Dr. Steven Paraskevas

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor of Surgery

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-934-1934, ext. 31951
Email address: 
steven.paraskevas [at] mcgill.ca
Location: 
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
Hospital title: 
Transplant Surgeon
Director of Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
Director of Transplant Research (MUHC)
Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program
Division: 
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: Kelly AC, Smith KE, Purvis WG, Min CG, Weber CS, Cooksey AM, Hasilo C,
Paraskevas S, Suszynski TM, Weegman BP, Anderson MJ, Camacho LE, Harland RC,
Loudovaris T, Jandova J, Molano DS, Price ND, Georgiev IG, Scott WE 3rd, Manas
DMD, Shaw JAM, OʼGorman D, Kin T, McCarthy FM, Szot GL, Posselt AM, Stock PG,
Karatzas T, Shapiro AMJ, Lynch RM, Limesand SW, Papas KK. Oxygen Perfusion
(Persufflation) of Human Pancreata Enhances Insulin Secretion and Attenuates
Islet Proinflammatory Signaling. Transplantation. 2019 Jan;103(1):160-167. doi:
10.1097/TP.0000000000002400. PubMed PMID: 30095738.


3: McGregor T, Sener A, Paraskevas S, Reikie B. Kidney paired donation and the
unique challenges of kidney shipment in Canada. Can J Surg. 2018
Apr;61(2):139-140. PubMed PMID: 29582750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5866150.


4: 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.


5: Sandal S, Luo X, Massie AB, Paraskevas S, Cantarovich M, Segev DL. Machine
perfusion and long-term kidney transplant recipient outcomes across allograft
risk strata. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Jul 1;33(7):1251-1259. doi:
10.1093/ndt/gfy010. PubMed PMID: 29474675; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6030984.


6: McGregor T, Sener A, Paraskevas S, Reikie B. Kidney paired donation and the
unique challenges of kidney shipment in Canada. Can J Surg. 2018 Jan
24;61(2):8017. doi: 10.1503/cjs.008017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:
29376820.


7: 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.


8: Hasilo CP, Negi S, Allaeys I, Cloutier N, Rutman AK, Gasparrini M, Bonneil É,
Thibault P, Boilard É, Paraskevas S. Presence of diabetes autoantigens in
extracellular vesicles derived from human islets. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 10;7(1):5000.
doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04977-y. PubMed PMID: 28694505; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC5504025.


9: Fortin MC, Buchman D, Wright L, Chandler J, Delaney S, Fairhead T, Gallaher R,
Grant D, Greenberg R, Hartell D, Holdsworth S, Landsberg D, Paraskevas S, Tibbles
LA, Young K, West L, Humar A; Canadian Society of Transplantation Public
Solicitation working group. Public Solicitation of Anonymous Organ Donors: A
Position Paper by the Canadian Society of Transplantation. Transplantation. 2017
Jan;101(1):17-20. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001514. PubMed PMID: 28009754.


10: 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:
26988072.

 

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Areas of interest: 

Stress Signaling; Islet Cell Biology; Pancreas/Islet Transplantation; Transplant Immunology

Clinical Interests: 

islets of Langerhans • type 1 diabetes • cell death • inflammation • ischemia-reperfusion injury • immunoregulation

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