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Stephen T. Bartlett, MD

Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor in Surgery

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Surgery

Secondary Appointment(s):

Medicine

Additional Title:

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), University of Maryland Medical System

Location:

250 W. Pratt St., 24th floor

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8407

Fax:

(410) 328-0401

Education and Training

  • Johns Hopkins University (with Honors), BA, Chemistry, 1975
  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 1979
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery, 1985
  • Fellowship, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital, Vascular Surgery, 1986

Biosketch

Dr. Bartlett is an internationally known transplant surgeon, research scientist, and leader in academic medicine. As chair and professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he heads one of the country’s most highly NIH-funded departments. As Executive Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, he oversees the surgical teams at each of the 12 hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System.

Under Dr. Bartlett’s leadership, the University of Maryland has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive organ transplant programs in the world, with leadership positions in liver and kidney transplants. Dr. Bartlett has established successful new approaches to assessing and matching donor kidneys that have been proven to extend patient survival—and have translated into a widely utilized national policy for sharing expanded criteria donor kidneys. He also led a 10-year basic science research effort for people with massive craniofacial injury that in 2012 resulted in the most extensive full-face transplant in the world. Today, he continues to spearhead research on using vascularized bone marrow in transplant surgery, which allows the patient’s immune system to accept the transplant with fewer immunosuppression drugs

His pioneering work in complex kidney transplantation and vascular disease surgery has dramatically improved patient access to viable organs—and have resulted in numerous recognitions as a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore Magazine.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Kidney Transplantation, Pancreatic Transplantation, Composite Tissue Transplantation, Face Transplantation, Vascular Surgery

Highlighted Publications

Executive Summary of IPITA-TTS Opinion Leaders Report on the Future of [beta]-Cell Replacement. Markmann, James F.; Bartlett, Stephen T.; Johnson, Paul; More Transplantation, Post Author Corrections: April 14, 2016 Article Name Executive Summary of IPITA-TTS Opinion Markmann, James  MD, PhD Bartlett, Stephen Johnson, Paul MD, FRCS Korsgren, Olle

American Journal of Transplantation 2011; 11: 1407–1416 Vascularized Bone Marrow-Based Immunosuppression Inhibits Rejection of Vascularized Composite Allografts in Nonhuman Primates R. N. Bartha,∗, E. D. Rodriguezb, G. S. Mundingerb, A. J. Namb, J. S. Haa, H. Hui-Choub, L. S. Jonesa, A. Pandac, S. T. Shipleyc, C. B. Drachenbergd, D. Kukurugae and S. T. Bartlett

Awards and Affiliations

  • The Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor
  • National Kidney Foundation Sante Kidney Champion, 2013
  • University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award, 2014
  • Past President, International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
  • Member:
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    • American Surgical Association
    • Association for Academic Surgery
    • International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
    • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
    • MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
    • Monthly Medical Reunion
    • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
    • Society of University Surgeons
    • Southwestern Surgical Congress
    • Surgical Biology Club II
    • Transplantation Society
    • University of Maryland Surgical Society

Previous Positions

  • July 1986-June 1990 Assistant Professor of Surgery

University of California, Davis

  • July 1990-March 1991 Associate Professor of Surgery, with tenure

University of California, Davis

  • March 1991-June 1996 Associate Professor of Surgery, with tenure; Chief, Section of Transplantation, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • July 1996-Present Professor of Surgery, with tenure

Head, Division of Transplantation, University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • July 1996-Present Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • February 2003-October 2009 Barbara Baur Dunlap Professor of Surgery
  • January 2003-October 2003 Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System
  • October 2003-December 2004 Acting Chairman, Department of Surgery,University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • December 2004-Present Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine , Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Maryland Medical Center