Luke G. Wolfe , MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
P.O. Box 980519, Richmond, VA 23298-0519
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA; BA Mathmatics 1980
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; MS Biostatistics 1982
Graduate Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, VCU, Richmond, VA; 1981-1982
Research Assistant, Deptment of Surgery, VCU, Richmond, VA; 1982-1993
Instructor, Department of Surgery, VCU, Richmond, VA; 1993-1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, VCU, Richmond, VA; 1999-present
Recent publications and presentations:
Fisher RA, Wolfe L, Ham JM, Marcos A, Shiffman ML, Anderson ML, Luketic VA, Sanyal AJ, Posner MP. Two-year follow-up of a prospective randomized trial of mycophernolate mofetil (MM) with Neoral or Tacrolimus following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Transplantation. 69(8): S387, 2000.
Fisher RA, Ferreira-Gonzalez A, King A, Ham JM, Marcos A, Wolfe L, Shiffman ML, Posner MP. Clinical utiltiy of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) for treatment of cytomegalovirus disease (CMV) in solid organ transplat patients. Transplantation. 69(8): S393, 2000.
Stoner MC, Scherr AM, Lee, JA, Wolfe LG, Kellum JM. Nitric oxide is a neurotransmitter in the chloride secretory response to serotonin in rat colon. Surgery. 128(2): 240-245, 2000.
Hibbert JM, Sutherland GB Jr, Wright LL Jr, Wolfe LG, Wolfe KA, Ping Gao S, Gore DC, Abd-Elfattah AS. Measurement of hemoglobin synthesis rate in vivo using a stable isotope method. Anal Biochem 291(1): 118-23, 2001.
DeMaria EJ, Sugerman HJ, Meador JG, Doty JM, Kellum JM, Wolfe L, Szucs RA, Turner MA. High failure rate after laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesity. Annals of Surgery. 233(6): 809-818, June 2001.
Sugerman HJ, Sugerman EL, Wolfe L, Kellum JM, Schweitzer MA, DeMaria EJ. Risks and benefits of gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients with severe venous stasis disease. Annals of Surgery. 234(1): 41-46, July 2001.
Fisher RA, Maroney TP, Fulcher AS, Maluf DG, Clay JA, Wolfe LG, Dawson III S, Caotterell AH, Stravitz RT, Luketic VA, Shiffman ML, Sterling RK, Posner MP. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Strategy for optimizing surgical resection, transplantation and palliation. Clinical Transplantation. 16 Suppl 7: 52-8, 2002.
DeMaria EJ, Sugerman HJ, Kellum JM, Meador JG, Wolfe LG. Results of 281 Consecutive Total Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses to Treat Morbid Obesity. Annals of Surgery. 235(5): 640-647, May 2002.
DeMaria EJ, Schweitzer MA, Kellum JM, Meador J, Wolfe L, Sugerman HJ. Hand-assisted laparoscopic gastric bypass does not improve outcome and increases cost when compared to open gastric bypass for the surgical treatment of obesity. Surg. Endosc. 2002 Oct: 16(10): 1452-5. Epub 2002 June 14.
Kothari SN, DeMaria EJ, Sugerman HJ, Kellum JM, Meador J, Wolfe L. Lap-band failures: conversion to gastric bypass and their preliminary outcomes. Surgery. 131(6): 625-629, June 2002.
Fisher RA, Saggi BH, Ferreira-Gonzalez A, Wolfe L, Posner MP. Prospective validation of quantitative polymerase chain reaction for management of cytomegalovirus disease in solid-organ transplant patients. Transplantation. 74(4): 573-6. August 27, 2002.
Yeh T Jr, Wechsler AS, Graham L, Loesser KE, Sica DA, Wolfe L, Jakoi ER. Central sympathetic blackade ameliorates brain death-induced cardiotoxicity and associated changes in myocardial gene expression. J. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 124(6); 1087-98. December 2002.
Sugerman HJ, Sugerman EL, DeMaria EJ, Kellum JM, Kennedy C, Mowery Y, Wolfe LG. Bariatric surgery for severely obese adolescents. J. Gastrointestinal Surgery. 7(1): 102-8, January 2003.
Sugerman HJ, Wolfe LG, Sica DA, Clore JN. Diabetes and hypertension in severe obesity and effects of gastric bypass-induced weight loss. Ann Surg. 2003 June; 237(6): 751-8.
Fernandez AZ Jr, DeMaria EJ, Tichansky DS, Kellum JM, Wolfe LG, Meador J, Sugerman HJ. Experience with over 3,000 open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures: Multivariate analysis of factors related to leak and resultant mortality. Surg Endosc. 2003 Dec 29 (Epub).
Fernandez AZ Jr, DeMaria EJ, Tichansky DS, Kellum JM, Wolfe LG, Meador J, Sugerman HJ. Multivariate analysis of risk factors for death following gastric bypass for treatment of morbid obesity. Annals of Surgery. 239(5): 698-702, May 2004.
Sugerman HJ, DeMaria, EJ, Kellum JM, Sugerman EL, Meador JG, Wolfe LG. Effects of bariatric surgery in older patients. Annals of Surgery. 240(2): 243-247, August 2004.
Fisher RA, Stone JJ, Wolfe LG, Rodgers CM, Anderson ML, Sterling RK, Shiffman ML, Luketic VA, Contos MJ, Mills AS, Ferreira-Gonzalez A, Posner MP. Four-year follow-up of a prospective randomized trial of mycophenaolate mofetil with cyclosporine microemulsion or tacrolimus following liver transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 18(4): 463-72, August 2004.
King BN, Haque SM, Ellis ZM, Wolfe LG, Kellum JM. Effect of cyclooxygenase inhibition on serotonin-incuced chloride secretion from rat distal colon. Surgery. 136(2): 240-5, August 2004.
Bond DS, Evans RK, Wolfe LG, Meador JG, Sugerman HJ, Kellum JM, DeMaria EJ. Impact of self-reported physical activity participation on proportion of excess weight loss and BMI among gastric bypass surgery patients. Am Surg. 70(9): 811-814, September 2004.
Fisher RA, Maluf D, Cotterell AH, Stravitz T, Wolfe L, Luketic V, Sterling R, Shiffman M, Posner M. Non-resective ablation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: effectiveness measured by intention-to-treat and dropout from liver transplant waiting list. Clinical Transplantation. 18(5): 502-12, October 2004.
Fisher RA, Dawen B, Thompson M, Wolfe L, Ritter JK. Optimization of conditions for clinical human hepatocyte infusion. Cell Transplantation. 13: 677-689, 2004.
Evans RK, Bond DS, DeMaria EJ, Wolfe LG, Meador JG, Kellum JM. Initiation and progression of physical activity after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass surgery. Surgical Innovation. 11(4): 235-239, December 2004.
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