Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA

Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


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


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

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


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


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.


Robotic donor nephrectomies

Robotic kidney transplantation

Financial Disclosures

Consultant for Veloxis, Sanofi, Unicyte



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-362-4197

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To request an appointment with Dr. Wellen, please call 314-747-1393.