Toronto surgeon Dr. Shaf Keshavjee’s innovations are transforming how lung transplants are done. He has lead the development of the Toronto XVIVO Perfusion System, which treats and improves high-risk donor lungs so they can be safely used for transplant.
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Unique and rewarding Shaf!
You’re looking at a future Nobel Prize winner in Medicine. As a result of his discoveries the success of lung transplantation increased from 15% to 40%. If his new research involving gene and stem cell therapy pan out the success rates could go to 80% or more and obviate the need for unpleasant and dangerous anti-rejection
medication. His concepts are being applied to transplantation of other organs as well and surgical fellows from all over the world come to Toronto to learn his techniques on how to repair lungs before transplant, making this Canadian discovery a world-wide phenomenon.