Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA

Expertise


Specialty Areas


  • Liver, kidney and pancreatic transplantation
  • Adult and pediatric organ transplantation
  • Laparocopic and Robotic Donor Nephrectomies

Common Procedures


  • Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Donor Nephrectomy

Common Diagnoses Treated


  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Diabetes
Education


Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery

Degrees


Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bayshore, NY, 2002


Residency


2002-2003 General Surgery Internship, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

2003-2007 General Surgery Residency, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

Fellowship


2007-2009 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Professional Memberships


American Society of Transplant Surgery

American Society of Transplantation

American College of Surgeons

Western Surgical Society

Research


Areas of Research Interest


Recieved NIH funding to study the role of Live Donor Champion

Funding from MidAmerica Transplant to study the utility of donor kidney biopsies

Clinical Trials


Principal Investigator in a Phase 2 trial with Astellas studying a drug to reduce recurrence of Primary FSGS in a kidney transplant.

Principal Investigator in a Phase 3 trial with Novartis studying a new compound as a primary immunosuppressive agent for de novo kidney transplants.

Innovations


Robotic donor nephrectomies

Robotic kidney transplantation

Financial Disclosures


Consultant for Veloxis, Sanofi, Unicyte

Publications


Locations


Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At


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

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Contact


To request an appointment with Dr. Wellen, please call (314) 362-7792.