Dr. Ames' areas of expertise include kidney and pancreas transplantation, dialysis access surgery (especially reoperative surgery for those with previous access failures), and parathyroid surgery. His areas of clinical interest include outcome analysis of living donor nephrectomy surgery, factors affecting delayed graft function in kidney, and the economics of transplantation.
Dr. Ames earned his M.D. from The University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed an internship in Surgery and residencies in Surgery and Research at the University of Utah. He did a fellowship in Transplantation at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a fellowship in Liver Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Ames has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha since 1982 and was awarded the Outstanding Physician Award by the Nevada Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation in 1991. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery.
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MD, University of Southern California
University of Utah Hospital
University of Iowa Hospital
Dr. Ames' research interests include the study of the accuracy of living donor evaluation by Magnetic Resonance Arteriography and the effects of multiple donor kidney arteries on patient outcomes; and predicting the outcomes of cadaveric renal transplantation using kidneys from extended criteria donors.
Wright, Jr. FH, Smith JL, Ames SA, Schanbacher B, Corry RJ. Function of pancreas allografts more than one year following transplantation. Arch Surg. 1989; 124: 796-799.
Ames SA, Corry RJ. Diagnosis of pancreas transplant rejection: Use of noninvasive tests to assess initial dysfunction in combined pancreas/kidney transplants. Transplant Proc. 1989; 21: 3639-3642.
Merrell SW, Ames SA, Nelson EW, Renlund DG, Karwande SV, Burton NA, Sullivan JJ, Jones KW, Gay, Jr. WA. Major abdominal complications following cardiac transplantation. Arch Surg. 1989; 124: 889-894.
Wright, Jr. FH, Smith JL, Ames SA, Bowers VD, Corry RJ. Pancreatic allograft thrombosis: Donor and retrieval factors and early postperfusion graft rejection. Transplant Proc. 1990; 22: 439-441.
Ames SA, Kisthard JA, Smith DJ, Piper JB, Corry RJ. Successful combined hepatic and pancreatic allograft retrieval in donors having a replaced right hepatic artery. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 1991; 173: 216-222.
Bowers VD, Locker S, Ames SA, Jennings W, Corry RJ. Hemodynamic effects of cremaphor-el. Transplantation 1991; 51: 847-850.
Jiang M, Gandikota N, Ames SA, Heiba S. Identification of urologic complications after kidney transplant. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2011 Jul; 58(1).
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