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Charles Rickert, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Rickert, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Clinical Fellow (PGY-7)
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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Since 2014, I have been a general surgery resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, MA. In addition to working in all areas of general surgery, I have been particularly engaged in efforts to connect to the community and decrease the impact of prejudice and bias in the care for surgery patients.
In my residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, I have participated in numerous activities for the community and the institution, including teaching medical students and resident, and performing community outreach.
Contributions to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Guidance
Organized and led programming in implicit bias and publishing on the findings of our surgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital
Informal Teaching as a Resident in General Surgery, awarded the MGH Resident Teaching Award from the Harvard Medical School
Primary research focus is on transplant immunology and the development of sustainable xenotransplantation systems. These efforts include fundamental research into the role of various immune regulatory cells, include regulatory T cells and B cells, in the development of allograft tolerance and large animal studies to understand the impact of genetic modifications on the survival of kidney and liver porcine allografts. Beyond basic science research, I also do research on the equitably distribution of transplant allografts, specifically liver allocation, as well as disparities in healthcare and bias.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency - General Surgery
  • 2021
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Philosophy
  • 2000
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship, Transplant Surgery
  • 2023
  • Universite de Paris IV - La Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Philosophy
  • 2001
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • M.D./Ph.D
  • Medicine, Immunology
  • 2014
  • New York University, New York, NY
  • B.A.
  • Philosophy
  • 2003
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Internship - General Surgery
  • 2015
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Sherilyn Gordon Memorial Travel Grant
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 2019
  • Dean's Community Service Award
  • Harvard Medical School
  • 2019
  • Emerging Liver Scholar
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • 2018
  • Robert Linton Research Fellowship
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2017
  • Samson F. Wennerman Prize in Surgery
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
  • 2014
  • Class of 2003 Award
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
  • 2005
  • Kehar S. Chouke-George Gill Prize
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
  • 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors
  • New York University
  • 2003
  • Salomonowitz Memorial Prize
  • New York University, Department of Philosophy
  • 2003
    • Immunology
    • Xenotransplantation
    • Community outreach
    • Discrimination
    • Transplant surgery
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    1. Bababekov YJ, Hung YC, Chang DC, Rickert CG, Adler JT, Bethea E, Pomfret EA, Pomposelli JJ, Yeh H. Do Social Determinants Define "Too Sick" to Transplant in Patients With End-stage Liver Disease? Transplantation. 2020 Feb; 104(2):280-284. View in PubMed
    2. Rickert, C.G. Lei, J. Markmann, J.F.. Current Surgical Therapy, Cameron, J.L., Cameron, A.M. Islet Autotransplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis. 2020. View in PubMed
    3. Rickert CG, Perez NP, Westfal ML, Antonelli D, Moonsamy P, Albutt K, Rosenthal M, Lillemoe KD, Tabrizi MB. Understanding Our Own Biases as Surgeons: A Departmental Effort. Ann Surg. 2020 Jan; 271(1):39-40. View in PubMed
    4. Kimura S, Rickert CG, Kojima L, Aburawi M, Tanimine N, Fontan F, Deng K, Tector H, Mi Lee K, Yeh H, Markmann JF. Regulatory B cells require antigen recognition for effective allograft tolerance induction. Am J Transplant. 2020 Apr; 20(4):977-987. View in PubMed
    5. Rickert CG, Markmann JF. Current state of organ transplant tolerance. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Aug; 24(4):441-450. View in PubMed
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