Alp Demirag

Alp Demirag, MD

CLIN ASO PROF

Department: MD-SURGERY-GEN-TRANSPLANT
Business Phone: (352) 265-0606
Business Email: alpdemirag@ufl.edu

About Alp Demirag

Alp Demirag, MD, is the director of the University of Florida Health Ascension Sacred Hearth Adult Kidney Transplant Program, and a clinical associate professor in the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Demirag earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. After completing his residency in general surgery at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he went on to pursue five fellowships. In Boston, he worked as a research fellow in the division of organ transplant at Harvard Medical School, and he pursued his doctorate in immunology at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. He then completed four respective transplant fellowships at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ohio State University, College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, the Division of Digestive Surgery of the University Hospitals of Geneva in Switzerland and, most recently, at the University Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Demirag who has been in practice for over 20 years is affiliated with various organizations, such as the Transplantation Society, Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Prior to joining University of Florida Health, Dr. Demirag served as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Transplantation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. At the University of Virginia, he performed kidney and pancreas transplants and was part of the organ procurement team, where he assisted with multi-organ retrievals.

Contributing to over 100 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbooks, Dr. Demirag’s areas of research interest include developing software programs in organ transplant, genetic polymorphism therapeutic drug monitoring and immunologically high-risk patients.

Board Certifications

  • Transplant Surgery
    American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Transplant services

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Genetic Polymorphism Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Immunologically High-Risk Patients
  • Software Programs in Organ Transplant

Publications

2021
Robot-assisted kidney transplantation is a safe alternative approach for morbidly obese patients with end-stage renal disease.
The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS. 17(5) [DOI] 10.1002/rcs.2293. [PMID] 34080270.
2017
Anesthesia management with ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block for donor nephrectomy: A prospective randomized study.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 37:1-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.10.038. [PMID] 28235492.
2016
Analysis of Panel Reactive Antibodies in Renal Transplant Recipients Detected by Luminex: A Single-Center Experience.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 14(4):401-4 [DOI] 10.6002/ect.2014.0285. [PMID] 26517205.
2015
Delaying Renal Transplant after Radical Prostatectomy for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 13 Suppl 3:74-6 [PMID] 26640918.
2015
Development of an Information Model for Kidney Transplant Wait List.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 13 Suppl 3:58-61 [PMID] 26640914.
2015
Multiple Brain Abscesses Due to Phialemonium in a Renal Transplant Recipient: First Case Report in the Literature.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 13 Suppl 3:77-80 [PMID] 26640919.
2015
Rectal diverticulitis mimicking rectal carcinoma with intestinal obstruction: case report.
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology. 26(1):60-2 [DOI] 10.5152/tjg.2015.4521. [PMID] 25698274.
2015
Use of biological prosthesis in a patient with kidney and pancreas transplant and a giant incisional hernia: case report.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 13 Suppl 1:231-4 [PMID] 25894161.
2014
Are there any differences between age groups regarding colorectal surgery in elderly patients?
BMC surgery. 14 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2482-14-44. [PMID] 25022693.
2014
Changes in the frequencies of abdominal wall hernias and the preferences for their repair: a multicenter national study from Turkey.
International surgery. 99(5):534-42 [DOI] 10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00063.1. [PMID] 25216417.
2014
Cutaneous necrosis as a result of isosulphane blue injection in mammarian sentinel lymph node mapping: report of two cases.
Clinical medicine insights. Case reports. 7:79-81 [DOI] 10.4137/CCRep.S16784. [PMID] 25187747.
2014
Is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis a prognostic factor for thyroid papillary microcarcinoma?
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences. 18(13):1910-5 [PMID] 25010622.
2014
Jejunal torsion around the right ureter presenting as postoperative bowel obstruction: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports. 8 [DOI] 10.1186/1752-1947-8-209. [PMID] 24946938.
2014
Laparoscopic treatment of gallstone ileus.
Clinical medicine insights. Case reports. 7:75-7 [DOI] 10.4137/CCRep.S16512. [PMID] 25187746.
2014
LigaSure® versus clamp tie technique for thyroid surgery; decreased operative time versus increased inflammatory effect: a prospective randomized study.
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences. 18(14):1997-2005 [PMID] 25027338.
2013
Spontaneous enterocutaneous fistula: unusual presentation of colon cancer.
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology. 24(5):458-9 [PMID] 24557977.
2012
Huge congenital epidermoid spleen cyst in an adult.
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology. 23(4):421-3 [PMID] 22965524.
2012
Pancreatic metastasis of high-grade papillary serous ovarian carcinoma mimicking primary pancreas cancer: a case report.
Case reports in medicine. 2012 [DOI] 10.1155/2012/943280. [PMID] 22829843.
2011
JC virus-associated nephropathy in a renal transplant recipient and comparative analysis of previous cases.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 13(1):89-92 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2010.00567.x. [PMID] 21299772.
2011
Retroperitoneal schwannoma: a rare case.
Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine. 2011 [DOI] 10.1155/2011/465062. [PMID] 22606418.
2009
A rare clinic presentation of abdominal pain: rupture of splenic artery aneurysm: a case report.
Cases journal. 2 [DOI] 10.1186/1757-1626-2-148. [PMID] 19946519.
2009
Modified quantitative subjective global assessment of nutrition in patients on the renal transplant waiting list.
Transplantation proceedings. 41(1):108-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.10.036. [PMID] 19249490.
2009
Sirolimus for rescue of steroid and anti-thymocyte globulin-resistant recurrent acute rejection after liver transplantation: report of one case.
Transplantation proceedings. 41(1):435-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.10.063. [PMID] 19249574.
2006
Epidural anaesthesia restores pancreatic microcirculation and decreases the severity of acute pancreatitis.
World journal of gastroenterology. 12(6):915-20 [PMID] 16521220.
2006
Giant adrenal myelolipoma associated with small bowel leiomyosarcoma: a case report.
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology. 17(2):126-9 [PMID] 16830297.
2006
Hyperbaric oxygenation attenuates renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats.
Transplantation proceedings. 38(10):3337-40 [PMID] 17175266.
2004
Appendix tumors in the era of laparoscopic appendectomy.
Surgical endoscopy. 18(7):1063-6 [PMID] 15156378.
2003
Medical problems occurring during the long-term follow-up after liver transplantation.
Swiss surgery = Schweizer Chirurgie = Chirurgie suisse = Chirurgia svizzera. 9(5):237-41 [PMID] 14601327.
2002
Factors affecting human islet of Langerhans isolation yields.
Transplantation proceedings. 34(3):826-7 [PMID] 12034198.
2002
Human islet allotransplantation with Basiliximab in type I diabetic patients with end-stage renal failure.
Transplantation proceedings. 34(3):823-5 [PMID] 12034197.
2001
Beta cell replacement for the treatment of diabetes.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 944:373-87 [PMID] 11797687.
2000
Absence of Epstein-Barr virus DNA sequences in iatrogenic Kaposi’s sarcomas of renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 32(3):554-5 [PMID] 10812110.
2000
Pulmonary Rhizopus infection in a diabetic renal transplant recipient.
Clinical transplantation. 14(1):8-10 [PMID] 10693628.
1999
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in potential renal transplant donors.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3369-70 [PMID] 10616510.
1999
Analysis of 1167 consecutive kidney transplants at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3107-9 [PMID] 10616395.
1999
Cadaveric kidney transplantation: effect of cold ischemia time and HLA match.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3336-7 [PMID] 10616497.
1999
Comparison of the scintigraphically determined function of the transplanted kidney before and after transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3324-5 [PMID] 10616492.
1999
Correlation of quantitative dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings with pathology results in renal transplants: a preliminary report.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3312-6 [PMID] 10616489.
1999
Cytomegalovirus infection in kidney transplant recipients at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3205-6 [PMID] 10616441.
1999
Early postoperative ultrasound of normally functioning transplanted kidneys: abnormal findings and their significance.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3320-3 [PMID] 10616491.
1999
Impact of amyloidosis on long-term survival in kidney transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3221-3 [PMID] 10616451.
1999
Incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma in kidney transplant recipients at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3237-9 [PMID] 10616460.
1999
Intrafamilial organ transplantation: a solution to organ shortage in developing countries.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3383-4 [PMID] 10616515.
1999
Is common femoral artery flow affected by the ipsilateral transplanted kidney?
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3133-4 [PMID] 10616408.
1999
Long-term follow-up of ABO-incompatible renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(1-2):256-7 [PMID] 10083098.
1999
Major complications after renal transplantation: a report of three cases.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3216-7 [PMID] 10616448.
1999
Media effect on organ donation and transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3284-5 [PMID] 10616478.
1999
Mycobacterial infections in solid organ transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3197-8 [PMID] 10616437.
1999
Power Doppler ultrasonography compared with scintigraphy in the diagnosis of renal allograft dysfunction.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3330-1 [PMID] 10616495.
1999
Predisposing factors in the development of chronic allograft dysfunction.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(1-2):1300-1 [PMID] 10083580.
1999
Renal magnetic resonance angiography with Gd-DTPA in living renal transplant donors.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3317-9 [PMID] 10616490.
1999
Results of living-unrelated donor kidney transplantation at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 31(8):3124-5 [PMID] 10616403.
1999
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Clinical transplants. 211-5 [PMID] 11038639.
1998
A case of Fabry’s disease with normal kidney function at 10 years after successful renal transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):842-3 [PMID] 9595121.
1998
Changes in bone mineral density after renal transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):814-5 [PMID] 9595110.
1998
Comparison of serum lipids, lipoproteins, and fibrinogen in patients with kidney transplantation and hemodialysis.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(5):2052-3 [PMID] 9723389.
1998
Effects of renal transplantation on body composition.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):831-2 [PMID] 9595117.
1998
Evaluation of erectile function in renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):747-9 [PMID] 9595082.
1998
Fifteen years of experience in vascular access surgery.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):764-6 [PMID] 9595088.
1998
Graft survival rates in kidney transplant recipients of different blood groups.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):741-3 [PMID] 9595080.
1998
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus type 8 and Epstein-Barr virus in immunosuppressed renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(7):3166-7 [PMID] 9838400.
1998
Long-term follow-up of 102 living kidney donors.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):721-3 [PMID] 9595072.
1998
Long-term follow-up of 102 living kidney donors.
Clinical nephrology. 50(4):232-5 [PMID] 9799068.
1998
Long-term renal retransplantation and graft survival rates at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):762-3 [PMID] 9595087.
1998
Outcome of pediatric renal transplantation and utilization of cadaveric donors under age five.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):738-40 [PMID] 9595079.
1998
Outcome of renal transplantation from elderly donors.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):744-6 [PMID] 9595081.
1998
Renal transplantation and skin diseases.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):802-4 [PMID] 9595105.
1998
Results of various immunosuppressive regimens at our transplantation center.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(7):3101-2 [PMID] 9838368.
1998
The Koebner phenomenon in Kaposi’s sarcoma in a renal transplant recipient.
The British journal of dermatology. 139(2):346-8 [PMID] 9767262.
1998
The renal transplantation program at our center.
Transplantation proceedings. 30(3):759-61 [PMID] 9595086.
1995
Cadaver kidney transplantation in Turkey.
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2768-9 [PMID] 7482907.
1995
Immunosuppressive protocols at transplantation centers in Turkey.
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2776-7 [PMID] 7482911.
1995
Influence of HLA mismatching on the incidence of cytomegalovirus infection in living-related renal transplantations.
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2687-90 [PMID] 7482876.
1995
Is needle biopsy mandatory for donor selection in live donor segmental liver transplantation?
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2605-6 [PMID] 7482849.
1995
Microbiologic analysis of preservation solutions in cadaveric kidney transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2697-8 [PMID] 7482879.
1995
Musculoskeletal problems after kidney transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings. 27(5):2581-2 [PMID] 7482836.
1993
Changes in gastric mucosal histamine and prostaglandin E2-like activities in relation to portal somatostatin following small bowel resection in guinea-pigs.
Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 48(4):319-21 [PMID] 8098869.
1993
Spontaneous perforation of rectum and rectosigmoid junction. Case report.
Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy. 25(1):47-8 [PMID] 8412343.
1992
Gastrointestinal fistulas.
Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy. 24(1):50-1 [PMID] 1308271.
1990
Acute appendicitis associated with pneumoperitoneum.
The British journal of clinical practice. 44(12):646-7 [PMID] 2102171.

Education

Fellowship, Transplant
2017-2018 · University Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, Clinical Transplant
2000-2002 · Division of Digestive Surgery of the University Hospitals of Geneva
Fellowship, Clinical Transplant
1998-2000 · Ohio State College of Medicine
Fellowship, Clinical Transplant
1995-1996 · Rush University Medical Center
Doctorate Degree, Immunology
1994-1995 · Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fellowship, Organ Transplant
1992-1993 · Harvard Medical School
Residency, General Surgery
1987-1993 · Gazi University
Medical Degree
1980-1986 · Hacettepe University Medical School

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 265-0606
Emails:
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alpdemirag@ufl.edu
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Business Mailing:
PO Box 10018
GAINESVILLE FL 32610