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Steven Wisel, M.D., B.S.

Steven Wisel, M.D., B.S.

Resident (PGY-4)
General Surgery

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 2007
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, M.D., 2012
  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Bioengineering applications in transplantation
  • Embryonic stem cell-derived islet transplantation for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Induction of transplant tolerance to prevent allograft rejection in islet transplantation
  • Solid organ transplantation in HIV-positive patients

Steven Wisel, M.D. is a general surgery resident at UCSF and is currently spending two years as a research fellow in the Tang Lab at UCSF investigating embryonic stem cell-derived islet transplantation. Dr. Wisel has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. His current research focuses on bioengineering techniques to induce localized immune tolerance, improve embryonic stem cell-derived islet survival, and translate stem cell therapeutics to clinical applications.

  • Eli and Edythe Broad Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research Fellowship
  • ASTS Scientist Scholarship, American Society of Transplant Surgeons Resident Research Award
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  1. Faleo G, Russ HA, Wisel S, Parent AV, Nguyen V, Nair GG, Freise JE, Villanueva KE, Szot GL, Hebrok M, Tang Q. Mitigating Ischemic Injury of Stem Cell-Derived Insulin-Producing Cells after Transplant. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Sep 12; 9(3):807-819. View in PubMed
  2. Furukawa A, Wisel SA, Tang Q. Impact of Immune-Modulatory Drugs on Regulatory T Cell. Transplantation. 2016 Nov; 100(11):2288-2300. View in PubMed
  3. Wisel SA, Braun HJ, Stock PG. Current outcomes in islet versus solid organ pancreas transplant for ß-cell replacement in type 1 diabetes. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016 Aug; 21(4):399-404. View in PubMed
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  1. Faleo N, Russ H, Freise J, Albright A, Wisel S, Nguyen V, Le L, Desai T, Hebrok M, Tang Q. Preventing islet cell death during the peri-transplant period. Presentation and poster at the UCSF Diabetes Center Retreat. September 2015.
  2. Gardner J, Roll G, Wisel S, Harbell J, Kaufman D, Posselt A, Stock P. Pancreas after islet transplantation: A successful strategy to maintain insulin independence. Presentation at the American Transplant Congress. May 2015.
  3. Yegiyants S, Hayes D, Wisel S, Morris D, Dolezal R, Cohen MN, Antony AK. Comparison of Superomedial Pedicle Vertical Scar Reduction Mammaplasty and Traditional Wise Pattern Reduction over Two-Years: A Matched Cohort Study. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons - Annual Meeting. May 2011.

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