David Gjertson PhD

David Gjertson

Contact Information
David Gjertson, PhD
UCLA Path & Lab Med
Box 951652, 15-20 Rehab
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-0255
Phone: 310-825-7651
[email protected]

 

Academic Title
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Bio
Research Interest: Since joining the faculties of each of the Departments of Biostatistics and Surgery in 1990, my research has focused on statistical issues related to two main topics - organ transplantation and DNA identification. In the transplantation arena, I have assisted in the investigation of novel organ allocation schemes which promise equitable allocation of scarce compatible kidneys even for small pools and for minority patients. My research has also centered on elucidating (via standard and Bayesian methodologies) the factors most strongly influencing long-term graft survival and predicting chronic organ failure. With regard to DNA identification, I have been able to follow-up my thesis research (concerning proper statistical interpretation of evidence) through collaboration with Long Beach Genetics, Inc., a genetic testing laboratory. Generally, my work involves deriving likelihoods of pedigrees based on DNA profiles with special problematic circumstances like mutation, population substructure or relatives as possible suspects.

Publications
Troppmann C, Gjertson DW, Cecka JM, McVicar JP, Perez RV Impact of portal venous pancreas graft drainage on kidney graft outcome in simultaneous pancreas-kidney recipients reported to UNOS. Am J Transplant 2004; 4: 544. 

Wenk RE, Gjertson DW, Chiafari FA, Houtz T. The specific power of parentage exclusion in a child's blood relatives. Transfusion 2004; 45: 440-444. 

Gjertson DW, Dabrowska DM, Cui X, Cecka JM Four causes of cadaveric kidney transplant failure: A competing risk analysis. Am J Transplant 2002; 2: 84-93. 

Gjertson DW Impact of delayed graft function and acute rejection on graft survival. Transplant Proc 2002; 34: 2432. 

Gjertson DW, Cecka JM Mortality's role in kidney transplant failures. Transplant Proc 2001; 33: 1212. 

Ziegler Mary E, Chen Tingchao, Leblanc James F, Wei Xuelian, Gjertson David W, Li Ker-Chau, Khalighi Mazdak A, Lassman Charles R, Veale Jeffrey L, Gritsch H Albin, Reed Elaine F Apolipoprotein A1 and C-Terminal Fragment of α-1 Antichymotrypsin Are Candidate Plasma Biomarkers Associated With Acute Renal Allograft Rejection.. Transplantation. 2011; 92(4): 388-395. 

Kim Suejung G, Veena Mysore S, Basak Saroj K, Han Eugene, Tajima Tracey, Gjertson David W, Starr Joshua, Eidelman Ofer, Pollard Harvey B, Srivastava Meera, Srivatsan Eri S, Wang Marilene B Curcumin Treatment Suppresses IKK{beta} Kinase Activity of Salivary Cells of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Pilot Study.. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2011; 92(4): . 

Hsiau Margaret, Fernandez Hilda E, Gjertson David, Ettenger Robert B, Tsai Eileen W Monitoring Nonadherence and Acute Rejection With Variation in Blood Immunosuppressant Levels in Pediatric Renal Transplantation.. Transplantation. 2011; 92(4): . 

Zhang Qiuheng, Cecka J Michael, Gjertson David W, Ge Ping, Rose Marlene L, Patel Jignesh K, Ardehali Abbas, Kobashigawa Jon A, Fishbein Michael C, Reed Elaine F HLA and MICA: targets of antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation.. Transplantation. 2011; 91(10): 1153-8. 

Yang Otto O, Lewis Martha J, Reed Elaine F, Gjertson David W, Kalilani-Phiri Linda, Mkandawire James, Helleringer Stéphane, Kohler Hans-Peter Human leukocyte antigen class I haplotypes of human immunodeficiency virus-1-infected persons on Likoma Island, Malawi.. Human immunology. 2011; 92(4): . 

Tsai Eileen W, Wallace William D, Gjertson David W, Reed Elaine F, Ettenger Robert B Significance of intragraft CD138+ lymphocytes and p-S6RP in pediatric kidney transplant biopsies.. Transplantation. 2010; 90(8): 875-81. 

de la Cerda Francisco, Jimenez Walter A, Gjertson David W, Venick Robert, Tsai Eileen, Ettenger Robert Renal graft outcome after combined liver and kidney transplantation in children: UCLA and UNOS experience.. Pediatric transplantation. 2010; 14(4): 459-64. 

Brown Matthew S, Kim Hyun J, Abtin Fereidoun, Da Costa Irene, Pais Richard, Ahmad Shama, Angel Erin, Ni Chiayi, Kleerup Eric C, Gjertson David W, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Goldin Jonathan G Reproducibility of lung and lobar volume measurements using computed tomography.. Academic radiology. 2010; 17(3): 316-22. 

Bonagura Vincent R, Du Zeying, Ashouri Elham, Luo Lihui, Hatam Lynda J, DeVoti James A, Rosenthal David W, Steinberg Bettie M, Abramson Allan L, Gjertson David W, Reed Elaine F, Rajalingam Raja Activating killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors 3DS1 and 2DS1 protect against developing the severe form of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.. Human immunology. 2010; 71(2): 212-9. 

Yang Hui-Min, Lai Chi K, Gjertson David W, Baruch-Oren Tamar, Ra Seong H, Watts William, Wallace William D, Shintaku Peter, Kobashigawa Jon A, Fishbein Michael C Has the 2004 revision of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation grading system improved the reproducibility of the diagnosis and grading of cardiac transplant rejection?. Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology. 2010; 18(4): 198-204. 

Pope Whitney B, Kim Hyun J, Huo Jing, Alger Jeffry, Brown Matthew S, Gjertson David, Sai Victor, Young Jonathan R, Tekchandani Leena, Cloughesy Timothy, Mischel Paul S, Lai Albert, Nghiemphu Phioanh, Rahmanuddin Syed, Goldin Jonathan Recurrent glioblastoma multiforme: ADC histogram analysis predicts response to bevacizumab treatment.. Radiology. 2009; 252(1): 182-9. 

Bhakta Nihar, Marik Jennifer, Malekzadeh Mohammad, Gjertson David, Ettenger Robert Can pediatric steroid-free renal transplantation improve growth and metabolic complications?. Pediatric transplantation. 2008; 12(8): 854-61. 

Gjertson David W, Clark Bill D For an always promising transplant prediction, call ANN.. Transplantation. 2008; 86(10): 1349-50. 

Gill Jagbir, Madhira Bhaskara R, Gjertson David, Lipshutz Gerald, Cecka J Michael, Pham Phuong-Thu, Wilkinson Alan, Bunnapradist Suphamai, Danovitch Gabriel M Transplant tourism in the United States: a single-center experience.. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2008; 3(6): 1820-8. 

Gill Jagbir, Bunnapradist Suphamai, Danovitch Gabriel M, Gjertson David, Gill John S, Cecka Michael Outcomes of kidney transplantation from older living donors to older recipients.. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2008; 52(3): 541-52. 

Kim Hyun J, Li Gang, Gjertson David, Elashoff Robert, Shah Sumit K, Ochs Robert, Vasunilashorn Fah, Abtin Fereidoun, Brown Matthew S, Goldin Jonathan G Classification of parenchymal abnormality in scleroderma lung using a novel approach to denoise images collected via a multicenter study.. Academic radiology. 2008; 15(8): 1004-16. 

Jindra Peter T, Hsueh Aileen, Hong Longshen, Gjertson David, Shen Xiu-Da, Gao Feng, Dang Julie, Mischel Paul S, Baldwin William M, Fishbein Michael C, Kupiec-Weglinski Jerzy W, Reed Elaine F Anti-MHC class I antibody activation of proliferation and survival signaling in murine cardiac allografts.. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 2008; 180(4): 2214-24. 

Mahidhara Raja, Bastani Sam, Ross David J, Saggar Rajan, Lynch Joseph, Schnickel Gabriel T, Gjertson David, Beygui Ramin, Ardehali Abbas Lung transplantation in older patients?. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2008; 135(2): 412-20. 

Wong Maida, Ziring David, Korin Yael, Desai Sheetal, Kim Sungjin, Lin Jan, Gjertson David, Braun Jonathan, Reed Elaine, Singh Ram Raj TNFalpha blockade in human diseases: mechanisms and future directions.. Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.). 2008; 126(2): 121-36. 

Lin Jan, Ziring David, Desai Sheetal, Kim Sungjin, Wong Maida, Korin Yael, Braun Jonathan, Reed Elaine, Gjertson David, Singh Ram Raj TNFalpha blockade in human diseases: an overview of efficacy and safety.. Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.). 2008; 126(1): 13-30. 

Gjertson David W, Brenner Charles H, Baur Max P, Carracedo Angel, Guidet Francois, Luque Juan A, Lessig Rüdiger, Mayr Wolfgang R, Pascali Vince L, Prinz Mechthild, Schneider Peter M, Morling Niels ISFG: Recommendations on biostatistics in paternity testing.. Forensic science international. Genetics. 2007; 1(3-4): 223-31. 

Chow Robert, Nademanee Auayporn, Rosenthal Joseph, Karanes Chatchada, Jaing Tang-Her, Graham Michael L, Tsukahara Elsa, Wang Brian, Gjertson David, Tan Patrick, Forman Stephen, Petz Lawrence D Analysis of hematopoietic cell transplants using plasma-depleted cord blood products that are not red blood cell reduced.. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2007; 13(11): 1346-57. 

Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Kilpatrick Ryan D, McAllister Charles J, Miller Loren G, Daar Eric S, Gjertson David W, Kopple Joel D, Greenland Sander Hepatitis C virus and death risk in hemodialysis patients.. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2007; 18(5): 1584-93. 

Veale Jeffrey L, Yew Jay, Gjertson David W, Smith Craig V, Singer Jennifer S, Rosenthal J Thomas, Gritsch H Albin Long-term comparative outcomes between 2 common ureteroneocystostomy techniques for renal transplantation.. The Journal of urology. 2007; 177(2): 632-6. 

Du Zeying, Gjertson David W, Reed Elaine F, Rajalingam Raja Receptor-ligand analyses define minimal killer cell Ig-like receptor (KIR) in humans.. Immunogenetics. 2007; 59(1): 1-15. 

Tsai Eileen W, Rianthavorn Pornpimol, Gjertson David W, Wallace William D, Reed Elaine F, Ettenger Robert B CD20+ lymphocytes in renal allografts are associated with poor graft survival in pediatric patients.. Transplantation. 2006; 82(12): 1769-73. 

Zeidler Michelle R, Goldin Jonathan G, Kleerup Eric C, Kim Hyun J, Truong Dao A, Gjertson David W, Kennedy Nola J, Newman Kenneth B, Tashkin Donald P, Silverman Jeffrey M, Corren Jonathan Small airways response to naturalistic cat allergen exposure in subjects with asthma.. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 2006; 118(5): 1075-81. 

Veale Jeffrey L, Liang Leonard W, Zhang Qiuheng, Gjertson David W, Du Zeying, Bloomquist Erik W, Jia Juan, Qian Lei, Wilkinson Alan H, Danovitch Gabriel M, Pham Phuong-Thu T, Rosenthal J Thomas, Lassman Charles R, Braun Jonathan, Reed Elaine F, Gritsch H Albin Noninvasive diagnosis of cellular and antibody-mediated rejection by perforin and granzyme B in renal allografts.. Human immunology. 2006; 67(10): 777-86. 

Qiu Jianxin, Terasaki Paul I, Waki Kayo, Cai Junchao, Gjertson David W HIV-positive renal recipients can achieve survival rates similar to those of HIV-negative patients.. Transplantation. 2006; 81(12): 1658-61. 

Odim Jonah, Wheat Jeffrey, Laks Hillel, Kobashigawa Jon, Gjertson David, Osugi Andrew, Mukherjee Kaushik, Saleh Saleh Peri-operative renal function and outcome after orthotopic heart transplantation.. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 2006; 25(2): 162-6. 

Korin Yael D, Lee Clara, Gjertson David W, Wilkinson Alan H, Pham Thu-Phoung, Danovitch Gabriel M, Gritsch H Albin, Reed Elaine F A novel flow assay for the detection of cytokine secreting alloreactive T cells: application to immune monitoring.. Human immunology. 2005; 66(11): 1110-24. 

Sheehan Ramon, Perloff Joseph K, Fishbein Michael C, Gjertson David, Aberle Denise R Pulmonary neovascularity: a distinctive radiographic finding in Eisenmenger syndrome.. Circulation. 2005; 112(18): 2778-85. 

Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Kopple Joel D, Kilpatrick Ryan D, McAllister Charles J, Shinaberger Christian S, Gjertson David W, Greenland Sander Association of morbid obesity and weight change over time with cardiovascular survival in hemodialysis population.. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2005; 46(3): 489-500. 

Odim Jonah, Laks Hillel, Allada Vivek, Child John, Wilson Stacy, Gjertson David Results of aortic valve-sparing and restoration with autologous pericardial leaflet extensions in congenital heart disease.. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2005; 80(2): 647-53; discussion 653-4. 

Odim Jonah, Laks Hillel, Banerji Anamika, Mukherjee Kaushik, Vincent Chris, Murphy Charles, Burch Caron, Gjertson David Does duration of donor brain injury affect outcome after orthotopic pediatric heart transplantation?. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2005; 130(1): 187-93. 

Mitropoulos Fotios A, Odim Jonah, Marelli Daniel, Karandikar Kalyani, Gjertson David, Ardehali Abbas, Kobashigawa Jon, Laks Hillel Outcome of hearts with cold ischemic time greater than 300 minutes. A case-matched study.. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 2005; 28(1): 143-8. 

Brown Matthew S, Goldin Jonathan G, Rogers Sarah, Kim Hyun J, Suh Robert D, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Shah Sumit K, Truong Dao, Brown Kathleen, Sayre James W, Gjertson David W, Batra Poonam, Aberle Denise R Computer-aided lung nodule detection in CT: results of large-scale observer test.. Academic radiology. 2005; 12(6): 681-6. 

Futagawa Yasuro, Waki Kayo, Gjertson David W, Terasaki Paul I Living-unrelated donors yield higher graft survival rates than parental donors.. Transplantation. 2005; 79(9): 1169-74. 

Zhang Qiuheng, Liang Leonard W, Gjertson David W, Lassman Charles, Wilkinson Alan H, Kendrick Elizabeth, Pham Phuong-Thu T, Danovitch Gabriel M, Gritsch H Albin, Reed Elaine F Development of posttransplant antidonor HLA antibodies is associated with acute humoral rejection and early graft dysfunction.. Transplantation. 2005; 79(5): 591-8. 

Gjertson David W Revisiting the center effect.. Clinical transplants. 2005; 45(3): 333-41. 

Wenk Robert E, Gjertson David W, Chiafari Francis A, Houtz Terry The specific power of parentage exclusion in a child's blood relatives.. Transfusion. 2005; 45(3): 440-4. 

Tran Lien N, Brown Matthew S, Goldin Jonathan G, Yan Xiaohong, Pais Richard C, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Gjertson David, Rogers Sarah R, Aberle Denise R Comparison of treatment response classifications between unidimensional, bidimensional, and volumetric measurements of metastatic lung lesions on chest computed tomography.. Academic radiology. 2004; 11(12): 1355-60. 

Levinson Ralph D, Rajalingam Raja, Park Min S, Reed Elaine F, Gjertson David W, Kappel Peter J, See Robert F, Rao Narsing A, Holland Gary N Human leukocyte antigen A29 subtypes associated with birdshot retinochoroidopathy.. American journal of ophthalmology. 2004; 138(4): 631-4. 

Bonagura Vincent R, Vambutas Andrea, DeVoti James A, Rosenthal David W, Steinberg Bettie M, Abramson Allan L, Shikowitz Mark J, Gjertson David W, Reed Elaine F HLA alleles, IFN-gamma responses to HPV-11 E6, and disease severity in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.. Human immunology. 2004; 65(8): 773-82. 

Boedeker Kirsten L, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Rogers Sarah R, Truong Dao A, Brown Matthew S, Gjertson David W, Goldin Jonathan G Emphysema: effect of reconstruction algorithm on CT imaging measures.. Radiology. 2004; 232(1): 295-301. 

Troppmann Christoph, Gjertson David W, Cecka J Michael, McVicar John P, Perez Richard V Impact of portal venous pancreas graft drainage on kidney graft outcome in simultaneous pancreas-kidney recipients reported to UNOS.. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2004; 4(4): 544-53. 

Gjertson David W Explainable variation in renal transplant outcomes: a comparison of standard and expanded criteria donors.. Clinical transplants. 2004; 189(5): 303-14. 

Vambutas Andrea, Bonagura Vincent R, Reed Elaine F, Abramson Allan L, Mullooly Virginia, DeVoti James, Gjertson David W, Steinberg Bettie M Polymorphism of transporter associated with antigen presentation 1 as a potential determinant for severity of disease in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis caused by human papillomavirus types 6 and 11.. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2004; 189(5): 871-9. 

Gjertson David W Look-up survival tables for living-donor renal transplants: OPTN/UNOS data 1995-2002.. Clinical transplants. 2003; 189(5): 337-86. 

Laks Hillel, Marelli Daniel, Fonarow Gregg C, Hamilton Michele A, Ardehali Abbas, Moriguchi Jaime D, Bresson Jessica, Gjertson David, Kobashigawa Jon A, Kobashigawa Jon A Use of two recipient lists for adults requiring heart transplantation.. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2003; 125(1): 49-59. 

Hill Jennifer A, Goldin Jonathan G, Gjertson David, Emerick Aletha M, Greaser Lloyd D, Yoon Hyo-Chun, Khorrami Shauna, Aziz Donya, Adams John S Progression of coronary artery calcification in patients taking alendronate for osteoporosis.. Academic radiology. 2002; 9(10): 1148-52. 

Yoon Hyo-Chun, Emerick Aletha M, Hill Jennifer A, Gjertson David W, Goldin Jonathan G Calcium begets calcium: progression of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic subjects.. Radiology. 2002; 224(1): 236-41. 

Tsai Feng-Chun, Marelli Daniel, Bresson Jessica, Gjertson David, Kermani Reza, Ardehali Abbas, Esmailian Fardad, Hamilton Michele, Fonarow Gregg C, Moriguchi Jaime, Plunkett Mark, Hage Antoine, Tran Julie, Kobashigawa Jon A, Laks Hillel Recent trends in early outcome of adult patients after heart transplantation: a single-institution review of 251 transplants using standard donor organs.. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2002; 2(6): 539-45. 

Tsai Feng Chun, Marelli Daniel, Bresson Jessica, Gjertson David, Kermani Reza, Patel Jignesh, Kobashigawa Jon A, Laks Hillel, Laks Hillel Use of hearts transplanted from donors with atraumatic intracranial bleeds.. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 2002; 21(6): 623-8. 

Cecka J Michael, Takemoto Steven K, Gjertson David W Putting one objection to HLA matching on ice.. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2002; 2(4): 295-6. 

Mao Jenny T, Goldin Jonathan G, Dermand John, Ibrahim Grace, Brown Mathew S, Emerick Aletha, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Gjertson David W, Estrada Francine, Tashkin Donald P, Roth Michael D A pilot study of all-trans-retinoic acid for the treatment of human emphysema.. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2002; 165(5): 718-23. 

Gjertson David W A multi-factor analysis of kidney regraft outcomes.. Clinical transplants. 2002; 2(1): 335-49. 

Gjertson David W, Dabrowska Dorota M, Cui Xingping, Cecka J Michael Four causes of cadaveric kidney transplant failure: a competing risk analysis.. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2002; 2(1): 84-93. 

Cai Junchao, Gjertson David W, Terasaki Paul Maintenance immunosuppressive treatment and graft half-life.. Clinical transplants. 2002; 2(1): 359-66.