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Roberto Hernandez Alejandro, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5875

Fax: (585) 271-7929

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Organ Transplant, Surgery

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro was the former Director of Liver Transplantation at Western University, Canada and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology.
Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro completed an abdominal transplant and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery fellowship from 2006-2008 at Western University, Canada. Subsequently, he received further training in live donor liver transplantation at the Kyoto University in Japan.
Over the past 8 years, Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro's reputation for leadership and collaboration has helped to build one of the largest Transplant and Hepatobiliary Programs in Canada and is recognized in the broader surgical community nationally and internationally. He is a pioneer in liver resections for malignancy as well as Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD) Liver Transplantation.
His research endeavors are primarily focused on liver regeneration and donation after cardiac death.
Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro has developed several protocols, as the principal investigator, in liver metastasis designed to improve the outcome in DCD's. A pioneer in North America with the ALPPS procedure in the management of liver metastases, Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro is frequently invited by national and international academic centers to give guest lectures on the topic. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications in the area of HPB and liver transplant.

Credentials

Education

1995
MD | Universidad de La Salle
Surgery

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at London Health Sciences Center

08/01/2003 - 07/31/2005
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at Alberta Health Services

03/01/1997 - 02/28/2001
Residency in General Surgery at Mexican Institute of Social Security

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Awards

2016
Latin American Leadership Award
Sponsor: Government of Ontario
Location: London North Center

2016
Excellence in Academics
Sponsor: Department of Oncology, Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2015
President's Award for Innovation
Sponsor: London Health Science Center
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2013
Mentor for Rising Star Award
Sponsor: International Liver Transplantation Society
Location: Sydney, Austraila

2013
Best Clinical Abstract at CST 2013
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

2012
Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Quebec City, QC, Canada

2012
Resident Mentor Award
Sponsor: Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2010 - 2011
USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2010
Clerkship Teacher of the Year Award
Sponsor: Department of Surgery, Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2008
Distinguished Fellow for Outstanding Research in the Field of Transplantation
Sponsor: American Society of Transplantation
Location: SanDiego, CA, USA

2008
Rising Star Award
Sponsor: 2008 Joint International Congress
Location: Paris, France

2007
Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

2006
Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Canadian Society of Transplantation
Location: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/1/2021
Reese T, Makridis G, Raptis D, Malagó M, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Tun-Abraham M, Ardiles V, de Santibañes E, Fard-Aghaie M, Li J, Kuemmerli C, Petrowsky H, Linecker M, Clavien PA, Oldhafer KJ. "Repeated hepatectomy after ALPPS for recurrence of colorectal liver metastasis: the edge of limits?" HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.. 2021 Mar 1; Epub 2021 Mar 01.

2/22/2021
Cotter TG, Minhem M, Wang J, Peeraphatdit T, Ayoub F, Pillai A, Hernandez-Alejandro R, di Sabato D, Charlton M. "Living-Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States: Evolution of Frequency, Outcomes, Center Volumes and Factors Associated with Outcomes." Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.. 2021 Feb 22; Epub 2021 Feb 22.

2/1/2021
Wanis KN, Sarvet A, Ruffolo LI, Levstik MA, Tomiyama K, Al-Judaibi BM, Stensrud MJ, Hernandez-Alejandro R. "Estimating the effect of increasing utilization of living donor liver transplantation using observational data." Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation.. 2021 Feb 1; Epub 2021 Feb 01.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: The RAPID concept: Pushing the boundary in resectability in Liver Transplantation Oncology
Book Title: Liver Transplantation: Operative Techniques and Medical Management
Author List: Ruffolo, L; Bao Tram, N; Linehan, D; Tomiyama, K; Hernandez-Alejandro, R.
Edited By: Ernesto Pompeo Molmenti, Eduardo de Santibanes, Martin de Santibañes
Published By: McGraw Hill 2020

2019
Chapter Title: EL DOPPLER EN LA ECOGRAFÍA INTRAOPERATORIA
Book Title: FUNDAMENTOS TEÓRICOS EN ECOGRAFÍA HEPÁTICA INTRAOPERATORIA
Author List: Carlos García-Ochoa; Roberto Hernández-Alejandro
Published By: CE-IHPBA 2019

2019
Chapter Title: "Renal Impairment is associated with reduced outcome after Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy"
Book Title: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
Author List: Reese T, Fard-Aghaie MH, Makridis G, Kantas A, Wagner KC, Malagó M, Robles-Campos R, Hernandez-Alejandro R, de Santibañes E, Clavien PA, Petrowsky H, Linecker M, Oldhafer KJ
Published By: Springer 2019

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