Dr. Jean Tchervenkov

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Contact Information
514-934-1934, ext. 31951
Email address: 
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
General surgery
Selected publications: 

1: Rutman AK, Negi S, Gasparrini M, Hasilo CP, Tchervenkov J, Paraskevas S.
Immune Response to Extracellular Vesicles From Human Islets of Langerhans in
Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Endocrinology. 2018 Nov 1;159(11):3834-3847. doi:
10.1210/en.2018-00649. PubMed PMID: 30307543.

2: Sandal S, Paraskevas S, Cantarovich M, Baran D, Chaudhury P, Tchervenkov JI,
Sapir-Pichhadze R. Renal resistance thresholds during hypothermic machine
perfusion and transplantation outcomes - a retrospective cohort study. Transpl
Int. 2018 Jun;31(6):658-669. doi: 10.1111/tri.13146. Epub 2018 Mar 25. PubMed
PMID: 29493843.

3: Yao H, Smilovitch M, Cecere R, Sandal S, Paraskevas S, Baran D, Fernandes MHC,
Saw CL, Al-Mahmeed H, Tchervenkov J, Cantarovich M. Sequential and Urgent
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Followed by Kidney Transplantation in a Highly
Sensitized Patient With Unstable Angina. Transplantation. 2018
Jan;102(1):e41-e42. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001954. PubMed PMID: 28926377.

4: Trinh E, Alam A, Tchervenkov J, Cantarovich M. Impact of acute kidney injury
following liver transplantation on long-term outcomes. Clin Transplant. 2017
Jan;31(1). doi: 10.1111/ctr.12863. Epub 2016 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 27801506.

5: Hassanain M, Simoneau E, Doi SA, Hebert MJ, Metrakos P, Tchervenkov J. An
Improved Classification of Kidney Function Recovery Using Estimated Glomerular
Filtration Rate Slope Post-transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2016
Jul-Aug;48(6):1993-8. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.03.055. PubMed PMID:

6: Wan SS, Cantarovich M, Mucsi I, Baran D, Paraskevas S, Tchervenkov J. Early
renal function recovery and long-term graft survival in kidney transplantation.
Transpl Int. 2016 May;29(5):619-26. doi: 10.1111/tri.12775. PubMed PMID:

7: Nguyen MT, Fryml E, Sahakian SK, Liu S, Cantarovich M, Lipman M, Tchervenkov
JI, Paraskevas S. Pretransplant Recipient Circulating CD4+CD127lo/- Tumor
Necrosis Factor Receptor 2+ Regulatory T Cells: A Surrogate of Regulatory T
Cell-Suppressive Function and Predictor of Delayed and Slow Graft Function After
Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016 Feb;100(2):314-24. doi:
10.1097/TP.0000000000000942. PubMed PMID: 26425877.

8: Hassanain M, Simoneau E, Madkhali A, Al-Saati N, Aljiffry M, Tchervenkov J,
Barkun J, Metrakos P. Post-transplant liver function score as an early surrogate
marker of long-term outcome. Ann Transplant. 2015 Apr 9;20:198-205. doi:
10.12659/AOT.892414. PubMed PMID: 25855384.

9: Nguyen MT, Fryml E, Sahakian SK, Liu S, Michel RP, Lipman ML, Mucsi I,
Cantarovich M, Tchervenkov JI, Paraskevas S. Pretransplantation recipient
regulatory T cell suppressive function predicts delayed and slow graft function
after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15;98(7):745-53. doi:
10.1097/TP.0000000000000219. PubMed PMID: 24879386.

10: Netchiporouk E, Tchervenkov J, Paraskevas S, Sasseville D, Billick R.
Evaluation of herpes simplex virus infection morbidity and mortality in pancreas
and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 2013
Nov;45(9):3343-7. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.05.002. PubMed PMID: 24182813.


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Areas of interest: 

the role of donor specific transfusion in tolerance induction in vascularized solid organ transplantation

donor cell trafficking following donor-specific transfusion

the role of the thymus in allograft tolerance

the effect of intraportal vein donor-specific transfusion on small bowel and other vascularized allograft survival

the role of T&B cells in Allo & Xeno rejection

Clinical Interests: 

immunosuppression of Hepatitis B & C in liver

kidney expanded criteria donors

immunosuppression of kidney transplantation.

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