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Geoffrey James Bond, MD

Dr. Geoffrey James Bond -Transplant Director, Pediatric Intestinal Care Center, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Job Title Transplant Director, Pediatric Intestinal Care Center, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Job Title Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6110 Phone
412-692-6117 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1988 The University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia


1991 Westmead Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
1990 Westmead Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia


2001 Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Transplant Society
  • International Pediatric Transplantation Association (IPTA)
  • Intestinal Transplant Association
  • Transplant Society Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) 
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) 
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
  • Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (USMLE Step I, II, III)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Certification in Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • New South Wales Medical Board, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
  • Medical Physician and Surgeon, Commonwealth of PA


  • Douglas Cohen Prize for Paediatric Surgery (Australia)
  • David Sugerman Prize No II for B.Sc. (Med) in Pathology (Australia)
  • Exchange Scholarship to Papua New Guinea (Australia)
  • B A Grace Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery and Transplantation (Australia)
  • Certificate of Achievement, Visiting Instructor in Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh/Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute


Research Interests

  • Ongoing clinical research into intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in adults and children further developing the field and making it more widely applicable throughout the USA and across the world. This has involved constant modifications in patient management, surgical techniques, and in particular immunosuppressive strategies, including comparing previous protocols, irradiation of the intestinal allograft, and the latest tolerogenic strategy.
  • One of two surgeons who performed the initial intestinal transplantation using a new tolerogenic immunosuppressive protocol in Pittsburgh. This tolerogenic protocol attempts to induce tolerance and graft acceptance with the aim of minimizing post transplantation immunosuppression requirements.
  • Contributing to a multicenter international study, assessing the efficacy and utility of a new gut hormone to stimulate growth in TPN dependent short bowel syndrome patients. This may help patients come off TPN and avoid transplantation. In addition, I will be contributing to a multicenter study of mechanisms of adaptation in short bowel syndrome.
  • As both a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon and with the experience achieved from the adult intestinal rehabilitation unit, I will become intimately involved in the expansion of a pediatric intestinal failure unit. This will benefit the pediatric intestinal failure population as a whole and offer seamless transitional care to the necessary modalities of treatment. 

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Intestinal Failure in Children: A Contemporary Retrospective Review by the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium
  • Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Normal Humane Subjects for Immune Assay Development
  • Vitamin B6 Status during Restoration of Nutritional Autonomy in Adults Post Intestinal Transplantation
  • Biomarkers in Transplant Recipients
  • Studies on Pediatric Liver Transplantation  (SPLIT) a Multi-Center, Prospective Study to Collect Scientific Data on Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Biologic Studies of Organ Failure and Transplant
  • Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacogenomics and Preliminary Safety and Efficacy of Alemtuzumab Induction and Tacrolimus Monotherapy in Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation
  • The Assessment of Voriconazole Pharmacokinetics in Small Bowel Transplant Recipients
  • An Evaluation of the Physiological and Pathological Factors that Affect the Oral Bioavailability of Tacrolimus in Small Bowel Transplant Patients
  • Low Dose Ex-vivo X-Irradiation of the Allograft and Simultaneous Bone Marrow Cell Infusion to Enhance Intestinal/Multivisceral Allograft Survival
Last Update
April 30, 2014
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Last Update
April 30, 2014