Name: Saman Nikeghbalian
Date of Birth: 13/4/1969
Place of Birth: Boyerahmad, Iran
Marital Status: Married
Address: Transplantation Unit, Surgical Department
Tel: (0098) 711-6474308
Professor of Surgery, head of organ transplant unit
Department of Surgery
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
1974-1981, Tehran University School of Medicine, Tehran, IRAN internship
1982-1986 General Surgery Resident, Shiraz School of Medicine
1987-1988 Fellowship in kidney transplantation, Shahid Beheshti School of Medicine, Tehran.
1990-1992 research fellow in liver transplantation Pittsburgh U.S.A.
2001: Research fellowship for 6 months in king’s College in London
Appointments and Positions:
19871997: Assistant professor of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shiraz School of
1987-89 Director of Faghihi Hospital
1989- Present: Chief of transplantation Section, Dept. of Surgery
1991- Present: Examiner, Iranian Board of General Surgery
1992-1994: Vice Chancellor of University of Medicine Sciences Shiraz IRAN
1994: Chancellor of University of Medicine Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
1997- Present: Assistant professor of General Surgery.
2001-Member of editorial board of Archive of Surgery
2005: Member of the specializing committee in clinical-surgical branch of 9th Razi Medical Festival
2005: Constant member of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
2010: Elective director Middle east society for organ transplantation
Other Surgical Activities:
1987: Establishment of Kidney transplantation ward, Shiraz Medicine School and in 1992
expanded to organ Tx
1992: First liver transplantation in IRAN
1998: First partial liver transplantation in IRAN
2002: First liver Tx from Rt.Lobe; adult to adult
1981:M.D. Tehran University
1986: Iranian board of General Surgery
1989: First Congress of International Congress of Middle East Society for Organ transplantation
1989: 2nd congress of MESOT, Karachi pakistan
1991: 4th International congress of geographic medicine, Shiraz, Iran
1993: Congress of Surgeons
1994: 4th congress of MESOT, Isfahan, Iran
1995: Congress of Surgeons
1995: 8th International congress of geographic medicine, Shiraz, Iran
1995: XII International congress of Nephrology, Spain, Madrid
1996: New South Wales University, Sydney, Australia
1996: Workshop in teaching strategies and assessment. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
2001:British Cancer Research Meeting, Leeds, England
2002: 7th Asian Society & Organ transplantation in New Delhi
Nov. 2003: 16th International congress of geographic medicine, Shiraz, Iran
2003: 8th Congress of Asian society for transplantation (CAST), Malaysia
May 2004: Canadian society of nephrology annual meeting, Toronto, Canada
September 2004: National Congress of Pediatrics, Tehran, Iran
Nov. 2004: 17th International congress of geographic medicine (renal diseases and hypertension),
Dec. 2004: 4th National congress of gastrohepatology, From bed to bench (ICGH4-FBB2), Tehran,
Dec. 2004: 9th MESOT congress, Ankara, Turkey
April 2005: 9th Annual Iranian congress of nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, Tehran, Iran
April 2005: 20th International congress of transplantation society (ELTA wintermeeting),
June 2005: 8th Meeting of the Turkish Transplantation Society, Ankara, Turkey
June 2005: ISN-NKF Post-satellite meeting of world congress of nephrology in Singapore
May 2005: ?th, Congress of Surgeons, Tehran, Iran
August 2005: 3rd world congress of International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA),
October 2005: 12th ESOT Congress & 14th ETCO Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
1.Postrenal transplant urinary leakage caused by segmental infarction of a renal allograft treated
by partial nephrectomy; Exp Clin Transplant. 2011 Apr;9(2):153-5.
2.De novo fatty liver due to vascular complications after liver transplantation; Transplant Proc.
3.Hematologic and biochemical indices and viral hepatitis in liver transplant patients; Transplant
Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):612-4.
3.Causes of organ donation refusal in southern Iran; Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):410-1.
4.Hepatic angiosarcoma of childhood: a case report and review of literature; J Pediatr Surg. 2011
5.Long-term survival of living donor renal transplants: A single center study; Indian J Nephrol.
6.Autologous transplantation of bone marrow-derived mononuclear and CD133(+) cells in
7.patients with decompensated cirrhosis; Arch Iran Med. 2011 Jan;14(1):12-7.
8.Outcomes of kidney transplantation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a single-
center study; Iran J Kidney Dis. 2011 Jan;5(1):53-6.
9.Association of IL-6 promoter and IFN- gene polymorphisms with acute rejection of liver
transplantation; Mol Biol Rep. 2010 Dec 4.
10.Hyponatremia a valuable predictor of early mortality in patients with cirrhosis listed for liver
transplantation; Clin Transplant. 2010 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01350.x.
11.Using inverted autogenous veins to substitute arteries in a canine model; J Emerg Trauma
Shock. 2010 Jul;3(3):238-42.
12.Hypotension after reperfusion in liver transplantation: histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate
versus University of Wisconsin solution; Prog Transplant. 2010 Sep; 20(3):256-61.
13.Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder after liver transplantation: report of 5 cases
among more than 550 liver transplants in Iran; Arch Iran Med. 2010 Sep;13(5):417-9.
14.Determining the incidence of aspergillosis after liver transplant; Exp Clin Transplant. 2010
15.Pathology of pediatric liver tumors, a single center experience from south of Iran; Indian J
Pathol Microbiol. 2010 Jul-Sep;53(3):422-6.
16.Ten-year graft survival of deceased-donor kidney transplantation: a single-center experience;
Ren Fail. 2010 May;32(4):440-7.
17.Primary malignant rhabdoid tumor of the stomach, a rare case report and review of literature;
J Gastrointest Cancer. 2010 Dec;41(4):269-71.
18.Influence of glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 polymorphisms with acute rejection in
Iranian liver transplant recipients; Mol Biol Rep. 2010 Jan;37(1):21-5. Epub 2009 Feb 28.
19.Is Perioperative Intravesically Applied Antibiotic Solution Effective in the Prophylaxis of
Urinary Tract Infections after Renal Transplantation? Urol Int. 2010 Mar 17.
20.Tacrolimus related hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in liver transplant recipients; Arch Iran
21.Hepatic Abscesses After Liver Transplant: 1997-2008; Exp Clin Transplant. 2009 Dec;7(4):256-
22.Reduction of the severity of ischemia reperfusion-induced pancreatitis by ischemic pre-
conditioning of the liver; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009 Nov;20(6):1010-4.
23.Liver transplantation for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia: two case reports;
Transplant Proc. 2009 Sep;41(7):2939-41.
24.Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis occurring after liver transplantation: a case report;
Transplant Proc. 2009 Sep;41(7):2933-5.
25.Non-marginal donor C-loop ulcers as a cause of gastrointestinal bleeding after pancreas
transplantation: three case reports; Transplant Proc. 2009 Sep;41(7):2930-2.
26.Split liver transplantation in Shiraz Transplant Center; Transplant Proc. 2009 Sep;41(7):2872-4.
27.Experience of living donor liver transplantation in Iran: a single-center report; Transplant Proc.
28.Pediatric liver transplantation in Iran: a 9-year experience; Transplant Proc. 2009
29.The effect of ischemic preconditioning of the pancreas on severity of ischemia/reperfusion-
induced pancreatitis after a long period of ischemia in the rat; Transplant Proc. 2009
30.Transperitoneal laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy: 2 years' experience; Transplant Proc.
31.Protective effect of parenteral vitamin E on ischemia-reperfusion injury of rabbit kidney;
Urology. 2010 Apr;75(4):858-61. Epub 2009 Jul 16.
32.Risk factors of post renal transplant hyperparathyroidism; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009
33.Vascular complications following 1500 consecutive living and cadaveric donor renal
transplantations: a single center study; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009 Jul;20(4):570-2.
34.Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst mimicking a hydatid cyst: a case report and review of literature;
Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2008 Jul;14(3):142-3.
35.Vaccination status in pediatric liver transplant candidates; Pediatr Transplant. 2009
Nov;13(7):820-2. Epub 2009 Apr 3.
36.Effects of surgical technique on postoperative renal function after orthotopic liver transplant;
Exp Clin Transplant. 2009 Mar;7(1):25-7.
37.Effect of D-penicillamine on liver fibrosis and inflammation in Wilson disease; Exp Clin
Transplant. 2008 Dec;6(4):261-3.
38.New-onset diabetes mellitus presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis after pediatric liver
transplantation; Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Aug;13(5):536-9. Epub 2008 Dec 16.
39.Liver failure and the need for transplantation in three patients with hepatoportal sclerosis;
Transplant Proc. 2008 Dec;40(10):3526-8.
40.Pancreas Transplantation In Shiraz Organ Transplant Center; The First Iranian Experience;
Arch Iran Med. 2008 Sep;11(5):490-6.
41.Comparison of right and left grafts in renal transplantation; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2008
42.Outcome of bowel perforation after pediatric liver transplantation; Pediatr Transplant. 2008
43.Acute renal failure in the first 100 orthotopic liver transplant patients in Southern Iran; Exp
Clin Transplant. 2007 Dec;5(2):710-2.
44.Comparison of Child-Turcotte-Pugh and pediatric end-stage liver disease scoring systems to
predict morbidity and mortality of children awaiting liver transplantation; Transplant Proc. 2007
45.Outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with polycystic kidney disease: a single center
study; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2008 Jan;19(1):72-5.
46.Repairing large duodenal injuries in dogs by expanded polytetrafluoroethylene patch; J Surg
Res. 2008 Jan;144(1):17-21. Epub 2007 Aug 29.
47.The comparison of clinical and biochemical parameters among 1200 alive and dead renal
transplant recipients; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2007 Sep;18(3):439-42.
48.Transplantation of a cadaveric liver allograft with right lobe cavernous hemangioma, without
back-table resection: a case report; Transplant Proc. 2007 Jun;39(5):1691-2.
49.Effect of oral D-penicillamine vs. colchicine on experimentally induced peritoneal adhesions in
rats; Fertil Steril. 2007 Oct;88(4 Suppl):1187-9. Epub 2007 Jun 6.
50.Comparison of early outcome and histologic findings of enteric drainage with bladder
drainage in pancreas transplantation of dogs; Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):1255-6.
51.The effect of clamping of inferior vena cava and portal vein on urine output during liver
transplantation; Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):1197-8.
52.Early hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation: diagnosis and treatment;
Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):1195-6.
53.Does donor's fatty liver change impact on early mortality and outcome of liver transplantation;
Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):1181-3.
54.Are large nonfunctional kidneys risk factors for posttransplantation urinary tract infection in
patients with end-stage renal disease due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease?
Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):887-8.
55.Foundation of local network for increasing organ donation in southern Iran; Transplant Proc.
56.Pediatric Liver Transplantation In Iran: Evaluation Of The First 50 Cases; Pediatr Transplant.
57.Transplantation Of A Horseshoe Kidney; Arch Iran Med. 2007 Apr;10(2):239-41.
58.Management Of Infrarenal Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava During Living Related Kidney
Transplantation; Transpl Int. 2007 May;20(5):478-9. Epub 2007 Jan 30.
59.Morbidity And Mortality Of Children With Chronic Liver Diseases Who Were Listed For Liver
Transplantation In Iran; Pediatr Transplant. 2007 Feb;11(1):21-3.
60.Stereologic study of the effects of prostaglandin E2 on the induction of angiogenesis in full-
thickness skin autografts; Adv Skin Wound Care. 2004 May
61.Results of liver transplantation: analysis of 140 cases at a single center; Transplant Proc. 2005
62.Cytokine gene polymorphisms in renal transplant recipients; Exp Clin Transplant. 2006
63.Difficult vascular access in patients with end-stage renal failure; Transplant Proc. 2006
64.Surgical management of carotid body tumours: a 24-year surgical experience; ANZ J Surg.
65.Hypoglycemia, the first presenting sign of hepatocellular carcinoma; Saudi Med J. 2006
66.Transplantation of a lump or cake kidney: a case report; Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2006