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George S. Lipkowitz, MD, Chief

 
Surgery Department   Image  
Transplant Surgery Division
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, Transplant Service
Address
Department of Surgery
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.4170
George.Lipkowitz@baystatehealth.org
 
Education
  • Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
    State University of New York, Downstate/Kings County Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Surgery Residency
    State University of New York, Downstate/Kings County Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
  • State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine
    Brooklyn, NY
 
Honors and Awards
  • Golden Apple Award for Resident Teaching, Dept. of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center—1990
  • Excellence in Teaching, Surgery Clerkship, Tufts University School of Medicine—1998
  • Best Doctors in America—2006
 
Professional Service
  • Medical Director, LifeChoice Donor Services
 
Publications

SELECTED

  • Delmonico F, Morrissey P, Lipkowitz G, Harmon W, Himmelfarb J, Stoff J, Pavlakis M, Mah H, Goguen J, Luskin incompatible recipients.  American Transplant Congress, R, Milford E, Rohrer R:  Donor kidney exchange for Washington, DC, May 2003

  • Madden RL, Lipkowitz GS, Browne BJ, Kurbanov A.  Experience with cryopreserved cadaveric vein allografts used for hemodialysis access.  (Presented at 36th Annual meeting & Scientific Exposition of the American Society of Nephrology, San Diego, CA, November 2003)
  • Browne BJ, Madden RL, Kurbanov A, Lipkowitz GS.  Pitfalls of cyclosporine C2 monitoring in de novo renal transplant patients.  (Presented at American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, May, 2004)

  • Whiting JF, Delmonico F, Morrissey P, Basadonna G, Johnson S, Lewis WD, Rohrer R, O’Connor K, Bradley J, Lovewell TD, Lipkowitz GS.  Clinical results of a region-wide program to increase utilization of donors after cardiac death (DCD).  (Presented at American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA,  May 2004)

  • Madden RL, Lipkowitz GS, Browne BJ, Kurbanov A, Braden G.  Trialus Interuptus:  A prospective, randomized comparison of cryopreserved vein allografts and prosthetic grafts for hemodialysis access.  (Presented at American Society of Nephrology, St. Louis, MO, November, 2004)

  • Leichtman AB, Lake C, Kim C, Delmonico FL, Stoff JS, Lipkowitz GS, Pietroski RE, O’Connor KJ, Port FK:  Expedited placement of expanded criteria donor kidneys for transplantation under a new national policy. (Presented at American Society of Nephrology  37TH Annual Mtg & Scientific Exposition, October 31, 2004)

  • Lipkowitz, GS, Leichtman AB, Christensen LL, Kim C, O’Connor K, Pietroski RE, Stoff J, Luskin R, Schaubel DE, Delmonico FL.  Procurement, utilization and initial outcome in a prospective ECD study.  (Presented at American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA  2005)

  • Leichtman AB, Christensen LL, O’Connor K, Pietroski RE, Chen JQ, Schaubel DE, Merion RM, Port FK, Lipkowitz GS, Stoff J, Luskin R, Delmonico FL.  Factors predictive of discard of expanded criteria donor kidneys are poorly predictive of outcomes.  (Presented at World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, 2006)

  • Leichtman AB, Rennke HG, Killen PD, Christensen LL, O’Connor K, Pietroski RE, Chen JQ, Schaubel DE, Merion RM, Port FK, Lipkowitz GS, Stoff J, Luskin R, Delmonico FL.  Pre-placement fresh frozen kidney biopsies are poor predictors of percent glomerular obsolescence.  (Presented at World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA  2006)

  • Hull, D, Lipkowitz G, Krisiunas L, Durkin D, Savaria D.  Selective kidney donor biopsy and pumping strategies – OPO and transplant center effects.  (Presented at American Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA, May 2007)

 
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