Rainer Gruessner : Internationally Renowned Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Rainer Gruessner is a nationally and internationally renowned transplant surgeon who is held in high esteem as an innovator and leader in the development of many groundbreaking new practices in his field. He was involved in the first split pancreas transplant in 1988; he performed the first laparoscopic pancreas transplant biopsy in 1995; the first laparoscopic living donor distal pancreatectomy and nephrectomy in 2000; and the first robot assisted total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant in 2012. He was also the first to do a preemptive living liver transplant for oxalosis in a baby in 1998.
Rainer Gruessner’s contributions to surgical sciences are practiced today and are documented in the scientific literature.He has authored or co-authored over 600 book chapters, abstracts and publications; he has edited two standard textbooks and a third one on “Technological Advances in Surgery” is in the making. He is a member of over 20 professional societies including the American Surgical Association and a Fellow of both the American as well as the International College of Surgeons. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the European Board of Transplantation.
Gruessner is known for his expertise, his professionalism and his love for medical science. He is enthusiastic about treating his patients and has the skills needed to manage and cure a multitude of advanced ailments and symptoms. During his tenure at the University Of Arizona School of Medicine he was responsible for the complete overhaul of the Department of Surgery. Rainer Gruessner brought in over 70 new faculty members, 10% of which were nationally-recognized division chiefs. He was the key figure to the department’s success and served as an inspiration to his students, residents, and colleagues.
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