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Dianne LaPointe Rudow

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
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  • MS, Hunter College

  • Cert, Adelphi University School of Nursing

  • PhD, Columbia University School Of Nursing


    Dr. LaPointe Rudow  joined the Mount Sinai Team  in April 2010 after a  career at Columbia University Medial Center where she started the Liver Transplant Program in 1998.   She has been instrumental in growing their liver transplant program and developed their living donor advocacy team to evaluate and mange live liver donors.  She joined RMTI to develop and director The Center for Living Donation where she will expands her vision to encompass  comprehensive  care for liver and kidney donors, making it the first of its kind to provide innovative expertise in the medical, surgical, and psychological health  before and after live donation.
    Dr. LaPointe Rudow has published and presented on live donor advocacy both nationally and internationally.  Additionally she has served on many boards and committees on transplantation.  


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    Outstanding Attending Nurse Award
    Columbia University School fo Nursing


Live Donor Follow-up

live donor follow up is typically poor. It is critical to identify barriers to follow up and intervene to improve long term follow up of living liver and kidney donors.

Live Donor Advocay

Defining the role of the donor advocat.

Live donor evlaution

Identifying risks to live donation and how to best evaluate and educate donor.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. LaPointe Rudow did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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