|Hospital Title||Assistant in Surgery|
|Academic Title||Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School|
300 Longwood Avenue|
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Vakili is involved in a collaborative research effort with scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital to engineer liver organs. The long-term aim of this study is to develop liver organs suitable for transplantation. Achieving this goal will increase the availability of organs for transplantation and decrease mortality while waiting for an organ.
About Dr. Vakili
Dr. Vakili received his MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Lahey Clinic Medical Center and a fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation at Lahey Clinic Medical Center.
- Vakili K, Pomposelli JJ, Cheah YL, Akoad M, Lewis WD, Khettry U, Gordon FD, Khwaja K, Jenkins RL, Pomfret EA. Living-donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Increased recurrence but improved survival. Liver Transplantation, 15(12): 1861-6, 2009.
- Vakili K, Pomfret EA. Biliary anatomy and embryology. Surgical Clinics of North America, 88(6): 1159-1174, 2008.
- Moulton KS, Vakili K, Zurakowski D, Soliman M, Butterfiel C, Sylvin E, Lo KM, Gillies S, Javaherian K, Folkman J. Inhibition of plaque neovascularization reduces macrophage accumulation and progression of advanced atherosclerosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100(8):4736-41, 2003.