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Nephrology Fellowship

 John P. Vella, MD, FACP, FRCP, FASN 


Maine Transplant Program

  Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons
Dublin, Ireland
  Internal Medicine Residency: Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
  Nephrology Fellowship:

Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

  Research Fellowship: Transplant immunobiology and clinical transplantation
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
  Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
  Administrative Appointments Director
Maine Transplant Program
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine
  Areas of Clinical Interest:

Renal transplantation
Diagnostic renal ultrasonography

Selected Publications:   

Kruger B, Krick S, Dhillon N, Lerner SM, Ames S, Bromberg JS, Lin M, Walsh L, Vella JP, et al. Donor Toll-like receptor 4 contributes to ischemia and reperfusion injury following kidney transplantation. PNAS 2009 106(9): 3390-3395 

McPhee L, Stogsdill P, Vella JP, Nocardia farcinica pericarditis after kidney transplantation despite prophylaxis. Transplant Infectious Disease 2009 11(5):448-453

Schroppel B, Kruger B, Walsh L, Yeung M, Harris S, Garrison K, Himmelfarb J, Lerner SM, Bromberg JS, Zhang PL, Bonventre JV, Wang Z, Farris AB, Colvin RB, Murphy BT, Vella JP. Tubular expression of KIM-1 does not predict delayed function after transplantation. J Am Soc Nephrol 2010 21(3):536-542

Yablon Z, Recupero P, McKenna J, Vella J, Parker MG. Kidney allograft biopsy: Timing to complications. Clinical Nephrology 2010 74(1):39-45

Mangray M, Vella JP. Hypertension after Kidney Transplant. Am J Kidney Dis 2011 57(2): 331-341

Andrew G. Bostom, Myra A. Carpenter, John W. Kusek, Andrew S. Levey, Lawrence Hunsicker, Marc A. Pfeffer, Jacob Selhub, Paul F. Jacques, Edward Cole, Lisa Gravens-Mueller, Andrew A. House, Clifton Kew, Joyce L. McKenney, Alvaro Pacheco-Silva, Todd Pesavento, John Pirsch, Stephen Smith, Scott Solomon et al.  Homocysteine-Lowering and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Primary Results From the Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction in Transplantation Trial Circulation Apr 11, 2011

Hoch D, Vella JP: Obesity and Kidney Transplantation. Am J Transplant 2012, in press

Vella JP Approach to Medical Complications after Kidney Transplantation. Core Concepts in Renal Transplantation, Singh, Sayegh, and Chandraker, eds. 2012

Datla A, Vella JP; Kidney Transplantation: Prevention and Management of Transplant-associated Complications: Cytomegalovirus.  In Himmelfarb, Linus, and Tuttle, eds. Decision Support in Medicine: Nephrology and Hypertension,  2013

Datla A, Vella JP; Kidney Transplantation: Prevention and Management of Transplant-associated Complications: Polyoma BK.  In Himmelfarb, Linus, and Tuttle, eds. Decision Support in Medicine: Nephrology and Hypertension,  2013

Rodrigue J, Vella JP, et al; Trajectories of Perceived Benefits in Living Kidney Donors: Association with Donor Characteristics and Recipient Outcomes. Transplantation 2014 97:762-769

Troen AM, et all. Cognitive dysfunction and depression in adult kidney transplant recipients: baseline findings from the FAVORIT Ancillary Cognitive Trial (FACT).J Ren Nutr. 2012 Mar;22(2):268-76

Rodrigue JR, Fleishman A, Vishnevsky T, Whiting J, Vella JP; Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess Fear of Kidney Failure Following Living Donation. Transpl Int 2014 epub ahead of print March 7

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