Medical Director for Pediatric Liver Transplant at Children’s Of Alabama
Major Research Interests
Major research interests include liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, pediatric liver/kidney transplantation, living donor liver transplant, adult and pediatric hepatobiliary surgery, and transplant oncology.
Dr. Marcos Pozo Jatem attended Universidad de los Andes Medical School in Bogotá, Colombia where he received his M.D. at the top of his class in 2012. He completed his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2019. He subsequently moved to Chicago, where he completed an adult abdominal transplantation surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and completed the Bioethics Scholar programs at the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2021. His interest in treating pediatric patients led to additional training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he completed a pediatric transplant and advanced hepatobiliary surgery fellowship in 2022.
Honors and Awards
Fellow Teaching Award for the 2020-21 Academic Year, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL (2021)
The Anthony L. Imbembo Resident Teaching Award for the 2018-19 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2019)
The John L. Cameron Award for Technical Excellence in Surgery for the 2018-19 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2019)
Grand Rounds for the Department of Surgery 1/17/19 Speaker, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, (2019)
I‘Intern of the Year’ Award for 2014-15 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2014)
Hicks CW, Bae S, Pozo ME, DiBrito SR, Abularrage CJ, Segev DL, Garonzik-Wang J, Reifsnyder T. Practice patterns in arteriovenous fistula ligation among kidney transplant recipients in the United States Renal Data Systems. J Vasc Surg (2019);70(3):842-852. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.11.048.
Haugen CE, Holscher CM, Garonzik-Wang J, Pozo ME, Warsame F, McAdams-DeMarco M, Segev DL. National Trends in Liver Transplantation Among Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc (2018);66(12):2321-2326. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15583
Pozo ME, Fang SH. The Watch and Wait Approach for Rectal Cancer: A Review. World J Gastrointest Surg (2015); 7(11):306-12. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i11.306
Arias F, Herrera-Almario G, Pozo ME, Londono-Schimmer E, Otero JM, Cardona A, Cortes N, Mora M. Safety and quality outcomes in peritoneal surface malignancy patients: developing a national center for excellence in Colombia. Ann Surg Onc (2015); 22(5):1733-8. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014- 4064-0
Pozo ME, Leow JJ, Groen KS, Kamara TB, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. An overview of renal replacement therapy and health care personnel deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa. Transplant International 2012 (June); 25(6):652-657. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01468.x.
Leow JJ, Pozo ME, Groen KS, Kushner AL. Social media in low-resource settings: A role for Twitter and Facebook in global surgery? Surgery 2012 (Feb); 151(6):767-769 doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.12.024.
Pozo ME, Casey K, Kushner AL. Can Twitter campaigns increase awareness about health issues? Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 2011 (Feb); 96(2):44-45
Ramírez J, Pozo, ME. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Trends and controversies in Management. Rev Colomb Cir 2010 (Dec); 25(4):323-331
Universidad de los Andes Medical School, Bogotá, Colombia
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Pediatric Transplant and Advanced Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
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