William Harmon, MD
|Hospital Title||Chief, Division of Nephrology|
|Academic Title||Professor of Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
William Harmon's research interests involve the pathophysiology and treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children. He was one of the earliest members of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) and developed the studies and protocols that were subsequently used as the basis for the development of the Cooperative Clinical Trials in Pediatric Transplantation (CCTPT).
One of the most innovative components of these studies is the description and analysis of intragraft gene expression of informative molecules. Dr. Harmon had collaborated with Dr. Terry Strom of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the first description of these techniques in 1992. Subsequently, these techniques have formed the basis for defining the immune process in organ transplantation. Dr. Harmon is currently the Principal Investigator of the two multi-center clinical trials supported by CCTPT and serves as Chairman of its steering committee.
About William Harmon
William Harmon received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.
Dr. Harmon is a Past President of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) is President of NAPRTCS, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA), the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Dharnidharka VR, Tejani AH, Ho PL, Harmon WE. Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in the United States: Young Caucasian males are at highest risk. American Journal of Transplantation 2002; 2: 993-998.
Neylan JF. Sayegh MH. Coffman TM. Danovitch GM. Krensky AM. Strom TB. Turka LA. Harmon WE. The allocation of cadaver kidneys for transplantation in the United States: consensus and controversy. ASN Transplant Advisory Group. American Society of Nephrology. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 1999; 10 :2237-2243.
- Benfield MR, McDonald RA, Bartosh S, Ho PL, Harmon W. Changing trends in pediatric transplantation: 2001 Annual Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study. Pediatric Transplantation. 2003; 7: 321-335.