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Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA, FACS

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation

Medical School

M.D., St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bayshore, N.Y., 2002

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, Department of General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2002-2003

Resident, Department of General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2003-2007

Fellow, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Washington University Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2009

Board Certifications

Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

2008, AST Fellow Travel Grant Recipient
2007, Recipient of Most Influential Chief Resident Award (selected by peers)
2006, Pfizer Resident Research Award
2004, Pfizer Resident Research Award

Clinical Interests

Kidney Transplantation
Liver Transplantation

Pancreatic Transplantation
Donor Nephrectomy - MIS, Laparoscopic, Robotic
Vascular Access Surgery

Research Interests

Researching the efficacy and effectiveness of legislation and policies that were created and intended to improve organ donation rates.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C , 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Bruce Kaplan, Yasir Qazi, Jason R. Wellen: Strategies for the Management of Adverse Events Associated with mTOR Inhibitors. Submitted for publication Transplant Reviews 2014.       

Fuad Shihab, Uwe Christians, Lonnie Smith, Jason R. Wellen, Bruce Kaplan: Focus on mTOR inhibitors and tacrolimus in renal transplantation: pharmacokinetics, exposure-response relationships and clinic outcomes. Submitted for publication to Transplant Immunology 2014.

Doyle M, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Lowell J, Shenoy S, Ridolfi G, Jendrisak M, Coleman J, Mahar M, Brockmeier D, Kappel D, Chapman C. A Novel Organ Donor Facility: A Decade of Experience with Liver Donors.  American Journal of Transplantation, February 2014.

Jin LX, Pitt SC, Doyle MB. Klein C, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Wellen JR: Effect of Donor Body Mass Index on the Outcome of Donation After Cardiac Death Kidneys: How big is too big? Accepted for publication Transplant Proceedings, 2014.

Angaswamy N, Klein C, Tiriveedhi V, Gaut J, Anwar S, Rossi A, Phelan D, Wellen JR, Shenoy S,Chapman WC, Mohanakumar T: Immune Responses to Collagen- IV and Fibronectin in Renal Transplant Recipients with Transplant Glomerulopathy. Am J Transplant. 2014 Jan 10 doi: 10.1111.

Pitt SC, Vachharajani N, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Anderson CD, Shenoy S, Wellen JR: Organ allocation in pediatric renal transplants: is there an optimal donor? Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov-Dec; 27 (6):938-44.


Angaswamy N, Tiriveedhi V, Sarma NJ, Subramanian V, Klein C, Wellen J, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Mohanakumar T: Interplay between immune responses to HLA and non-HLA Self-antigens in allograft rejection. Hum Immunol. 2013 Nov; 74 (11): 1478-85 July 2013.


Angaswamy N, Klein C, Wellen J, Shenoy S, Chapman W, Mohanakumar T: Development of Immune Responses to Donor HLA and Kidney Associated Self-Antigens, Fibronectin and Collagen IV (Autoimmunity) are Significantly Associated with Transplant Glomerulopathy Following Human Kidney Transplantation. The Transplantation Society July 2012.

Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Maynard E, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Wellen R, Lowell JA, Chapman WC: Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Long-term results suggest excellent outcomes. American College of Surgeons. July 2012; 215(1):19-28.


Subramanian V, Ramachandran S, Klein C, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, MohanakumarT: ABO-incompatible Organ Transplantation. International Journal of Immunogenetics. Feb 2012.

Venkataramani AS, Martin EG, Vijayan A, Wellen JR: The impact of tax policies on living organ donations in the United States. American Journal of Transplantation. August 2012:12(8):2133-2140.