Faculty DirectoryJason A. Wertheim
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation Division)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
ContactNMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 1900
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago, IL 60611
Email Jason A. Wertheim
Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
Comprehensive Transplant Center
BS: Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering (1996)
MD: University of Pennsylvania (2004)
PhD: University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering (2002)
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, Transplantation (2011)
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery (2009)
Dr. Jason Wertheim is a transplant surgeon and biomedical engineer whose research focuses on discovering new methods to develop liver and kidney tissue in the laboratory to alleviate the problem of organ shortage. His research involves a multidisciplinary, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approach to develop organ scaffolds using pluripotent stem/progenitor cells that support the growth of new tissues that will eventually become whole organs.
Mechanocompatible Polymer-Extracellular-Matrix Composites for Vascular Tissue Engineering.
Jiang B, Suen R, Wang JJ, Zhang ZJ, Wertheim JA, Ameer GA.
Adv Healthc Mater. 2016 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201501003. [Epub ahead of print]
Challenging Regeneration to Transform Medicine.
Tsukamoto A, Abbot SE, Kadyk LC, DeWitt ND, Schaffer DV, Wertheim JA, Whittlesey KJ, Werner MJ.
Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Jan;5(1):1-7. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2015-0180. Epub 2015 Nov 25. Review.
SIRT1 Overexpression Maintains Cell Phenotype and Function of Endothelial Cells Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
Jiang B, Jen M, Perrin L, Wertheim JA, Ameer GA.
Stem Cells Dev. 2015 Dec 1;24(23):2740-5. doi: 10.1089/scd.2015.0191. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
Epithelial Cell Repopulation and Preparation of Rodent Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds for Renal Tissue Development.
Uzarski JS, Su J, Xie Y, Zhang ZJ, Ward HH, Wandinger-Ness A, Miller WM, Wertheim JA.
J Vis Exp. 2015 Aug 10;(102):e53271. doi: 10.3791/53271.
Selected Books and Book Chapters
Wertheim J, Benedetto W. ICU Care Following Liver, Kidney, and Lung Transplantation. In: Bigatello LM, editor. 2010. The Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Wertheim JA. Alcoholic Liver Disease. In: Gordon S, Holt C, Kaufman S, editors. 2009. The Dumont-UCLA Transplant Guide 3rd Edition. Los Angeles: Regents of the University of California