Welcome To Our 2024 MPOG Outcome Research Fellows

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Dieter Adelmann from the University of California San Francisco and Dr. Brian Reon from the University of Virginia as our 2024 MPOG Outcome Research Fellows. This one-year fellowship offers researchers the opportunity to lead a project using MPOG data.

Dr. Dieter Adelmann

Dr. Adelmann is an anesthesiologist and Associate Professor at the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco. He is interested in improving the outcomes of patients undergoing abdominal organ transplantation. He is the co-principal investigator of the UCSF Transplant Anesthesia Research Group (TARG) and the Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship director. 

He completed medical school and a residency in Anesthesia and Intensive Care and obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. After residency, he completed a clinical liver transplant fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Adelman’s primary focus is perioperative outcomes research in liver and kidney transplant recipients. He co-designed a database integrating electronic medical record data, transplant-specific registry data, and patient outcomes. He is the Principal Investigator for the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) multicenter Liver Database. This platform provides the infrastructure and logistics to collect patient-level anesthesia data for multicenter observational research in liver transplantation. His ongoing research projects include studying the association of hypotension and vasopressor use and graft function in kidney transplant patients, how postoperative bleeding complications affect survival after liver transplantation and the safety of early extubation after liver transplantation.

Dr. Brian Reon is an Assistant Professor in the Neuroanesthesia Division in the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Reon earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in Biochemistry at Louisiana State University. He then joined the MD/PhD program at the University of Virginia, where he studied oncogenic gene expression patterns in brain cancer patients. He then completed his research track anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During residency he became interested in harnessing the power of large perioperative datasets to discover clinical variables linked to postoperative outcomes. Dr. Reon’s fellowship research will focus on examining allogenic transfusion practices in multilevel spine surgeries and how the implementation of viscoelastic testing is associated with changes to those practices. 

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