Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Transplantation Immunology

Research Organizations


Liver Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Extensive Research Description

Surgical dilemma: liver resection or liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Intention-to-treat analysis in patients within and outwith Milan criteria. Facciuto ME, Rochon C, Pandey M, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Samaniego S, Wolf DC, Kim-Schluger L, Rozenblit G, Sheiner PA. HPB (Oxford). 2009 Aug;11(5):398-404.PMID: 19768144

Preservation of recipient middle hepatic vein for drainage of anterior sector veins in adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation. Facciuto ME, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Nagarajan S, Singh MK, Rocca JP, Sheiner PA. Transplant Proc. 2009 Jun;41(5):1687-90.

Recanalized umbilical vein conduit for meso-Rex bypass in extrahepatic portal vein obstruction. Facciuto ME, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Singh MK, Rocca JP, Rochon C, Chen W, Katta US, Sheiner PA. Surgery. 2009 Apr;145(4):406-10. Epub 2009 Feb 14.

Open abdomen management with human acellular dermal matrix in liver transplant recipients. Singh MK, Rocca JP, Rochon C, Facciuto ME, Sheiner PA, Rodriguez-Davalos MI. Transplant Proc. 2008 Dec;40(10):3541-4.

Benefits of liver transplantation surgical techniques in the management of extensive retroperitoneal tumors. Facciuto ME, Singh MK, Rocca JP, Rochon C, Rodriguez Davalos MI, Eshghi M, Schwalb DM, Choudhury M, Sheiner PA. World J Surg. 2008 Nov;32(11):2403-7.

Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria. Results of liver resection, salvage transplantation, and primary liver transplantation. Facciuto ME, Koneru B, Rocca JP, Wolf DC, Kim-Schluger L, Visintainer P, Klein KM, Chun H, Marvin M, Rozenblit G, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Sheiner PA. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 May;15(5):1383-91. Epub 2008 Mar 5.

Living-donor hepatectomy in right-sided round-ligament liver: importance of mapping the anatomy to the left medial segment. Rocca JP, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Burke-Davis M, Marvin MR, Sheiner PA, Facciuto ME. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2006;13(5):454-7.

End-to-end portocaval shunt for venous drainage of the native foregut in combined liver-intestinal transplantation. Gondolesi GE, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Soltys K, Florman S, Kaufman S, Fishbein T. Pediatr Transplant. 2006 Feb;10(1):98-100.

Hepatic resection for noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine metastases. Cordera F, Rea DJ, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Hoskin TL, Nagorney DM, Que FG. J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Dec;9(9):1361-70.

Recurrent hepatic sarcoidosis post-liver transplantation manifesting with severe hypercalcemia: a case report and review of the literature. Cengiz C, Rodriguez-Davalos M, deBoccardo G, Fiel MI, Rodriguez-Laiz G, Kovacevic M, Emre S, Schiano T. Liver Transpl. 2005 Dec;11(12):1611-4.

Common variable immunodeficiency presenting with a large abdominal mass. Wang J, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Levi G, Sauter B, Gondolesi GE, Cunningham-Rundles C. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005 Jun;115(6):1318-20.

Tacrolimus as a liver flush solution to ameliorate the effects of ischemia/reperfusion injury following liver transplantation. St Peter SD, Post DJ, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Douglas DD, Moss AA, Mulligan DC. Liver Transpl. 2003 Feb;9(2):144-9.

Amelioration of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury using indolepropionic acid. Lefler SR, St Peter SD, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Perumean JC, Spence NA, Moss AA, Mulligan DC. Transplant Proc. 2002 Dec;34(8):3065-6.

Comparative study of 2 variants of a modified esophageal transection in the Sugiura-Futagawa operation. Mercado MA, Orozco H, Vasquez M, Pantoja JP, Contreras A, Catzin-Kuhlmann A, Flores A, Rodriguez-Davalos M. Arch Surg. 1998 Oct;133(10):1046-9.

Surgery in elderly patients in Mexico. Portal hypertension surgery as an example. Orozco H, Mercado M, Rodriguez-Davalos M.Arch Surg.1997 Oct;132(10):1126-8.

Massive pulmonary and intracardiac embolism during liver transplantation. Martins PN, Kim-Schluger L, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Martins AB, Krachkova N, Facciuto M, Sheiner P. Exp Clin Transplant. 2010 Jun;8(2):184.

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Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, MD, FACS
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