery and director of the UF Health Abdominal Transplant Program. Under my guidance, the Abdominal Transplant Program has become one of the busiest programs in the world and one of the lowest mortality rates for individuals waiting on a liver transplant. Here at UF, we take some of the most acute cases, often transferred from other transplant facilities, and those whose prognoses are poor – such as patients already in the ICU and on life support.

I attended medical school and completed a general surgery residency at the Lutheran University of Brazil in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul. Thereafter, I relocated to San Paulo to complete a liver transplant fellowship in the liver unit at Albert Einstein Hospital and then to Indianapolis to pursue additional training in transplantation, completing an abdominal multi-organ transplant surgery fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. During my time at Indiana University, I also completed an advanced fellowship in intestinal and multivisceral transplantation and studied genetically modified pigs in the IU Xenotransplantation Research Lab.

Prior to joining UF Health, I served as director of the living donor liver transplant program and transplant critical care fellowship program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. There, I developed the hospital’s intestinal rehabilitation program and played a pivotal role in the development of the Miami Transplant Institute’s intestinal and multivisceral transplant program.

Board Certifications

  • State of Florida Medical License
    Florida Board of Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Liver transplant

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant


Personalized Tacrolimus Dosing After Liver Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. [DOI] 10.1101/2023.05.26.23290604. [PMID] 37397983.
The Evolution of Combined Heart+Liver Transplantation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.05.026. [PMID] 37302454.
Carnitine Deficiency in an Adult With Short Bowel Syndrome After Surgical Resection.
ACG case reports journal. 9(6) [DOI] 10.14309/crj.0000000000000799. [PMID] 35765679.
Ex Vivo Liver Resection and Autotransplantation: Should It be Used More Frequently?
Annals of surgery. 276(5):854-859 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005640. [PMID] 35920562.
High levels of donor-derived cell-free DNA in a case of graft-versus-host-disease following liver transplantation.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 22(3):973-976 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16894. [PMID] 34825479.
Impact of the acuity circle model for liver allocation on multivisceral transplant candidates.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 22(2):464-473 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16803. [PMID] 34403552.
Machine perfusion organ preservation: Highlights from the American Transplant Congress 2021.
Artificial organs. 46(2):315-320 [DOI] 10.1111/aor.14100. [PMID] 34755348.
Multivisceral Transplant in a Patient With Portopulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report.
Transplantation proceedings. 54(6):1664-1670 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2022.03.057. [PMID] 35914967.
Intestinal Autotransplantation and In-Situ Resection of Recurrent Pancreatic Head Intraductal Tubulopapillary Neoplasm with Portal Cavernoma: A Case Report.
Transplantation proceedings. 53(8):2598-2601 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.05.009. [PMID] 34274118.
Re-evaluating Blood Markers as Predictors of Outcome in Multivisceral and Intestinal Transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 53(2):696-704 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.01.004. [PMID] 33558087.
Association of Alemtuzumab Induction With a Significantly Lower Incidence of GVHD Following Intestinal Transplantation: Results of 445 Consecutive Cases From a Single Center.
Transplantation. 104(10):2179-2188 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000003111. [PMID] 31929428.
Association of More Intensive Induction With Less Acute Rejection Following Intestinal Transplantation: Results of 445 Consecutive Cases From a Single Center.
Transplantation. 104(10):2166-2178 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000003074. [PMID] 31929425.
Clostridium difficile infection mimics intestinal acute cellular rejection in pediatric multivisceral transplant-A case series.
Pediatric transplantation. 24(1) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13621. [PMID] 31815352.
Combined off-pump coronary bypass grafting without heparin and liver transplantation: A novel approach to a complex dilemma.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(2):450-453 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14344. [PMID] 31730726.
Immunosuppression in Visceral Transplantation: Current Trends and Future Perspectives.
Current pharmaceutical design. 26(28):3418-3424 [DOI] 10.2174/1381612826666200707131857. [PMID] 32634077.
Multivisceral transplant as an option to transplant cirrhotic patients with severe portal vein thrombosis.
International journal of surgery (London, England). 82S:115-121 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.07.010. [PMID] 32739540.
Use of pediatric donor en bloc kidneys along with bladder segment in pediatric liver-kidney and multivisceral-kidney transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 24(1) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13596. [PMID] 31605438.
Bloodstream infection caused by enteric organisms during the first 6 months after intestinal transplant.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 21(3) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.13064. [PMID] 30865328.
Fibrinolysis Shutdown Is Associated With Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Complications and Poorer Outcomes After Liver Transplantation.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 25(3):380-387 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.25394. [PMID] 30548128.
Fibrinolytic Shutdown Is Associated With Intraoperative Thrombosis and Hemorrhage During Visceral Transplant.
Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 23(3):300-308 [DOI] 10.1177/1089253219848441. [PMID] 31068104.
Linezolid- and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Using Whole Genome Sequencing.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 69(2):259-265 [DOI] 10.1093/cid/ciy903. [PMID] 30339217.
Solid organ transplantation from Zika IgM positive donors: Not always a true positive.
Clinical transplantation. 33(3) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.13492. [PMID] 30786060.
Visceral arterial embolization prior to multivisceral transplantation in recipient with cirrhosis, extensive portomesenteric thrombosis, and hostile abdomen: Performance and outcome analysis.
Clinical transplantation. 33(8) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.13645. [PMID] 31230385.
A nationwide analysis of re-exploration after liver transplant.
HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. 20(3):216-221 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.08.024. [PMID] 29129486.
Comparison in outcome with tailored antibiotic prophylaxis postoperatively in pediatric intestinal transplant population.
Pediatric transplantation. 22(7) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13277. [PMID] 30091217.
Thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications during visceral transplantation: risk factors, and association with intraoperative disseminated intravascular coagulation-like thromboelastographic qualities: a single-center retrospective study.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 31(10):1125-1134 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.13281. [PMID] 29786890.
Clinical outcomes of intestinal transplant recipients colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms: a retrospective study.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 30(9):924-931 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.12987. [PMID] 28544183.
Genetic Traits in the Liver Anatomy Between Parents and Children: An Analysis of Liver Transplant Recipients and Living Donors.
Transplantation proceedings. 48(6):2084-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.04.013. [PMID] 27569949.
Image of the Month: A Small Bowel With Too Many Exits: An Astonishing Surgical Finding in a Patient With Crohn’s Disease.
The American journal of gastroenterology. 111(2) [DOI] 10.1038/ajg.2015.244. [PMID] 26882935.
Multivisceral transplantation for diffuse splanchnic venous thrombosis.
Current opinion in organ transplantation. 21(2):201-8 [DOI] 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000298. [PMID] 26867050.
Clinical significance of intragraft miR-122 and -155 expression after liver transplantation.
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology. 45(8):898-905 [DOI] 10.1111/hepr.12424. [PMID] 25220676.
Successful Treatment of Carbapenemase-Producing Pandrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 59(10):5903-8 [DOI] 10.1128/AAC.00655-15. [PMID] 26386029.
Multivisceral transplantation: where do we stand?
Clinics in liver disease. 18(3):661-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cld.2014.05.008. [PMID] 25017082.
Impact of positive flow cytometry crossmatch on outcomes of intestinal/multivisceral transplantation: role anti-IL-2 receptor antibody.
Transplantation. 95(9):1160-6 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182888df0. [PMID] 23435456.
Multivisceral transplantation for diffuse portomesenteric thrombosis.
Annals of surgery. 255(6):1144-50 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31825429c0. [PMID] 22549750.
Vascular catastrophes following pancreas transplantation: an evolution in strategy at a single center.
Clinical transplantation. 26(1):164-72 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01560.x. [PMID] 22129039.
Thoracotomy versus transhiatal esophageal dissection: which is the best surgical approach to short esophagus?
Acta cirurgica brasileira. 26(3):214-9 [PMID] 21537524.
Inflammatory cytokines during liver transplantation: prospective randomized trial comparing conventional and piggyback techniques.
Hepato-gastroenterology. 56(94-95):1445-51 [PMID] 19950808.
Comparative anatomical study of the anterior and posterior mediastinum as access routes after esophagectomy.
Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. 16(3):236-8 [PMID] 14641316.


Jan 2021 – Jun 2023
Improving marginal allograft outcomes through cell junction stabilization in transplantation
Role: Co-Investigator


Fellowship, Advanced Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
2012 · Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery
2011 · Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Liver Transplant
2008 · Albert Einstein Hospital
Residency, General Surgery
2006 · Lutheran University of Brazil
Medical School
2003 · Lutheran University of Brazil

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