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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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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

1996
MD | Universidad de La Salle (Mexico)
Surgery (General Surgery)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at University Hospital (Canada)

08/01/2003 - 07/31/2005
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary (Canada)

03/01/1997 - 02/28/2001
Residency in Surgery (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

7/27/2022
Abbassi F, Gero D, Muller X, Bueno A, Figiel W, Robin F, Laroche S, Picard B, Shankar S, Ivanics T, van Reeven M, van Leeuwen OB, Braun HJ, Monbaliu D, Breton A, Vachharajani N, Bonaccorsi Riani E, Nowak G, McMillan RR, Abu-Gazala S, Nair A, Bruballa R, Paterno F, Weppler Sears D, Pinna AD, Guarrera JV, de Santibañes E, de Santibañes M, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Olthoff K, Ghobrial RM, Ericzon BG, Ciccarelli O, Chapman WC, Mabrut JY, Pirenne J, Müllhaupt B, Ascher NL, Porte RJ, de Meijer VE, Polak WG, Sapisochin G, Attia M, Weiss E, Adam RA, Cherqui D, Boudjema K, Zienewicz K, Jassem W, Dutkowski P, Clavien PA. "Novel Benchmark Values for Redo Liver Transplantation. Does the Outcome Justify the Effort?" Annals of surgery.. 2022 Jul 27; Epub 2022 Jul 27.

7/27/2022
Birrer DL, Linecker M, López-López V, Brusadin R, Navarro-Barrios Á, Reese T, Arbabzadah S, Balci D, Malago M, Machado MA, Ardiles V, Soubrane O, Hernandez-Alejandro R, de Santibañes E, Oldhafer K, Popescu I, Humar B, Clavien PA, Robles-Campos R. "Sex Disparities in Outcomes following Major Liver Surgery - New Powers of Estrogen?" Annals of surgery.. 2022 Jul 27; Epub 2022 Jul 27.

7/2/2022
Ruffolo LI, Zambrano D, Dale BS, Nimmagadda SV, Hack M, Gaba H, Belt BA, Burchard PR, LanzDuret-Hernandez JM, Dokus MK, Aponte JP, Tomiyama K, Nair A, Pineda-Solis K, Hernandez-Alejandro R. "Inferior Survival Is Associated With Socioeconomic Deprivation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma." The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 Jul 2; 279:228-239. Epub 2022 Jul 02.

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
Book Title: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery – Practical Management of Dilemmas
Author List: Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
Published By: Beaux Books Publishing 2019

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

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