Kidney transplantation at OHSU celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2009. During its history, the program has been at the forefront of clinical care and research, and this has translated into consistently outstanding outcomes for our patients. Our investigative program currently stretches from basic research designed to uncover novel targets for therapies to clinic trials where we partner with patients to discover the next generation of medical advances.
Research within the Section of Transplant Medicine includes clinical trials using new drugs that may become the next generation of immunomodulatory treatments, patient outcomes studies using our own and the national transplant databases, and basic investigation using human tissue and animal models of transplantation. Our group is also actively engaged in the study of infectious and cardiovascular risks post-transplantation. The Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Transplantation employs advanced molecular and cellular techniques to study clinical questions in transplantation, and the Obhrai lab investigates fundamental mechanisms of transplant rejection using animal models.