Donavon Hess, MD, PhD, MBA

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U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor

Best Doctors in America®, 2009-2010

2004, Henry Buchwald Award

2001, National Research Award, NIH F32 AI49686-01, 3 years

Book Chapters
Abu-Absi, SF, Hess, DJ, Groehler, KE, Remmel, RP, Sielaff, TD, and Hu, W-S. Monitoring Metabolic Activity and Differentiated Function in a Bioartificial Liver Device. In A. Atala and R. Lanza (Eds.), Methods of Tissue Engineering, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 951 – 964, 2001.

Journal Articles
Tzanakakis, E, Hess, D, Sielaff, T, Hu, W. Extracorporeal Tissue Engineered Liver Assist Devices, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 2: 607-632, 2000.

Hess, DJ, Henry-Stanley, MJ, Moore, EA, and Wells, CL. Integrin Expression, Enterocyte Maturation, and Bacterial Internalization,” Journal of Surgical Research 98: 116-122, 2001.

Wiesner, SM, Bendel, CM, Moore, EA, Hess, DJ, Erlandsen, SL, & Wells, CL. Adherence of Yeast and Filamentous Forms of Candida albicans to Cultured Enterocytes, Critical Care Medicine 30: 677- 683, 2002.

Kosari, K, Gomes, M, Hunter, D, Hess, DJ, Greeno, E, Sielaff, TD. Local, intrahepatic, and systemic recurrence patterns after radiofrequency ablation of hepatic malignancies. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 6(2): 255 – 263, 2002.

Hess, DJ, Henry-Stanley, MJ, Moore, EA, and Wells, CL. Effect of tumor necrosis factor–α, interferon-γ, and interleukin-4 on bacterial interactions with cultured enterocytes, Journal of Surgical Research 104: 88 – 94, 2002.

Hess, DJ, Humar, A, Sielaff, TD. Living related liver transplantation for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in a normal liver, Clinical Transplantation  16(3): 240–242, 2002.

Bendel, CM, Hess, DJ, Garni, RM, Henry-Stanley, MJ, Wells, CL.  Comparative virulence of Candida albicans yeast and filamentous forms in orally and intravenously inoculated mice.  Critical Care Medicine 31:  2003, In Press.

Henry-Stanley, MJ, Hess, DJ, Erickson, EA, Wells, CL., Role of heparan sulfate in interactions of Listeria monocytogenes with enterocytes. Medical Microbiology and Immunology  192: 107 – 115, 2003.

Wells CL, Hess DJ, Erlandsen SL. Impact of the indigenous flora in animal models of shock and sepsis.  Shock  22:562 – 568, 2004

Hess, DJ, Henry-Stanley, MJ, Erickson, EA, Garni, RM, Wells, CL.,  Intracellular survival of Staphylococcus aureus within cultured enterocytes.  Journal of Surgical Research  114:42 – 49, 2003.

Henry-Stanley, MJ, Hess, DJ, Erickson, EA, Garni, RM, Wells, CL., Effect of lipopolysaccharide on virulence of intestinal Candida albicans.  Journal of Surgical Research  113: 42 – 49, 2003.

Hess, DJ, Garni, RM, Henry-Stanley, MJ, Wells, CL, Escherichia coli modulates extraintestinal spread of Staphylococcus aureus.  Shock  24(4): 376 – 381, 2005.

Henry-Stanley, MJ, Hess, DJ, Erlandsen, SL, Wells, CL, Ability of the heparan sulfate proteoglycan syndecan-1 to participate in bacterial translocation across the intestinal epithelial barrier.  Shock  24(6): 571 – 576, 2005.

Hess DJ, Henry-Stanley MJ, Erlandsen SL, Wells CL. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans mediate Staphylococcus aureus interactions with intestinal epithelium.  Medical Microbiology and Immunology . In Press.

Lau ST, Lee YH, Hess DJ, Brisseau GF, Keleher GF, Caty MG.  Lawnmower Injuries in Children: A Ten Year Experience.  Pediatric Surgery International 33(3): 209 – 214, 2006.

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