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Vijay S. Gorantla, MD PhD



670 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: (412) 648-9677

Administrative Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Reconstructive Transplant Program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Deputy Director, Clinical Initiatives and Research Innovation at the McGowan Institute and the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh

MD, University of Health Sciences; MS, PhD, University of Louisville; Masters in Medical Management (Healthcare MBA), Carnegie Mellon University

Research Area(s):

Immunosuppression, immunomodulation and neuroregeneration in vascularized composite allotransplantation

  • Basic and translational research as relevant to VCA in small and large animal (mechanistic and pre-clinical) models of limb, face and abdominal wall allotransplantation.
  • Transplant immunology of VCA (mechanisms, computational profiling and immune predictive models of skin rejection)
  • Mesenchymal and adipose derived stem cell, dendritic cell and other cellular therapies for immunomodulation and neuroregeneration (novel neurobiologics, high resolution ultrasound or diffusion tractography imaging
  • Graft targeted therapeutic and diagnostic strategies for acute and chronic rejection in VCA (graft/site-specific immunosuppression/immunomodulation, immunomonitoring techniques, non-invasive imaging modalities
  • Organ or tissue engineering, gene therapy or gene editing strategies relevant to VCA.