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Rakesh Sindhi, MD

Dr. Rakesh Sindhi - Director, Pediatric Transplant Research
Job Title Director, Pediatric Transplant Research
Job Title Co-Director, Pediatric Transplantation
Job Title Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6110 Phone
412-692-6116 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1979 Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India


1993 Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA


1987 Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
1995 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE


  • American Society for Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society for Transplant Physicians
  • Pharm. & Therapeutics Committee, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • GCRC Advisory Board, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Freedom Committee, Tenure and Academic
  • UPMC Institutional Review Board, Alternate member
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Society of University Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow


  • Executive Committee member, Pediatric Transplant Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, Named one of 25 best doctors, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Co-Chair, Pediatric Transplant Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • Wyeth Clinical Science Achievement Award, American Society of Transplantation
  • Roche Organ Transplantation Foundation Award


  • Talukdar A, AshokKumar C, Farrar J, Wilson P, Janakiramanan A. Tregaskes M, Sindhi R. Lymphocyte subset reconstitution in pediatric liver recipients induced with steroid-free rabbit anti-human thymocyte globulin. Pediatric Transplantation (accepted for future edition) 2007.
  • Mazariegos GV, Sindhi R, Thomson, AW, Marcos A. Clinical tolerance following liver transplantation: Long term results and future prospects. Transpl Immunol. 17(2):114-19. 2007.
  • Khera N, Janosky J, Zeevi A, Mazariegos G, Marcos A, Sindhi R. Persistent donor-specific alloreactivity may portend delayed liver rejection during drug minimization in children. FBS. 12, 660-663, 2007.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Genetic Predisposition of Pediatric Transplant Outcomes
  • Predictors of Drug Selection and Minimization in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Pediatric Transplant Research Program
Last Update
October 3, 2012
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Last Update
October 3, 2012