Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD
Vice-Chairman, Pediatric General Surgery
Surgical Director of the Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation
|Academic Title||W. Hardy Hendren Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Tom Jaksic's research focuses on the nutrition and metabolism of the pediatric surgical patient. His work encompasses basic science as well as translational and clinical studies, and often utilizes stable isotopes to quantify pertinent metabolic pathways. Recent endeavors include the validation of the serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) bowel lengthening operation (developed at Children's), the use of intravenous stable isotopes to study hepatic function in children with intestinal failure associated liver disease, and optimizing protein balance in neonates on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
About Tom Jaksic
Tom Jaksic received his MD degree frm Queen's University in Canada. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New England Deaconess Hospital.
(For a complete list of articles on PubMed.org authored or co-authored by Dr. Jaksic, click here.)
Agus MS, Javid PJ, Piper HG, Wypij D, Duggan CP, Ryan DP, Jaksic T. The effect of insulin infusion upon protein metabolism in neonates on extracorporeal life support. Ann Surg 2006; 244: 536-544.
Chang R, Javid PJ, Oh JT, Andreoli S, Kim HB, Fauza D, Jaksic T. Serial transverse enteroplasty enhances intestinal function in a model of short bowel syndrome. Ann Surg 2006; 243: 223-228.
Duro D, Fitzgibbons S, Valim C, Duggan C, Jaksic T, Yu YM. A novel intravenous 13-C methionine breath test as a measure of liver function in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg 2009; 44:236-240.
- Fitzgibbons S, Ching YA, Iglesias J, Valim C, Zhou J, Duggan C, Jaksic T. Relationship between serum cirtrulline levels and progession to parenteral independence in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg 2009; 44: 928-932.