Leonardo Riella, MD, Nephrology, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Nephrology Boston, MA

Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Harold and Ellen Danser Endowed Chair in Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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Summary

  • Dr. Leonardo Riella is a transplant nephrologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been in practice for 16 years. He is the Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation and the Harold and Ellen Danser Endowed Chair in Transplantation. He has a PhD in immunology of transplantation. He speaks multiple languages, including Italian, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. He specializes in kidney transplantation and has expertise in recurrent disease post-transplant, chronic antibody-mediated rejection and non-invasive monitoring of rejection.

Education & Training

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalFELLOWSHIP
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Federal University of Parana Faculty of Medicine
    Federal University of Parana Faculty of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2007 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • BWH/MGH Teaching Faculty Award Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2020
  • Department of Medicine Chair Research Award Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2019
  • Bright Futures Prize Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2019
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Authored Content

  • Kidney Transplant iBookJune 2019

Press Mentions

  • Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later
    Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later
  • Five-Year Outcomes for Face Transplant Recipients
    Five-Year Outcomes for Face Transplant RecipientsMay 30, 2019
  • Five-Year Follow-up After Face Transplantation
    Five-Year Follow-up After Face TransplantationMay 29, 2019
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Grant Support

  • Novel Role of Siglec-E Inhibitory Receptor in AlloimmunityNIH2019–2024
  • Targeting Innate Immune Regulators to Reduce Rejection in Vascularized Composite Tissue TransplantsDepartment of Defense2020–2023
  • Significance of non-HLA antibodies in acute and chronic rejection of vascularized composite allograftsDepartment of Defense2019–Present
  • Modulating donor dendritic cells in VCA transplantationDepartment of DefensePresent
  • Biomarkers in VCA transplantationDepartment of DefensePresent

Committees

  • Co-Director of the AST Fellows Symposium, American Society of Transplantation 2016 - Present
  • Co-Chair, American Society of Transplantation Fellows Symposium 2016 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Investigator-initiated research, Bristols-Meyers-Squibb