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Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA, FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation

Medical School

M.D., St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bayshore, N.Y., 2002

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, Department of General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2002-2003

Resident, Department of General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2003-2007

Fellow, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Washington University Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2009

Board Certifications

Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

2008, AST Fellow Travel Grant Recipient
2007, Recipient of Most Influential Chief Resident Award (selected by peers)
2006, Pfizer Resident Research Award
2004, Pfizer Resident Research Award

Clinical Interests

Kidney Transplantation
Liver Transplantation

Pancreatic Transplantation
Donor Nephrectomy - MIS, Laparoscopic, Robotic
Vascular Access Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C , 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Paragi PR, Klaassen Z, Fletcher HS, Tichauer M, Chamberlain RS, Wellen JR, Sun H, Geffner S. Vascular constraints in laparoscopic renal allograft: comparative analysis of multiple and single renal arteries in 976 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies. World J Surg. 2011 Sep;35(9):2159-66.

Earl TM, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Nadler M, Doyle MM, Shenoy SS, Chapman WC, Turmelle Y, Weymann A, Lowell JA. Small bowel obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation: the unusual is the usual. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan;212(1):62-7.

Babel N, Sakpal S, Paragi P, Wellen JR, Feldman S, Chamberlain R. Iatrogenic bile duct injury associated with anomalies of the right heepatic sectoral ducts: A misunderstood and underappreciated problem. HPB Surg. 2009; Epub 2009 Jun 4

Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Brunt EM, Chapman WC. Short- and long-term outcomes after steatotic liver transplantation. Arch Surg. 2010 Jul;145(7):653-60.

Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Doyle M, Shenoy S, Nadler M, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Chapman WC, Lowell JA. The role of liver transplantation for hepatic adenomatosis in the pediatric population: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 May;14(3):E16-9.

Anderson CD, Vachharajani N, Doyle M, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Chapman WC. Advanced donor age does not affect patient or graft survival following liver transplantation. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;207(6):847-852.

Wellen JR, Anderson C, Doyle M, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Lowell J. The role of liver transplantation for hepatic adenomatosis in the pediatric population: Case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Transplantation. (accepted for publication)

Delafontaine P, Wellen JR, Alexander RW. Angiotension II causes weight loss and decreases circulating insulin-like growth factor I through A pressor-independent mechanism. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1996:97(11):2509-2516.