Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH
Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH

Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in the editorial Transplant First, Dialysis Last, with Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, and David Gerber, MD, from the division of abdominal transplant surgery.

Published in JAMA Surgery, the editorial recognizes transplants as cost-effective with the greatest survival advantage, extending life by 7 to 11 years, depending on the cause of kidney failure.

Kshirsagar is the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension.