21995-Ekser, Burcin
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Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

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UH 4601
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Indianapolis, IN

Bio

Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he completed his clinical fellowship in abdominal organ transplant surgery. Dr. Ekser is currently the Director of the Xenotransplantation Research Laboratory at IU School of Medicine. His lab is involved in xenotransplantation research, genetic engineering, and scaffold-free 3D bioprinting.

Dr. Ekser completed his residency in general surgery with magna cum laude at the University of Padua, Italy. He spent several years in xenotransplantation research under the supervision of Dr. Emanuele Cozzi (Italy), and of Dr. David K.C. Cooper at the Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of many societies including AST, ASTS, ESOT, ILTS, SITO, AASLD. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and has won several young investigator awards (ATC, ILTS, IXA, TTS).

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Director, Xenotransplantation Research Laboratory
  • Education
    2014 FEL Indiana University School of Medicine
    2014 PhD University of Catania
    2010 RES University of Padua
    2009 FEL University of Pittsburgh
    2004 FEL University of Padua
    2002 MD University of Padua
    2001 MD Istanbul University
  • Research

    As director of IU School of Medicine's Director of Transplant Research and Xenotransplantation Research Laboratory, Dr. Ekser's research interests include transplant immunology, liver pathobiology, xenotransplantation research, genetic engineering, and scaffold-free 3D bioprinting of organs and organ models.

    Research Publications can be seen at PubMed.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    American Medical Association (AMA)
    American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    American Society of Transplantation
    Association of Italian Surgeons in North America
    European Society for Organ Transplantation
    International Liver Transplantation Society
    International Xenotransplantation Association
    Italian Society for Organ Transplantation
    The Transplantation Society
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Ekser is a transplant surgeon at Indiana University Health specializing in liver and intestinal transplantation.

  • Awards
    Org: International Liver Transplantation Society
    Desc: Young Investigator Award
    Scope: International
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    Org: International Liver Transplantation Society
    Desc: Rising Star Award
    Scope: International
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    Org: American Transplant Congress (AST & ASTS)
    Desc: Young Investigator Award
    Scope: National
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    Org: American Transplant Congress (AST & ASTS)
    Desc: Poster of Distinction (x2)
    Scope: National
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    Org: Italian Transplant Society
    Desc: Best Scientific Manuscript
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