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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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.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Ames during 2021 and/or 2022. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Quark Biotech, Inc.
Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership
- Pfizer Inc.
- Quark Biotech, Inc.
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