Seminar Series: Decision-Making, Perceptions and Experiences in Uterus Transplantation with Anji Wall, MD

Monday, Dec 14, 2020
1:00 pm
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Uterus transplantation is a novel surgical procedure that is the first medical treatment for absolute uterine factor infertility.  Baylor University Medical Center has performed the largest clinical trial of uterus transplantation worldwide, completing 20 uterus transplants and having achieved 11 live births.  This lecture focuses on how research subjects approached decision-making, how they responded to public perceptions of uterus transplantation and how they experienced uterus transplantation and donation, using these data to respond to theoretical ethical concerns regarding uterus transplantation.  

Anji Wall is an abdominal transplant surgeon and bioethicist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  She is the vice chair of research at the Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute and the chair of the Section of Surgical Professional Development. Her transplant research interests include transplant policy ethics, ethical and clinical questions in uterus transplantation, and perceptions of waitlisted patients regarding different types of donors.  Her general surgery research interests include ethics in global surgery, resident and faculty wellness and diversity.