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Lisa S. Florence, MD

Transplant Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Texas
Research Immunology and Transplantation
University of California at San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal cancer
  • abdominal mass
  • adrenalectomy
  • appendectomy
  • appendiceal abscess
  • appendicitis
  • axillary abscess
  • axillary cyst
  • back mass
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • cholecystostomy
  • contusion abdominal wall
  • desmoid tumors
  • diaphragmatic disorders
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • diastasis
  • duodenal fistula
  • duodenal ulcer surgery
  • ectopic calcification xyphoid
  • encysted hydrocele
  • endocrine surgery
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • epidermoid cysts
  • excision mole
  • excision of lesion
  • exploratory laparotomy
  • face stitch removal
  • fasciitis
  • feeding tube placement
  • femoral hernia
  • fine needle aspiration thyroid
  • fistula enterocutaneous
  • foreign body foot
  • foreign body trunk
  • frostbite
  • frostbite of ear
  • frostbite of face
  • frostbite of finger
  • frostbite of nose
  • frostbite of toes
  • fundoplication
  • ganglion cyst
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastric volvulus
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroduodenal fistula
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • glucagonoma
  • groin mass
  • groin pain
  • hamartoma
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • heart lung transplant
  • heart transplant
  • heart transplant rejection
  • hernia
  • hernia epigastric
  • hernia repair
  • heterotopic liver transplant
  • hiatal hernia repair
  • hickman catheter
  • hidradenitis
  • high dose cyclophosphamide
  • hyperhidrosis surgery
  • ileostomy
  • incarcerated hernia
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision drainage abscess
  • incisional hernia
  • inclusion cyst
  • inguinal hernia
  • injury to spleen
  • internal hernia
  • interstitial emphysema
  • intestinal artery disease
  • intestinal infarction
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intra-abdominal cancer
  • intraabdominal cyst
  • intussusception
  • islet cell transplant
  • islets of langerhans transplant
  • keratin cyst
  • kidney pancreas liver transplant
  • kidney pancreas transplant
  • kidney transplantation
  • laceration
  • lipoma
  • liver transplant
  • lung transplantation
  • lymph node biopsy
  • lymphadenopathy
  • lymphangiomas
  • lysis of adhesions
  • malignant melanoma
  • malrotation of bowel
  • mass on trunk
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • mediports
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • mesenteric cyst
  • mesenteric mass
  • mesh removal
  • mole removal
  • muscle biopsy
  • neck papilloma
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • non-healing wound
  • nontraumatic hematoma of soft tissue
  • open biopsy of liver
  • open wound leg
  • open wound of finger
  • open wound of forearm
  • open wound of neck
  • open wound of scalp
  • open wound of shoulder
  • pancreas transplantation
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid disease
  • parathyroid mass
  • parathyroidectomy
  • paronychia
  • partial splenectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • perianal haematoma
  • peritoneal catheter
  • peritonitis
  • pilar cyst
  • pilonidal cyst
  • polypectomy
  • pressure ulcer
  • pretransplant clearance
  • pyloroplasty
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • quadrantectomy
  • rectus sheath hernia
  • recurrent femoral hernia
  • recurrent hernia
  • reducible hernia
  • regenerative medicine
  • regional enteritis
  • removal of transplanted or rejected kidney
  • repair laceration
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • second degree burn
  • skin abscess
  • small bowel biopsy
  • small bowel obstruction
  • spigelian hernia
  • spleen cancer
  • spleen pain
  • splenectomy
  • splenic anomalies
  • splenic cyst
  • splenic disease
  • splenic infection
  • splenic injury
  • splenomegaly
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach fistula
  • stomach pain
  • stomal hernia
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • subphrenic abscess
  • surgical treatment crohns disease
  • surgical treatment of regional enteritis
  • third degree burn
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • transplant of intestine
  • umbilical hernia
  • urachal cyst
  • venous stasis disease
  • ventral hernia
  • wound therapy


Dr. Lisa Florence is the lead investigator for the following clinical trials currently available at the Swedish Medical Center:

Prospective, multi-center, observational registry study to determine if enrollment in a regional kidney paired donor exchange program improves the overall rate of kidney transplantation in sensitized patients, and sensitized patients undergoing desensitization treatments

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Vaccine, ASP0113, in Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-Seronegative Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving an Organ from a CMV-Seropositive Donor


Florence LS, Feng S, Foster CE 3rd, Fryer JP, Olthoff KM, Pomfret E, Sheiner PA, Sanfey H, Bumgardner GL. Academic careers and lifestyle characteristics of 171 transplant surgeons in the ASTS. Am J Transplant. 2011 Feb;11(2):261-71.

Marks WH, Florence LS, Chapman PH, Precht AF, Perkinson D. Should true morbidly obese patients be denied kidney transplantation. American Journal of Surgery, 167(5):635-8, 2004

Florence LS, Marks WH, Howard DR. Chapman PH. Lieberman J, Perkinson D. Atgam induction with sequential mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) decreases the incidence of early allograft rejection in cadaveric renal transplants. Transplantation Proceedings, 29. 1997.

Lieberman JM. Marks WHo Stuart FP. Abecassis MM. Florence LS and Kaufman D. Co-monitoring serum anodal trypsinogen, serum amylase. and serum creatinine accurately differentiates rejection from other causes of allograft dysfunction after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 29. 676-677,1997.

Marks WH, Ma Y, Yirdaw G, and Florence LS. Asialogalactoprotein-asialogalactoprotein receptor (AGP-AGPr) interaction is an important mechanism for the uptake of FK506 by hepatocytes. Transplantation: 63.293-298. 1997.

Marks WH, Florence LS, Lieberman J, Chapman P, Howard D, Roberts PP and Perkinson D. Successfully treated invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis associated with smoking marijuana in a renal transplant recipient. Transplantation 61(12): 1771-1774. 1996.

Florence LS, Jiang GL. Ang KK. Stepkowski SM. and Kahan 80. In vitro analysis of T cell mediated cytotoxicity displayed by rat heart allograft recipients rendered unresponsive by total lymphoid irradiation and extracted donor antigen. Transplantation, 49(2): 436-444, 1990.

Florence LS, Ito T, Ang KK, Kahan BD, et al. The synergistic effect of total lymphoid irradiation with extracted donor alloantigen in inducing transplantation unresponsiveness. Transplantation, 47(1): 156-162. 1989.

Luna G, Florence LS, Johansen D. Hepatocellular carcinoma: A 5-year institutional experience. American Journal of Surgery, 149(5): 591-594, 1985.


Precht AF, Lieberman JM, Florence LS, Nakamoto LA, Marks WHo Right renal vein elongation using stapler reconstruction for deceased donor kidneys. ATe, Boston, 2009.

Florence LS. Christensen LL, Wolfe, RA. Galloway J, Distant D. Hull D. Kauffman M, Sung RS. Machine preservation (MP) by locale on the risk for delayed graft function (DGF) and graft failure (GF): an analysis of transplanted deceased donor (DO) kidneys in the United States over a two year period. American Transplant Congress. May 2007.

McBride MA,  Florence LS. Anderson K, Kauffman, HM. Donors with a history of drug use are an underutilized source of kidneys. American Transplant Congress. May 2007.

Kauffman HM. Taranto SE, McBride MA, Florence LS. Regional variations in the reported reasons for discarding recovered kidneys. American Transplant Congress, May 2007.

Christensen LL, Wolfe RA, Distant DA. Florence LS, Hull 0 , Sung RS. Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) pumping practices and associations with kidney discard. American Transplant Congress, May 2007.

Kauffman HM. McBride MA, Anderson K. and Florence LS. Deceased donor with a history of drug use: an underused source of extra-renal organs. American Transplant Congress, May 2007.

Goldberg SZ. Florence LS, Eschbach J, Tickman R, Skogerboe KJ , Myerson 0, Marks WHo A case of metastatic breast cancer transplanted along with a kidney and complete remission after rejection of the transplant. American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Meeting. January 2003.

Florence LS, Howard DR, Chapman PH, Perkinson OT, Marks WH o Atgam induction with sequential mycophenolate mofetil for the prevention of early and late rejection in renal allograft: An 16-month experience. American Society of Transplant Surgeons, May 1997.

Bhaduri S. Florence L. Ross K. Savin V, Artero M, Vincenti F. Pre-transplant intervention to prevent recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in high-risk patients. American Society of Transplant Physicians. May 1997.

Florence LS. Marks WHo Howard DR, Chapman PH, Lieberman J, Perkinson D. Atgam induction with sequential mycophenolale mofetil (MMF) decreases the incidence of early allograft rejection in cadaveric renal transplants. American Society of Transplant Physicians, May 1996.

Lieberman J. Marks WH, Stuart FP, Abecassis MM, Florence LS and Kaufman O. Co-monitoring serum anodal trypsinogen, serum amylase and serum creatinine accurately differentiates rejection from other causes of allograft dysfunction after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. American Society of Transplant Surgeons, May 1996.

Florence LS, Brennan P, Amend W, Vincenti F, Ascher N, Roberts J, Melzer J, Bretan P, Stock P, Garovoy M and Tomlanovich S. "The utility of serial CD3 measurements to predict rebound rejection atter OKT3 therapy following renal transplantation. American Society of Transplant Physicians. May 1993.

Swedish Organ Transplant and Liver Center
1124 Columbia Street Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Organ Transplant - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive 3rd Floor, Cascade Wing
Issaquah, WA 98029
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill