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Donald C. Dafoe, MD

Director, Surgical Education in Transplant Surgery

Director, Pancreas Transplant Program in the Comprehensive Transplant Center

Eris M. Field Chair in Diabetes Research

Professor, Surgery

Comprehensive Transplant Center
8900 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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310-423-2641

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310-423-0234

Donald C. Dafoe, MD

Director, Surgical Education in Transplant Surgery

Director, Pancreas Transplant Program in the Comprehensive Transplant Center

Eris M. Field Chair in Diabetes Research

Professor, Surgery

  • Surgery-General Surgery

Kidney Transplants

Pancreas Transplants

The clinical investigation of Donald Dafoe, MD, focuses on islet and pancreas transplantation in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. He is also investigating the growth and development of insulin-producing cells from embryonic stem cells.

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  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1975
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1981
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1982
  • Eris M. Field Chair in Diabetes Research, 2005
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Surgical Research, 1994-2004
  • American College of Surgeons, 1985
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, 1975
  • Arafat HA, Katakam AK, Chipitsyna G, Gong Q, Vancha AR, Gabbeta J, Dafoe DC. Osteopontin protects the islets and beta-cells from interleukin-1 beta-mediated cytotoxicity through negative feedback regulation of nitric oxide. Endocrinology. 2006;148(2):575-584.
  • Desai DM, Adams GA, Wang X, Alfrey EJ, Sibley RK, Dafoe DC. The influence of combined trophic factors on the success of fetal pancreas grafts. Transplantation. 1999;68(4):491-496.
  • Talavera-Adame D, Dafoe DC, Ng TT, Wachsmann-Hogiu S, Castillo-Henkel C, Farkas DL. Enhancement of embryonic stem cell differentiation promoted by avian chorioallantoic membranes. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009;15(10):3193-3200.
  • Talavera-Adame D, Ng TT, Gupta A, Kurtovic S, Wu GD, Dafoe DC. Characterization of microvascular endothelial cells isolated from the dermis of adult mouse tails. Microvasc Res. 2011;82(2):97-104.
  • Talavera-Adame D, Wu G, He Y, Ng TT, Gupta A, Kurtovic S, Hwang JY, Farkas DL, Dafoe DC. Endothelial cells in co-culture enhance embryonic stem cell differentiation to pancreatic progenitors and insulin-producing cells through BMP signaling. Stem Cell Rev. 2011;7(3):532-543.

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