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Dr. Michael Hanaway

Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Martha Robinson Tankersley Endowed Professorship in Transplant Clinical Excellence

Areas of Interest
kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation, induction therapy


Dr. Michael Hanaway joined the UAB Division of Transplantation in February 2005. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Hanaway received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, and proceeded to medical school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1992. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin in 1997, and returned after a year of research at Duke University to complete his multi-organ transplant fellowship in 2000. Dr. Hanaway began his surgical career at the University of Cincinnati before coming to UAB in 2005. Dr. Hanaway is a specialist in kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as live donor surgery. Dr. Hanaway is the Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at UAB, and oversees all aspects of the program, with particular attention to pre-transplant evaluation. Dr. Hanaway has served on UNOS committees including the Membership and Professional Standards Committee. Dr. Hanaway is reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation and The American Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Hanaway’s clinical interests include kidney and pancreas transplantation. His surgical focus is primarily on kidney transplantation and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Hanaway has performed a high volume of laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and has one of the largest experiences in the U.S. Dr. Hanaway’s research interest has focused on induction therapy in kidney transplantation.

Selected Publications

Allon M, Robbin ML, Umphrey HR, Young CJ, Deierhoi MH, Goodman J, Hanaway M, Lockhart ME, Barker-Finkel J, Litovsky S. Preoperative arterial microcalcification and clinical outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis.Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Jul;66(1):84-90.

Allon M, Robbin ML, Young CJ, Deierhoi MH, Goodman J, Hanaway M, Lockhart ME, Litovsky S. Preoperative venous intimal hyperplasia, postoperative arteriovenous fistula stenosis, and clinical fistula outcomes.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Oct;8(10):1750-5.

Allon M, Litovsky S, Young CJ, Deierhoi MH, Goodman J, Hanaway M, Lockhart ME, Robbin ML. Correlation of pre-existing vascular pathology with arteriovenous graft outcomes in hemodialysis patients.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Dec;62(6):1122-9.

Allon M, Litovsky S, Young CJ, Deierhoi MH, Goodman J, Hanaway M, Lockhart ME, Robbin ML. Medial fibrosis, vascular calcification, intimal hyperplasia, and arteriovenous fistula maturation.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Sep;58(3):437-43.

Hanaway MJ, Woodle ES, Mulgaonkar S, Peddi VR, Kaufmann DB, First MR, Croy, R, Holman J,. Alemtuzumab Induction in Renal Transplantation. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 19; 364(20): 1909-19.

Martin JE, Cavanaugh TM, Trumbull L, Bass M, Weber F Jr, Aranda-Michel J, Hanaway M, Rudich S. Incidence of adverse events with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in liver transplant patients.
Clin Transplant. 2008 Jan-Feb;22(1):113-9.

Alexander JW, Goodman HR, Cardi M, Austin J, Goel S, Safdar S, Huang S, Munda R, Fidler JP, Buell JF, Hanaway M, Susskind B, Roy-Chaudhury P, Trofe J, Alloway R, Woodle ES. Simultaneous corticosteroid avoidance and calcineurin inhibitor minimization in renal transplantation.
Transpl Int. 2006 Apr;19(4):295-302.

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 Mar;37(2):1287-8

Buell JF, Hanaway MJ, Woodle Es. Maximizing rental artery length in right laparoscopic donor nephrectomy by retrocaval exposure of the aortorenal junction. Transplantation. 2003;75(1):83-5.


Medical School
University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin
General Surgery

University of Wisconsin
Multiorgan Transplantation


Campus Address
FOT 746

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