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Simon P. Horslen, MB ChB

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Simon P. Horslen, MB ChB

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Transplantation, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

On staff since May 2005

Children's Title: Medical Director, Liver and Intestinal Transplantation

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"With continuous innovations in allocation policy, donor awareness, organ preservation, surgical technique and medical care, we now fully expect all the infants and children that we list for liver transplantation to get to transplant and to recover rapidly from the operation, and to grow up to adulthood and have families of their own. The fact that this does not happen in 100% of patients — even though we are getting closer every year — drives me onward. The honor of caring for the children who have driven the growth of the medical specialty of liver transplantation, from its infancy to its current sophistication, continues to excite and inspire me."

Recommendations

LindseyPuyallup, WA11.20.12
Dr. Horslen has been involved with our son's Biliary Atresia since birth. He has always been encouraging to me as his parent, always telling me that my insight to my son has always been constructive, crucial and effectual in his care. This ment so much to me as Caleb's health had been declining to a life threatening state for over a year. What I appritiate about Dr. Horslen the most is that he always encouraged me to study and know my son's conditions, labs, procedures, etc. He was and is always willing to teach me as much as I would like to know. This ability to connect with me as a parent on a heart to heart level, discerning not only my son but myself as well has given me great comfort in times of great emotion. My son recieved his liver transplant at the age of 15 mos. I would and will continue to recomend Dr. Simon Horslen to anyone who is in need of his services.
RossLincoln, NE04.21.12
When I was fourteen, I developed autoimmune hepatitis. My family doctor was unable to successfully diagnose my condition. Eventually I was recommended to see a specialist, who ending up being Dr. Horslen. Within minutes of meeting, Dr. Horslen made the correct diagnosis, which was confirmed by the biopsy. He immediately began treating me. Due to Dr. Horslen's insight, my liver was saved before it was too late. I am now 22, and my autoimmune hepatitis has been in remission for years thanks in part to Dr. Horslen's guidance. Not only did Dr. Horslen make the correct diagnosis, allowing for me to live this past decade relatively healthy, but he did so with great care. He was never forceful, respected my opinions, and was always realistic and honest. I am very grateful to have been under the care of Dr. Horslen. Any family would be lucky to have him treat their child.
PauletteBahamas03.13.12
Dr. Horslen took care of my son Freddie Dean. My son is now living a normal life in the Bahamas . Thanks to Dr. Horslen and his caring team. I highly recommend Dr. Horslen to any child suffering from a GI or liver disease.
AndyJoint Base Lewis - McChord, WA12.27.10
With Dr. Horslen, we feel very trustworthy with him addressing our son's medical issues especially when it involves the bowel and liver. He is one of the best doctors that we feel that can provide the expertise our son needs concerning his medical condition. Andrew
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Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Gastroenterology (Non-ABMS)
General Pediatrics (Non-ABMS)
Medical/Professional School
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Residency
Pediatrics, Westminster's Children's Hospital, London
Pediatrics, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London
Pediatrics, Peterborough District Hospital, Cambridgeshire
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Liecester
Pediatrics, Torbay Hospital, Torquay
Fellowship
Pediatrics, Hospital For Sick Children, London
Pediatrics, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London
Pediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Pediatrics, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London
Sheffield University, Sheffield
Sheffield University, Sheffield
Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham
Clinical Interests

Pediatric Hepatology, liver based metabolic disease, acute liver failure, intestinal failure, liver transplantation, intestine transplantation

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy of neonatal onset and disialotransferrin developmental deficiency syndrome.
Archives of disease in childhood , : : 1027-32
Basic health care functions: an object-orientated analysis.
Medical informatics = Medecine et informatique , : : 187-94
PACE project: object-orientated modelling of paediatric practice.
Medical informatics = Medecine et informatique , : : 179-86
Cholestasis in infancy: 1.
British journal of hospital medicine , : : 674-7
Copper associated childhood cirrhosis.
Gut , : : 1497-500
Liver histology in the arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, renal dysfunction, and cholestasis (ARC) syndrome: report of three new cases and review.
Journal of medical genetics , : : 62-4
Human hepatocyte transplantation: gene therapy and more?
Pediatrics , : : 647-8
Correlation of mucosal disaccharidase activities with histology in evaluation of rejection following intestinal transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation , : : 134-8
Extracorporeal liver perfusion using human and pig livers for acute liver failure.
Transplantation , : : 1472-8
Lack of utility of intestinal fatty acid binding protein levels in predicting intestinal allograft rejection.
Transplantation , : : 1058-60
Long-term results of intestinal transplantation for pseudo-obstruction in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 174-7
Isolated liver transplantation in infants with end-stage liver disease associated with short bowel syndrome.
Annals of surgery , : : 435-9
Omeprozole therapy in pediatric patients after liver and intestinal transplantation.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , : : 194-8
Pediatric intestinal transplantation--review of current practice.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition , : : 350-60
Nutritional outcome and growth of children after intestinal transplantation.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 464-6
Late graft loss and long-term outcome after isolated intestinal transplantation in children.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 151-4
Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with niemann-pick disease, type C.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , : : 624-6
Isolated hepatocyte transplantation in an infant with a severe urea cycle disorder.
Pediatrics , : : 1262-7
Portosystemic shunts in children: a 15-year experience.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons , : : 179-85
Hepatocyte transplantation.
Transplantation , : : 1481-6
Donor immune reconstitution after liver-small bowel transplantation for multiple intestinal atresia with immunodeficiency.
Blood , : : 1171-4
Organ allocation for liver-intestine candidates.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : S86-9
Quality of life after pediatric intestinal transplantation: the perception of pediatric recipients and their parents.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , : : 407-13
Functional liver recovery parallels autologous gut salvage in short bowel syndrome.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 340-4; discussion 340-4
A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of intestinal failure.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , : : 165-76; discussion 176-7
Optimal management of the post-intestinal transplant patient.
Gastroenterology , : : S163-9
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) exception for primary hyperoxaluria.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : S117-8
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) exception for unusual metabolic liver diseases.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : S124-7
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) exception for cystic fibrosis.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : S98-9
A child with Kabuki syndrome and primary sclerosing cholangitis successfully treated with ursodiol and cholestryamine.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , : : 542-4
Acute liver failure in children: the first 348 patients in the pediatric acute liver failure study group.
The Journal of pediatrics , : : 652-658
Safety and immunogenicity of varicella-zoster virus vaccine in pediatric liver and intestine transplant recipients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , : : 565-8
Outcomes of 5-year survivors of pediatric liver transplantation: report on 461 children from a north american multicenter registry.
Pediatrics , : : e1128-35
Collaborative strategies to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic intestinal failure including those who are referred for small bowel transplantation.
Transplantation , : : 1378-84
Metabolic liver disease in children.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : 713-33
The experience of a regional pediatric intestinal failure program: Successful outcomes from intestinal rehabilitation.
American journal of surgery , : : 676-9
Genotype-phenotype correlation in Wilson disease.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology , : : 387-8
Recurrent low gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase cholestasis following liver transplantation for bile salt export pump (BSEP) disease (posttransplant recurrent BSEP disease).
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : 856-63
Intestine transplantation in the United States, 1999-2008.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , : : 1020-34
Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
Pediatrics , : : e550-8
A contemporary analysis of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in surgical infants.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 1913-7
The optimal timing of referral to an intestinal failure program: the relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and mortality.
Journal of pediatric surgery , : : 1052-6
Outcomes in children who underwent transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , : : 393-401
Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22nd Edition, Chapter 131 , 2011
Ascites and Portal Hypertension
Pediatric Nutrition: Algorithmic Approach at Seattle Children’s Hospital , 2010
Short Bowel Syndrome
Pediatric Nutrition: Algorithmic Approach at Seattle Children’s Hospital , 2010
Management of Patients with Intestinal Failure
The Pediatric Transplant Manual, 2nd Edition , 2009
Medical and surgical management of the pediatric patient with intestinal failure.
Current treatment options in gastroenterology , 2007 Oct: 379-90
Pediatric transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2007: : 1339-58
Pediatric transplantation in the United States, 1995-2004.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2006: : 1132-52
An analysis of the long-term complications of intestine transplant recipients.
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) , 2004 Dec: 277-82
Assessment of quality of life after pediatric intestinal transplantation by parents and pediatric recipients using the child health questionnaire.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 May: 963-4
Intestinal transplantation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center: 1990 to 2001.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 May: 958-60
Basiliximab decreases the incidence of acute rejection after intestinal transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 May: 940-1
Oral beclomethasone therapy for recurrent small bowel allograft rejection and intestinal graft-versus-host disease.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 May: 938-9
Initial experience using rapamycin immunosuppression in pediatric intestinal transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 May: 934-5
Operative Technique for Liver-Small bowel and Isolated Small Bowel Transplantation
Teaching Video produced by Nebraska Health Science Center , Sept. 2001
Isolated liver transplantation in infants with total parenteral nutrition-associated end-stage liver disease.
Transplantation proceedings , 2000 Sep: 1241
Intestinal transplantation: a single-center experience.
Transplantation proceedings , 2000 Sep: 1228
Assessment of function, growth and development, and long-term quality of life after small bowel transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings , 2000 Sep: 1211-2
Incidence, timing, and histologic grade of acute rejection in small bowel transplant recipients.
Transplantation proceedings , 2000 Sep: 1199
Cholestasis in infancy: 2.
British journal of hospital medicine , 1994 Feb 2-15: 105-7
3 beta-hydroxy-delta 5-C27-steroid dehydrogenase deficiency; effect of chenodeoxycholic acid therapy on liver histology.
Journal of inherited metabolic disease , 1992: : 38-46
Tracheal carcinoma following short term tracheostomy in childhood (a case report).
The Journal of laryngology and otology , 1986 Aug: 977-8

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Infantile Liver Disease: Diagnosis, Management & TransplantationUnknownAnchorage, AlaskaNov. 17, 2009
Intestinal failure and transplantation at Seattle Childrens HospitalXIth International Small Bowel Transplant SymposiumBologna, ItalySept. 9, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network Clinical Center in SeattleRoleNIH/NIDDK July 1, 2009
Pilot study of the safety and immunogenicity of a rotavirus vaccine in infants at risk for intestinal failureThrasher Research FundMay 14, 2009
Intestinal failure in children: A contemporary retrospective review by the Pediatric Intestinal Failure ConsortiumNIHApril 1, 2008
A Multi-Center Group to Study Acute Liver Failure in ChildrenNIH/NIDDK Sept. 15, 2005
Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation NIHMay 6, 2005

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OB.9.620.1 - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2521

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