Dept. of Surgery - Organ Donation and Transplantation
University Medical Center Groningen
Dr. Moers is a transplant surgeon and researcher in the University Medical Center Groningen, His research covers a whole spectrum of clinical and pre-clinical studies in kidney transplantation, focusing on interventions during organ preservation to better conserve organ quality and to quantify the impact that donor characteristics have on post-transplant outcome. He has authored several key publications on the topic of renal machine perfusion, two of which appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine. His line of research has a translational character and focuses on pre-transplant organ resuscitation and evaluation. His experimental research has evolved from hypothermic towards normothermic machine perfusion of deceased donor kidneys and the UMCG Surgical Research Laboratory lab is now one of the leading centers in the world for ex vivo renal perfusion.