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Gregory Abrahamian, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-358-8900
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1992
Wilford Hall Medical Center-Usaf, 1997
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1999

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229

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  1. Paez AM, Kamath S, Casiraghi F, Davalli AM, Abrahamian G, Ricotti A, La Rosa S, Comuzzie A, Marando A, Finzi G, Dick E, De Fronzo R, Halff G, Folli F.Chronic exenatide infusion increases insulin sensitivity, decreases insulin secretion and stimulates Islet Cell Proliferation in partially Pancreatectomized Baboons 2012. (Diabetologia; vol. 55).
  2. Kamath S, Chavez AO, Casiraghi F, Cline G, Davalli A, Halff G, Abrahamian G, Bastarrachea R, Comuzzie A, Gastaldelli A., Federici M, Marzano V, Urbani A, De Fronzo RA, Folli, F.Critical role of triglycerides and long chain fatty acyl Coa accumulation in liver insulin resistance in the baboon. a new non-human primate model of NAFLD 2011. p. 499-499. (Journal of Hepatology; vol. 54).
  3. Casiraghi F, Chavez AO, Davalli A, Abrahamian GA, Gastaldelli A, Bastarrachea R,Kamath S, Petz R, Zou P,Higgins P,Chang Z, Comuzzie A, Halff G, RALPH DeFronzo RA, Folli F.Effect of Continuous Exenatide Infusion on Insulin Action and Secretion in Partially Pancreatectomized Baboons 2011 Jan. (Diabetes; vol. Supp, no. 1).
  4. Washburn WK, Speeg KV, Guerrero JA, Havranek R, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Cigarroa FG, Halff GA.MELD: Impact of Hepatocellular Carcinoma on the Adult Liver Transplant Waiting List 2003. p. 374A. (Hepatology; vol. 38).
  5. Pollack MS, Speeg KV, Nolan III CR, Washburn WK, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Halff GA.Successful Combined Liver/Kidney Transplantation in Highly Sensitized, Crossmatch Positive Patients. 2002 Oct. p. S74. (Human Immunology; vol. 63, no. 10).

Book Chapters

  1. Jay CL, Abrahamian GA, Edwards AR.Care of the Pancreas Transplant Recipient (in press) In: Irwin and Rippes Intensive Care Medicine, 8th Edition (in press). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health; 2015.
  2. Abrahamian GA.Care of the Pancreas Transplant Recipient In: Irwin RS, Rippe JM. Intensive Care Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott; 2012.
  3. Abrahamian GA.Diagnosis and Treatment of Variceal Hemorrhage due to Cirrhosis. In: Esterl RM Speeg KV Abrahamian GA. Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidenced Based Practice. UK: Informa Healthcare, UK, Ltd.; 2009. p. 406 - 414.
  4. Abrahamian GA, Esterl RM.Renal Transplantation. In: Essential Emergency Medicine for the Healthcare Practitioner. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007.
  5. Abrahamian GA, Cosimi, AB.Antithymocyte globulin and monoclonal antibodies. In: Morris,P.j.(ed):Kidney Transplantation, 5th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2001.

Journal Articles

  1. Jay C, Pugh J, Halff G, Abrahamian G, Cigarroa F, Washburn K.Graft quality matters: Survival after simultaneous liver-kidney transplant according to KDPI Clinical Transplantation 2017 Mar.
  2. Fiorentino TV, Owston M, Abrahamian G, La Rosa S, Marando A, Perego C, Di Cairano ES, Finzi G, Capella C, Sessa F, Casirahi F, Paez An, Adivi A, Davalli A, Fiorina P, Mendoza RG, Comuzzie AG, DeFronzo RA, Halff G, Dick EJ, Folli F.Chronic continuous exenatide infusion does not cause pancreatic inflammation and ductal hyperplasia in non-human primates (Baboons: Papio Hamadryas) Am J Pathology 2015 Jan;185:139-150.
  3. Tuder D, Pederson WC, Abrahamian GA, Ingari JV, Bagg MC, Person DW, Martyak GG.San Antonio military and civilian hand transplantation program: a case report. Transplant Proc 2011 Nov;43(9):3561-3562.
  4. Kamath S, Chavez AO, Gastaldelli A, Casiraghi F, Halff GA, Abrahamian GA, Davalli AM, Bastarrachea RA, Comuzzie AG, Guardado-Mendoza R, Jimenez-Ceja LM, Mattern V, Paez AM, Ricotti A, Tejero ME, Higgins PB, Rodriguez-Sanchez IP, Tripathy D, Defronzo RA, Dick EJ, Cline GW, Folli F.Coordinated defects in hepatic long chain Fatty Acid metabolism and triglyceride accumulation contribute to insulin resistance in non-human primates. PLoS One 2011 Nov;6(11):27617-27617.
  5. Casiraghi F, Chavez AO, Davalli AM, Abrahamian GA, Gastaldelli A, Bastarrachea RA, Kamath S, Petz R, Zuo P, Ricotti A, Higgins PB, Comuzzie A, Halff GA, DeFronzo RA, Folli F.Continuous exenatide infusion markedly improves insulin sensitivity and disposition index in partially pancreatectomised baboons Diabetologia 2011;54:S213-S214.
  6. Folli F, Casiraghi F, Davalli AM, Kamath S, Ricotti A, Chang Z, Gastaldelli A, Abrahamian GA, Halff GA, Defronzo RA, Chavez AO.Insulin sensitivity, beta cell function and subclinical inflammation in the baboon, a non human primate model of insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 2011;54(Suppl):S272-S273.
  7. Nadazdin O, Abrahamian G, Boskovic S, Smith RN, Schoenfeld DA, Madsen JC, Colvin RB, Sachs DH, Cosimi AB, Kawai T, Abrahamian GA.Stem Cell Mobilization and Collection for Induction of Mixed Chimerism and Renal Allograft Tolerance in Cynomolgus Monkeys. J Surg Res 2010 Mar.
  8. Cornejo A, Bohnenblust M, Harris C, Abrahamian GA.Intestinal perforation associated with rituximab therapy for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder after liver transplantation. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2009 Sep;64(4):857-860.
  9. Sharron JA, Esterl RM, Washburn WK, Abrahamian GA.Surgical Treatment of an Extrarenal Pseudoaneurysm After Kidney Transplantation. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009 Feb.
  10. Sogawa H, Boskovic S, Nadazdin O, Abrahamian G, Colvin ROBERT, Sachs DAVID, Cosimi A, Kawai T, Abrahamian GA.Limited Efficacy and Unacceptable Toxicity of Cyclophosphamide for the Induction of Mixed Chimerism and Renal Allograft Tolerance in Cynomolgus Monkeys. Transplantation 2008 Aug;86(4):615-619.
  11. Pollack MS, Speeg KV, Callander NS, Freytes CO, Espinoza AA, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Washburn WK, Halff GA.Severe, late-onset graft-versus-host disease in a liver transplant recipient documented by chimerism analysis. Hum Immunol 2005 Jan;66(1):28-31.
  12. Kawai, T., Sogawa, H., Boskovic, S., Abrahamian GA, Smith, R.N., Wee, S.L., Andrews, D., Nadazdin, O., Koyama, I., Sykes, M., Winn, H.J., Colvin, R.B., Sachs, D.H., Cosimi, A.B..CD154 blockade for induction of mixed chimerism and prolonged renal allograft survival in nonhuman primates. American Journal of Transplantation 2004 Sep;4(0):1391-1398.
  13. Jones WT, Ratner I, Abrahamian G, Washburn WK, Esterl R, Neigut D, Halff G.Use of a SILASTIC Silo for Closure of the Abdominal Wall in a Pediatric Patient Receiving a Cadaveric Split Liver. J Pediatric Surgery 2003 Oct;38(10):E20-22.
  14. Halff G, Speeg KV, Washburn K, Esterl R, Abrahamian G, Mejia A, Nichols L, Neigut D, Dodd G, Cigarroa F, Abrahamian GA.Liver transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center/University Hospital in San Antonio. Clin Transpl 2003 Jan:247-253.
  15. Bingener-Casey J, Esterl RM, Kenneth Washburn W, Cigarroa FG, Abrahamian GA, Halff GA.Tc-99m-labeled Red Blood Cell Scanning Localizes Anastomotic Hemorrhage Between the Distal Ileum and Duodenal Stump of an Enteric-drained Pancreas Transplant. Clin Nucl Med 2002 Mar;27(3):205-206.
  16. Kawai,T., Cosimi,A.B., Wee,S.L., Houser,S., Andrew,D., Sogawa,H., Phelan,J., Boskovic,S., Nadazdin,O., Abrahamian GA, Colvin,R.B., Sach,D.H., Madsen,J.C..Effect of mixed hematopoietic chimerism on cardiac allograft survival in cynomolgus monkeys. Transplantation 2002 Jan;73(11):1757-1764.
  17. Sogawa,H., Kawai,T., Wee,S.L., Boskovic,S., Nadazdin,O., Phelan,J., Abrahamian GA, Ko, D.S., Hong,H., Mauiyyedi,S., Colvin,R.B., Sachs,D.H.,Cosimi,A.B..Comparison of horse antithymocyte globulin with other T cell-depleting antibodies for induction of chimerism and renal allograft tolerance in non-human primates Transplant Proc 2001 Jan;33(1-2):116-117.
  18. Kawai,T., Abrahamian GA, Sogawa,H., Wee,S., Boskovic,S., Andrew,D., Nadazdin,O., Mauiyyedi,S., Weymouth,D., Ko,D., Colvin,R., Sach,D.H., Madsen,J.C..Costimulatory blockade for induction of mixed chimerism and renal allograft tolerance in nonhuman primates Transplant Proc 2001 Jan;31(1-2):221-222.
  19. Abrahamian GA, Cosimi AB, Farrell ML, Schoenfeld DA, Chung RT, Pascual M.Prevalence of hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinemia after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2000 Mar;6(2):185-190.
  20. Kawai,T., Wee,S.L., Bazin,H., Latinne,D., Phelan,J., Boskovic,S., Ko,D.S., Hong,H.Z., Mauiyyedi,S., Nadazdin,O., Abrahamian GA, Preffer,F., Colvin,R.B., Sachs,D.H., Cosimi,A.B..Association of natural killer cell depletion with induction of mixed chimerism and allograft tolerance in non-human primates. Transplantation 2000 Jan;70(2):368-374.
  21. Kawai, T., Poncelet, A., Sachs, D.H., Mauiyyedi, S., Boskovic, S., Wee, S.L., Ko, D.S., Bartholomew, A., Kimikawa, M., Hong, H.Z., Abrahamian GA, Colvin, R. B., Cosimi, A.B..Long-term outcome and alloantibody production in a non-myeloablative regimen for induction of renal allograft tolerance. Transplantation 1999;68:1767-1775.
  22. Abrahamian,G.A.,Polhamus,C.,Muskat,P.,Karulf,R..Diaphragm-like strictures of the ileum associated with NSAID use: a rare complication. South Medical Journal 1998;91:395-397.
  23. Shikora,S.A.,Abrahamian,G.A.,Gaines,C.E..Can a bariatric surgery program succeed without close patient proximity? The experience in a military center. Obesity Surgery 1994;4:238-243.
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