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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address LHRB 728 Zip 0007
Phone  (205) 934-7714
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Undergraduate  University of Wisconsin    1986  Bachelor of Science 
Medical School  University of Wisconsin Medical School    1991  MD 
Graduate  University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics    1992  MD 
Residency  University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics    1997  MD 
Fellowship  University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics    2000  MD 

American Board of Surgery  2008 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Transplantation Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Since his arrival at UAB in 2005, Dr. Michael John Hanaway, M.D. has been a member of the abdominal transplantation team. His clinical focus is kidney and pancreas transplantation, vascular access surgery for hemodialysis and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He was the first transplant surgeon at UAB to perform laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for live kidney donors. As Surgical Director of the Renal Transplant Program, Dr. Hanaway is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program. His greatest focus is live kidney donation and pre-transplant evaluation. He is involved in UABís General Operation Committee and the newly formed Comprehensive Transplant Institute Operations Committee. Dr. Hanaway has also been involved on a national level with the primary transplant organization, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). This organization is responsible for the implementation of a nationwide distribution of organs. His research activities focus primarily on the natural history and behavior of cancer in transplant patients and induction immunosuppression and its effects on the immunologic response after renal transplantation. He has received multiple grants in the past and lists over 67 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for several top tier journals including the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and American Journal of Surgery. He is a frequent presenter at national and regional meetings. His initiative and investigative efforts, particularly his innovative approaches to immunosuppression have been instrumental in changing the immunosuppressive protocols for renal transplantation at UAB. Dr. Hanaway was the Primary Investigator on a Phase IV randomized open labeled, comparative multi-center study to assess the safety and efficacy of induction agents.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Surgeons     
American Society of Transplantation      
American Society of Transplantation Surgeons     

Research/Clinical Interest
Major research interests include the natural history and behavior of cancer in transplant patients and novel approaches to immunosuppression. Previous experience with the Israel Penn Transplant Tumor Registry has led to interest in clarifying the risks of malignancy in transplant patients. Induction immunosuppression and it's effects on the immunologic response after renal transplantation.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Hanaway MJ, Roy-Chaudhury P, Buell JF, Thomas M, Munda R, Alloway RR, Ellison V, Rudich SM, Fisher L, Woodle ES. Pilot study of early corticosteroid elimination after pancreas transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2005
Gearhart M, Martin J, Rudich S, Thomas M, Wetzel D, Solomkin J, Hanaway MJ, Aranda-Michel J, Weber F, Trumball L, Bass M, Zavala E, Steve Woodle E, Buell JF. Consequences of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in liver transplant recipients: a matched control study. Clin Transplant. 2005 Dec;19(6):711-6.  16313314 
Jafri MA, Tevar AD, Lucia M, Thambi-Pillai T, Karachristos A, Trumbull L,Buell JF, Thomas MJ, Hanaway MJ, Woodle ES, Rudich SM. Temporary silastic mesh closure for adult liver transplantation: a safe alternative for the difficult abdomen. Liver Transpl. 2007 Feb;13(2):258-65  17256756 
Hanaway MJ, Sollinger HW. New trends in immunosuppression in transplant
patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2000 Apr-Jun;11(2):137-44. 
Hanaway MJ, Woodle ES, Mulgaonkar S, Peddi VR, Kaufman DB, First MR, Croy R, Holman J; INTAC Study Group. Alemtuzumab induction in renal transplantation. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 19;364(20):1909-19. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1009546.  21591943 

Renal transplantation, living donor kidney, pancreas transplant, immunosuppression, induction agents