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C. Wright  Pinson

C. Wright Pinson, M.D., M.B.A.

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
CEO of the Hospitals and Clinics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Liver and Hepatobiliary Surgeon

Education
  • M.D. - Vanderbilt University, 1980
  • M.B.A. - University of Colorado at Boulder, 1976
  • Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1988
  • Fellowship - Lahey Clinic, 1987
  • Residency - Oregon Health Sciences University, 1986
  • Fellowship - Oregon Health Sciences University, 1984
  • Internship - Oregon Health Sciences University, 1981
Research Description

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Publications
  • Janicki PK, Wise PE, Belous AE, Pinson CW. Interspecies differences in hepatic Ca2+?ATPase activity and the effect of cold preservation on porcine liver Ca2+?ATPase function. Liver Transplantation. 2001; 7((2)): 132-9.
  • Wise PE, Wiley DH, Feurer ID, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Pinson CW. Effect of dopamine infusion on hemodynamics after hepatic denervation. J Surg Res. 2001; ((1)): 23-9.
  • Chapman WC, Debelak, JP, Gregory C, Gobbell C, Blackwell T, Pinson CW, Washington MK, Christman J, Sztipanovitz D. Hepatic cryoablation, but not radiofrequency ablation, results in lung inflammation. Annals of Surgery. 2000; 231: 752-61.
  • Giullian JA, Marsh J, Chung OK, Drougas JG, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Blair TK, Barnard SE, Feurer ID, Pinson CW. Effect of dopamine infusion (3-30 ?g/kg/min) on hepatic hemodynamics. Journal of Surgical Research. 2000; 88: 52-7.
  • Herline AJ, Stefansic JD, Debelak J, Pinson CW, Galloway RL, Chapman WC. Technical advances toward interactive image-guided laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc. 2000; 14((7)): 675-9.
  • Pinson CW, Feurer ID, Payne JL, Wise PE, Shockley S, Speroff T. Health-related quality of life after different types of solid organ transplantation. Annals of Surgery. 2000; 232: 597-607.
  • Wise PE, Janicki PK, Belous AE, Pinson CW. Differential activity of the Ca2+-ATPases in porcine hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells. Surgical Forum. 2000; Volume LI: 330-2.
  • Blackwell TS, Debelak JP, Venkatakrishnan A, Schot DJ, Harley DH, Pinson CW, Williams P, Washington K, Christman JW, Chapman WC. Acute lung injury after hepatic cryoablation: Correlation with NF-?B activation and cytokine production. Surgery. 1999; 126((3)): 518-26.
  • Bradley AL, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Marsh JW, Geevarghese S, Blair KT, Pinson CW. Surgical experience with hepatic colorectal metastasis. The American Surgeon. 1999; 65((6)): 560-7.
  • Delbeke D, Rose MD, Chapman WC, Pinson CW, Wright JK, Beauchamp DR, Yu S, Leach SD. Optimal interpretation of FDG PET in the diagnosis, staging and management of pancreatic carcinoma. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1999; 40((11)): 1784-91.
  • Geevarghese S, Bradley AL, Atkinson J, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Van Buren DH, Sika M, Jabbour K, Williams PE, Blair KT, Pinson CW. Comparison of arcuate-legged stapled versus sutured hepatic artery, portal vein and bile duct anastomoses. American Surgeon. 1999; 65((4)): 311-6.
  • Geevarghese SK, Flakoll P, Bradley AL, Wright JK, Chapman WC, VanBuren DH,m Sika M, Taylor KA, Jabbour K, Williams PE, Hutchins CH, Phillips JL, Pinson CW. The effect of nutritional and hormonal supplementation on protein synthesis immmediately after liver transplantation. Journal of Surgical Research. 1999; 81((2)): 196-200.
  • Herline AJ, Pinson CW, Wright JK, Debalak J, Shyr Y, Harley D, Merrill W, Starkey T, Pierson R, Chapman WC. Acute pancreatitis following cardiac transplantation and other cardiac procedures: case-controlled analysis in 24,631 patients. The American Surgeon. 1999; 65((9)): 819-26.
  • Herline AJ, Stefansic JD, Debelak JP, Hartmann SL, Pinson CW, Galloway RL, Chapman WC. Image guided surgery: Preliminary feasibility studies of frameless sterotactic liver surgery. Archives of Surgery. 1999; 134: 644-50.
  • Lamps LW, Carson K, Bradley AL, Pinson CW, Johnson JE, Coogan AC, Hunter EB, Clavien PA, Washington MK. Pulmonary vascular morphologic changes in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation and Surgery. 1999; 5((1)): 57-64.
  • Bradley AL, Sika M, Becker YT, Taylor KT, Jabbour K, Williams PE, Phillips J, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Flakoll PJ, Pinson CW. Net hepatic glucose output is normal on post-operative day 1 following liver transplantation. American Surgeon. 1998; 64: 255-8.
  • Bradley AL, Sika M, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Blair KT, Jabbour K, Williams PE, Donovan KL, Van Buren DH, Flakoll PJ, Pinson CW. Hepatic uptake of amino acids immediately after liver transplantation is well preserved despite altered plasma profiles. Journal of Surgical Research. 1998; 74: 47-53.
  • Geevarghese SK, Bradley A, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Feurer I, Payne JL, Hunter EB, Pinson CW. Outcomes analysis in 100 liver transplantation patients. American Journal of Surgery. 1998; 175: 348-53.
  • Lamps LW, Pinson CS, Raiford DS, Scott MA, Washington MK. The significance of microabscesses in liver transplant biopsies: a clinicopathologic study. Hepatology. 1998; 28: 1532-7.
  • Marsh JW, Drougas JG, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Becker YT, Barnard SE, Donovan KL, Feurer I, Sika M, Blair KT, Hamilton KA, Pinson CW. The effect of low dose epinephrine infusion on hepatic hemodynamics. Transplantation Proceedings. 1998; 30: 2306-8.
  • Pinson CW, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Hunter EB, Awad J, Raiford DS, Payne J, Geevarghese S, Blair TK, Van Buren DH. Experience with Neoral versus Sandimmune in primary liver transplant recipients. Transplant International. 1998; 11: S278-S283.
  • Chapman WC, Wright JK, Awad JA, Hunter EB, Raiford DS, Blair TK, Pinson CW. Nashville experience with liver transplantation in Veteran's Administration patients. Journal of Surgical Research. 1997; 67: 79-83.
  • Donovan KL, Janicki PK, Striepe VI, Stoica C, Franks WT, Pinson CW. Decreased patient analgesic requirements after liver transplantation and associated neuropeptide levels. Transplantation. 1997; 63: 1423-9.
  • Sika M, Blair TK, Jabbour K, Williams PE, Donovan KL, Drougas JG, Becker YT, Bradley AL, Van Buren DH, Flakoll FJ, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Pinson CW. Mechanism of hyperinsulinemia and hyperglucagonenia after liver transplantation. Journal of Surgical Research. 1997; 70: 144-50.
  • Awad JA, Soteriou MC, Drougas JG, Stokes KA, Roberts LJ, Pinson CW. Plasma prostaglandin E1 concentrations and hemodynamics during intravenous infusions of prostaglandin E1 in humans and swine. Transplantation. 1996; 61: 1624-9.
  • Donovan KL, Janicki PK, Franks WT, Striepe VI, Pinson CW. Liver transplantation is associated with increased met-enkephalin levels in the pig. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 1996; 40: 1161-5.
  • Drougas JG, Barnard SE, Wright JK, Sika M, Lopez RR, Stokes KA, Williams PE, Pinson CW. A model for the extended studies of hepatic hemodynamics and metabolism in swine. Laboratory Animal Science. 1996; 46: 648-55.
  • Lopez RR, Van Buren DH, Wright JK, Drougas JG, Barnard SE, Stokes KA, Pinson CW. The immediate effect of intravenous cyclosporine on hepatic hemodynamics. Transplantation Proceedings. 1996; 28: 2241-3.