Stephen T. Bartlett, MD is the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chairman for the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief for the University of Maryland Medical System. He is responsible for the oversight and development of the surgical teams at each hospital within the medical system and leads one of the country’s most highly NIH-funded departments of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
He is the Past President and current Chairman of the Islet Transplant Association (IPITA). A transplant and vascular surgeon by training, Dr. Bartlett built the University of Maryland Medical Center’s kidney and pancreas transplant program into one of the largest and most successful programs in the United States. He led a 10-year basic science research effort, which resulted in the most extensive full face transplant completed in the world to date. The operation, formally called a vascularized composite allograft (VCA) occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bartlett continues to spearhead basic science research to improve the outcomes of patients with VCAs and continues to receive funding from the Department of Defense to support these efforts.
His leadership efforts have attracted top talent from the best of American medicine and laboratories around the globe, solidifying the University of Maryland as a destination for world-class surgical innovation and research.
Dr. Bartlett received his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed residency training in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Northwestern University.
Kidney Transplantation; Pancreatic Transplantation; Islet Cell Transplantation; Vascular Surgery
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