Associate Professor of Surgery
Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Immunology, Incompatible Organ Transplant, Management and Treatment of ABO Incompatible and Highly Sensitized Organ Transplant Recipients
Tomasz Kozlowski, MD, was born in Poland and graduated from the six-year program at the Medical University of Warsaw in 1985. From 1985- 1989, he completed the general and vascular surgery training program at Medical University of Warsaw, where he became a member of the faculty and the busy kidney/pancreas transplant team. He continued training in organ transplantation in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Karolinska Institute, one of the most prestigious European centers. Then he joined Transplantation Biology Research Center at Harvard Medical School to continue studies on transplantation tolerance, biology of xenograft rejection, bone marrow transplantation and engraftment, biology of antibody mediated rejection, and coagulopathy in humoral rejection.
After fulfilling requirements of the American Board of Surgery and completing his general surgery residency at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY, he augmented his clinical transplant experience as a fellow at the Division of Transplantation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. In 2005, Dr. Kozlowski joined the faculty team at the Division of Abdominal Transplant here at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Three years later he became the Surgical Director of Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Program. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery.
His clinical research is focused on antibody mediated rejection in kidney and liver transplantation and development of desensitization protocols. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on the basic science of antibody mediated rejection, xenotransplantation, bone marrow transplantation, plasmapheresis treatment, and clinical work on antibody mediated rejection. He has also presented his work at national and international transplantation symposiums. He is a principal investigator on several clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeon, The Transplantation Society, the International College of Surgeons, and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Further, he serves as a member of regional UNOS committees and is involved in graduate and undergraduate teaching in the School of Medicine.
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