Fuad Afzal, MD

Medical School
Allama Iqbal Medical College
University of Punjab, Pakistan

Internship
Department of Medicine
McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA
University of Pittsburg affiliated program.

Residency
Department of Medicine
McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA
University of Pittsburg affiliated program.

Fellowship(s)
Nephrology/clinical hypertension
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Transplant Nephrology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Board Certification/Qualifications
Satisfied UNOS criteria, Transplant physician
Certified in Nephrology, 2000
Certified in Internal Medicine, 1998

Medical Licenses
Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana, Pennsylvania (inactive)

Membership in Professional Socities/Organizations
Member American Socity of Transplantation
Member American Socity of Nephrology

Awards, Honors
Recipient travel grant for ASTS joint meeting, 2000.

Lectures and Presentations

1. "Prostate cancer " Medicine conference at Mckeesport Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Mckeesport, PA. 3/1998

2. "Hepatitis C associated Glomerulonephritis", Nephrology conference at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 9/1998

3. "Acute rejection in renal transplant patients", Nephrology conference at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 3/1999

4. "Chronic allograft Nephropathy", Nephrology conference at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 8/1999

5. "Alports Syndrome" Nephrology conference at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 8/2000

6. "Pregnancy in Renal Transplant patients", Nephrology conference at Medical University of South carolina, Charleston, SC. 11/2001

Publications:
Journal articles:

1. Afzal F, Budisavljevic MN, Rajagopalan PR, Baliga PK. Viruses in posttransplant thrombotic microangiopathy. Transplantation 2001 Aug 27, 72 (4):750

2. Rogers J, Chavin KD, Baliga PK, Lin A, Emovon O, Afzal F, Baillie GM, Ashcraft EE, Rajagopalan PR. Effect of ethnicity on outcome of simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (Am. Journal of Transplantation 2003 Oct;3(10):1278-88)

3. O.E. Emovon A. Lin, D. N. Howell, Afzal F, M. Baillie, J.R, P.K. Baliga1, K. Chavin, V. Nickeliet, P.R. Rajagapalan, S. Self. Severe Adenovirus Infection after Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation: Successful Treatment with Intravenous Ribavirin and pooled human intravenous Immunoglobulin. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2003 Nov;18(11):2436-2438

4. Rogers J, Chavin KD, Baliga PK, Lin A, Emovon O, Afzal F, Ashcraft EE, Baillie GM Taber DJ, and Rajagopalan PR .Influence of mild obesity on outcome of simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2003 Dec;7(8):1096-101

5. Boughey JC, Emovon OE., Afzal F, Baliga P, Jeffery Rogers J, Lin A, Chavin K, Rajagopalan PR Living Donor Transplantation of a Pelvic Kidney. Clin Transplant. 2004 Jun;18(3):336-8.

6. Marques RG, Rogers J, Chavin KD, Baliga PK, Lin A, Emovon O, Afzal F, Baillie GM, Taber DJ, Ashcraft EE, Rajagopalan PR. Does treatment of cadaveric organ donors with desmopressin increase the likelihood of pancreas graft thrombosis ? Results of a preliminary study. Transplant Proc. 2004 May;36(4):1048-9.

7. Rogers J, Ashcraft EE, Baliga PK, Chavin KD, Lin A, Emovon O, Afzal F, Baillie GM, Taber DJ, Alvarez S, Pullatt RC, Rajagopalan PR. Long-term outcome of sirolimus rescue in kidney-pancreas transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2004 May;36(4):1058-60.

8. Rogers J, Ashcraft EE, Emovon O, Baillie GM, Taber DJ, Marques RG, Baliga PK, Chavin KD, Lin A, Afzal F, Rajagopalan PR. Long term outcome of Sirolimus rescue in kidney-pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2004 Aug 27;78(4):619-22.

9. Taber DJ, Ashcraft E, Baillie GM, Berkman S, Rogers J, Baliga PK, Rajagopalan PR, Lin A, Emovon O, Afzal F, Chavin KD. Valganciclovir prophylaxis in patients at high risk for the development of cytomegalovirus disease. Transpl Infect Dis. 2004 Sep;6(3):101-9.

Published Abstracts:

1. Afzal et al Effects of FK506 versus CsA on renal function, glucose, lipid profile and blood pressure after kidney transplant (A3563). J Am Soc Nephrol 11:2000.

2. Tracie J Sannicandro, Lynn A Uber, Afzal F, Evyonne M Thurman, P Baliga, Milos N Budisavljevic. Outcome and medication cost analysis of predominantly African-American kidney transplant patients switched from Cyclosporin to Tacrolimus. American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2002. Spring Practice and Research Forum.

3. Akinwale Olatosi, Osemwegie Emovon, Jeffrey Rogers, Kenneth Chavin, Mark Baillie, Afzal F, Prabhakar Baliga, P.R. Rajagopolan, Edwin Brown Non-pathogenic Diphteroids or Mycobaterium Tuberculosis infection?: Diagnostic pitfall in Rhodocuccus Equi infection: J. Am. Soc. Nephrology 13: PUB 531, 2002

4. Osemwegie Emovon, Jeffrey Rogers, Kenneth Chavin, Mark Baillie, Angello Lin, Fuad Afzal, Prabhakar Baliga, and P.R. Rajagopalan. Assessment of Dialysis Status on Outcome after Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation J. Am. Soc. Nephrology 13: PUB 453, 2002 (6)

5. G. Mark Baille, Elizabeth E. Ashcroft, David Taber, Stephanine S. Stone, Osemwegie Emovon, Jeffrey Rogers, Fuad Afzal, Angello Lin, P.R. Rajagopolan, Prabhakar Baliga, Kenneth Chavin. Vangancyclovir is Effective Prophylaxis for CMV High Risk Renal Transplant Recipients. J. Am. Soc. Nephrology 13: 377A, 2002

6. G. Mark Baille, Elizabeth E. Ashcroft Carmen C. Potito, Edward P. Buchaanan, David Rodwell, Osemwegie Emovon, Fuad Afzal, Jeffrey Rogers, Angello Lin, Edwin Brown, Prabhakar Baliga, P.R. Rajagopolan, Kenneth Chavin Incidence of CMV with Dual therapy prophylaxis in Renal Transplant Recipients J. Am. Soc. Nephrology 13: PUB 541, 2002

7. G. M. Baille, J. H. Birsner, D. J. Taber, J. Rogers, A. Lin,, O. Emovon, F. Afzal, Drotrecogin alfa (activated) (xgristm) in abdominal organ transplant recipients with severe sepsis Am J. Transplantation 2003 suppl 5 Abstract #1399

8. D. J. Taber, G. M. Baillie, E. Ashcraft, C. Berman, BS, J. Rogers, A. Lin, Fuad Afzal, O. Emovon, P. Baliga, P.R. Rajagopalan, and K. D. Chavin. Bioequivalence between cyclosporine microemulsion formulations may not translate into equivalent clinical outcomes. Am J. Transplantation 2003 suppl 5 Abstract #1211

9. J. Rogers, K. Chavin, P. Baliga, A. Lin, S. Alvarez, O. Emovon, F. Afzal G. M. Baille, D. Taber, E. Ashcroft, P.R. Rajagopolan. Does treatment of Cadaveric Organs Donors with Desmopressin Increase The Likelihood of Pancreas Graft Thrombosis? . Am J. Transplantation 2003 suppl 5 Abstract #404

10. J. Rogers, K. Chavin, P.Baliga, A. Lin, R. Pullatt, O. Emovon, F. Afzal, D. Taber, G. M. Baille, , E. E. Ashcroft, P.R. Rajagopolan. Long-Term Pancreas Graft Survival Exceeds Long-Term Kidney Graft Survival In Simultanoeus Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation: Differential Effect of Chronic Calcinurin Inhibitor Therapy. Am J. Transplantation 2003 suppl 5 Abstract #666

11. G. M Baillie, E. Ashcraft, D. Taber, F. Afzal, J. Rogers, A. Lin, O. Emovon, P. R Rajagopalan, P. Baliga, K. Chavin. Valganciclovir is safe and effective for CMV prophylaxis in kidney and pancreas transplant recipients who receive antilymphocyte antibody therapy. Poster Am. Soc. Of Neph. Annual meeting 2003. (SA-PO590).

12. E. Ashcraft, G. M Baillie, D. Taber, F. Afzal, O. Emovon, A. Lin, J. Rogers, P. R Rajagopalan, P. Baliga, K. Chavin. Cigarette smoking does not increase operative complications in laparoscopic donor nephrectomies. Poster Am. Soc. Of Neph. Annual meeting. (SA-PO607).