Joseph R Leventhal

  • 4389 Citations
1992 …2020

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Research Interests

I currently direct the kidney and pancreas transplant programs at Northwestern University. My clinical interests include Kidney / pancreas transplantation, Laparoscopic surgery, Living donor kidney transplant, Vascular access, and desensitization for kidney transplant recipients. My research interests include developing cell based therapies to achieve tolerance induction in solid organ transplant recipients.

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Training Experience

1996Residency, Univ. of Minnesota Hospital
1997Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

… → 1996

MD, SUNY Buffalo

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Diabetes
  • Immune Regulation
  • Immunology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Stem Cells
  • Transplantation

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Research Output

Cell therapy can enable minimization of immunosuppression

Mathew, J. M. & Leventhal, J. R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Reviews Nephrology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Outstanding questions in transplantation: Tolerance

Leventhal, J. R. & Mathew, J. M., Feb 1 2020, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 20, 2, p. 348-354 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 3 Scopus citations

    The Fourth International Workshop on Clinical Transplant Tolerance

    Issa, F., Strober, S., Leventhal, J. R., Kawai, T., Kaufman, D. B., Levitsky, J., Sykes, M., Mas, V., Wood, K. J., Bridges, N., Welniak, L. A., Chandran, S., Madsen, J. C., Nickerson, P., Demetris, A. J., Lakkis, F. G. & Thomson, A. W., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Transplantation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Author Correction: Varying levels of X chromosome coalescence in female somatic cells alters the balance of X-linked dosage compensation and is implicated in female-dominant systemic lupus erythematosus (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (8011), 10.1038/s41598-019-44229-9)

    Laskowski, A. I., Neems, D. S., Laster, K., Strojny-Okyere, C., Rice, E. L., Konieczna, I. M., Voss, J. H., Mathew, J. M., Leventhal, J. R., Ramsey-Goldman, R., Smith, E. D. & Kosak, S. T., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 16145.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Mechanistic analyses in kidney transplant recipients prospectively randomized to two steroid free regimen-Low dose Tacrolimus with Everolimus versus standard dose Tacrolimus with Mycophenolate Mofetil

    Traitanon, O., Mathew, J. M., Shetty, A., Bontha, S. V., Maluf, D. G., El Kassis, Y., Park, S. H., Han, J., Ansari, M. J., Leventhal, J. R., Mas, V. & Gallon, L., May 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 5, e0216300.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations