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Maria Alonso, MD

  • Bachelor's Degree: Immaculata College
  • Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania
  • General Surgery Residency: Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
  • Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship: Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • Trauma and Burn Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Transplantation Fellowship: University of Cincinnati
Contact Information
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • 3333 Burnet Avenue
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
  • Office 513-636-2292
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Averin, Konstantin; Bucuvalas, John; Alonso, Maria H; Kohli, Rohit; Heubi, James E; Johnson, Neil D; Goldstein, Bryan H 2017. Treatment of Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Novel Use of a Customized Endovascular Stent. The Journal of pediatrics, 180 , 256-260

Goldschmidt, Monique L; Kocoshis, Samuel A; Tiao, Gregory M; Alonso, Maria H; Nathan, Jaimie D 2015. Limited surgical resection for graft salvage following recovery from complicated exfoliative rejection in pediatric intestinal recipients. Pediatric transplantation, 19 7, E170-6

Walther, Ashley E; Coots, Abigail C; Goebel, Jens W; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M; Nathan, Jaimie D 2015. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for the pediatric recipient population: Risk factors for adverse outcomes. Pediatric transplantation, 19 8, 836-43

Jensen, M Kyle; Campbell, Kathleen M; Alonso, Maria H; Nathan, Jaimie D; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M 2013. Management and long-term consequences of portal vein thrombosis after liver transplantation in children. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 19 3, 315-21

Ubesie, Agozie C; Cole, Conrad R; Nathan, Jaimie D; Tiao, Greg M; Alonso, Maria H; Mezoff, Adam G; Henderson, Carol J; Kocoshis, Samuel A 2013. Micronutrient deficiencies in pediatric and young adult intestinal transplant patients. Pediatric transplantation, 17 7, 638-45

Bondoc, Alexander J; Taylor, Janice A; Alonso, Maria H; Nathan, Jaimie D; Wang, Yu; Balistreri, William F; Bezerra, Jorge A; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Gregory M 2012. The beneficial impact of revision of Kasai portoenterostomy for biliary atresia: an institutional study. Annals of surgery, 255 3, 570-6

Minar, Phillip; Alonso, Maria H; Smith, Milton T; Kohli, Rohit 2012. An adolescent girl with belly pain: one gallbladder too many? Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 55 6, e142

Pasternak, Brad A; Collins, Margaret H; Tiao, Gregory M; Rudolph, Jeffrey A; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Kocoshis, Samuel A 2010. Anatomic and histologic variability of epithelial apoptosis in small bowel transplants. Pediatric transplantation, 14 1, 72-6

Dickie, Belinda; Dasgupta, Roshni; Nair, Rajalakshmi; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Gregory M; Adams, Denise M; Azizkhan, Richard G 2009. Spectrum of hepatic hemangiomas: management and outcome. Journal of pediatric surgery, 44 1, 125-33

Infante, J Molina; Alonso, M Hernandez 2008. Education and imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: malignant gallbladder polyp. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 23 10, 1622

Nathan, Jaimie D; Rudolph, Jeffrey A; Kocoshis, Samuel A; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M 2007. Isolated liver and multivisceral transplantation for total parenteral nutrition-related end-stage liver disease. Journal of pediatric surgery, 42 1, 143-7

Allen, Steven R; Ignacio, Romeo; Falcone, Richard A; Alonso, Maria H; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Warner, Brad W; Azizkhan, Richard G; Tiao, Gregory M 2006. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 3, 479-83

Tiao, Gregory M; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C 2006. Pediatric liver transplantation. Seminars in pediatric surgery, 15 3, 218-27

Vo, Nghia J; O'Hara, Sara M; Alonso, Maria H 2005. Cecal volvulus: a rare cause of bowel obstruction in a pediatric patient diagnosed pre-operatively by conventional imaging studies. Pediatric radiology, 35 11, 1128-31

Alonso, Maria H 2004. Gall bladder abnormalities in children with sickle cell disease: management with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The Journal of pediatrics, 145 5, 580-1

Guthery, Stephen L; Heubi, James E; Bucuvalas, John C; Gross, Thomas G; Ryckman, Frederick C; Alonso, Maria H; Balistreri, William F; Hornung, Richard W 2003. Determination of risk factors for Epstein-Barr virus-associated posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric liver transplant recipients using objective case ascertainment. Transplantation, 75 7, 987-93

Guthery, Stephen L; Pohl, John F; Bucuvalas, John C; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Balistreri, William F; Heubi, James E 2003. Bone mineral density in long-term survivors following pediatric liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 9 4, 365-70

Hanto, Douglas W; Fecteau, Annie H; Alonso, Maria H; Valente, John F; Whiting, James F 2003. ABO-incompatible liver transplantation with no immunological graft losses using total plasma exchange, splenectomy, and quadruple immunosuppression: evidence for accommodation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 9 1, 22-30

Bucuvalas, J C; Ryckman, F C; Krug, S; Alonso, M H; Balistreri, W F; Kotagal, U 2001. Effect of treatment with prostaglandin E1 and N-acetylcysteine on pediatric liver transplant recipients: a single-center study. Pediatric transplantation, 5 4, 274-8

Ryckman, F C; Alonso, M H 2001. Causes and management of portal hypertension in the pediatric population. Clinics in liver disease, 5 3, 789-818

Ryckman, F C; Alonso, M H; Bucuvalas, J C; Balistreri, W F 1999. Long-term survival after liver transplantation. Journal of pediatric surgery, 34 5, 845-9; discussion 84

Alonso, M H; Ryckman, F C 1998. Current concepts in pediatric liver transplant. Seminars in liver disease, 18 3, 295-307

Bates, M D; Bucuvalas, J C; Alonso, M H; Ryckman, F C 1998. Biliary atresia: pathogenesis and treatment. Seminars in liver disease, 18 3, 281-93

Ryckman, F C; Alonso, M H; Bucuvalas, J C; Balistreri, W F 1998. Biliary atresia--surgical management and treatment options as they relate to outcome. Liver transplantation and surgery : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 4 5 Suppl 1, S24-33

Johnson, S R; Marterre, W F; Alonso, M H; Hanto, D W 1996. A percutaneous technique for venovenous bypass in orthotopic cadaver liver transplantation and comparison with the open technique. Liver transplantation and surgery : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 2 5, 354-61

Valente, J F; Alonso, M H; Weber, F L; Hanto, D W 1996. Late hepatic artery thrombosis in liver allograft recipients is associated with intrahepatic biliary necrosis. Transplantation, 61 1, 61-5

Donnelly, L F; Babcock, D S; Ryckman, F C; Alonso, M H 1995. Reduced-size hepatic allograft vascular compression in children: detection with color Doppler sonography. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 165 3, 655-7

Alonso M. 12-01-2011. Liver transplantation Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, , 847-856

Nathan J.;Campbell K.;Tiao G.;Alonso M.;Ryckman F. 12-01-2011. Portal hypertension Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, , 599-610

Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Nathan J.;Tiao G. 12-01-2010. Solid Organ and Intestinal Transplantation Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, , 578-604

Kelly M.;Martin L.;Alonso M.;Altura R. 12-01-2009. Liver transplant for relapsed undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma in a young child Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 44 12,

Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Bove K. 12-01-2005. Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy in Children Transplantation of the Liver, , 367-378

Bezerra J.;Tiao G.;Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Sabla G.;Shneider B.;Sokol R.;Aronow B. 11-23-2002. Genetic induction of proinflammatory immunity in children with biliary atresia Lancet, 360 9346, 1653-1659

Cortez A.R.;Kassam A.F.;Jenkins T.M.;Nathan C.J.;Nathan J.D.;Alonso M.H.;Ryckman F.C.;Tiao G.M.;Bondoc A.J. 11-01-2019. The role of surgical shunts in the treatment of pediatric portal hypertension Surgery (United States), 166 5, 907-913

D'Souza A.;Shah R.;Gupta A.;Towbin A.;Alonso M.;Nathan J.;Bondoc A.;Tiao G.;Geller J. 11-01-2018. Surgical management of children and adolescents with upfront completely resected hepatocellular carc Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 65 11,

Lobeck I.N.;Bondoc A.;Nolan H.;Frischer J.S.;Campbell K.M.;Ryan T.D.;Goldstein S.L.;Nathan J.D.;Alonso M.H.;Tiao G.M. 11-01-2018. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Biliary Atresia: Case and Review of Extracorpo ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992), 64 6, e191-e195

Mattei P.;Alonso M.;Justinich C. 10-01-2005. Laparoscopic repair of colon perforation after colonoscopy in children: Report of 2 cases and review Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 40 10, 1651-1653

Shin C.;Nathan J.;Alonso M.;Yazigi N.;Kocoshis S.;Tiao G.;Davies S. 09-01-2011. Incidence of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease and donor T-cell chimerism after small bowe Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46 9, 1732-1738

Bischoff A.;DeFoor W.;VanderBrink B.;Goebel J.;Hall J.;Alonso M.;Reddy P.;Peña A. 08-01-2015. End stage renal disease and kidney transplant in patients with anorectal malformation: is there an a Pediatric Surgery International, 31 8, 725-728

Bucuvalas J.;O'Connor A.;Buschle K.;Krug S.;Ryckman F.;Atherton H.;Alonso M.;Balistreri W. 08-01-2003. Risk of hearing impairment in pediatric liver transplant recipients: A single center study Pediatric Transplantation, 7 4, 265-269

Kocoshis S.;Goldschmidt M.;Nathan J.;El-Chammas K.;Bondoc A.;Tiao G.;Alonso M.;Ubesie A.;Cole C.;Kaul A. 07-01-2019. Esophageal dysmotility: An intrinsic feature of megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome (MM Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 54 7, 1303-1307

Cole C.;Bucuvalas J.;Hornung R.;Krug S.;Ryckman F.;Atherton H.;Alonso M.;Balistreri W.;Kotagal U. 06-01-2004. Impact of liver transplantation on HRQOL in children less than 5 years old Pediatric Transplantation, 8 3, 222-227

Cole C.;Bucuvalas J.;Hornung R.;Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Balistreri W.;Kotagal U. 06-01-2004. Outcome after pediatric liver transplantation impact of living donor transplantation on cost Journal of Pediatrics, 144 6, 729-735

Ryckman F.;Bucuvalas J.;Nathan J.;Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Balistreri W. 05-01-2008. Outcomes following liver transplantation Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 17 2, 123-130

Campbell K.;Yazigi N.;Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Balistreri W.;Atherton H.;Bucuvalas J. 04-01-2006. High prevalence of renal dysfunction in long-term survivors after pediatric liver transplantation Journal of Pediatrics, 148 4, 475-480

Walther A.;Geller J.;Coots A.;Towbin A.;Nathan J.;Alonso M.;Sheridan R.;Tiao G. 02-01-2014. Multimodal therapy including liver transplantation for hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma Liver Transplantation, 20 2, 191-199

Nathan J.;Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Tiao G. 01-28-2015. Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy in Children Transplantation of the Liver: Third Edition, , 346-358

Alam Z.;VanderBrink B.A.;Brewer N.;Hooper D.;Tiao G.;Alonso M.;Nathan J.;DeFoor W.R.;Sheldon C.;Reddy P.P. 01-01-2019. Is anuria prior to pediatric renal transplantation associated with poor allograft outcomes? Pediatric Transplantation, 23 5,

Galloway D.;Danziger-Isakov L.;Goldschmidt M.;Hemmelgarn T.;Courter J.;Nathan J.;Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Fei L.;Kocoshis S. 01-01-2015. Incidence of bloodstream infections in small bowel transplant recipients receiving selective deconta Pediatric Transplantation, 19 7, 722-729

Kyle Jensen M.;Alonso M.;Nathan J.;Ryckman F.;Tiao G.;Balistreri W. 01-01-2011. Liver transplantation in children: Indications and surgical aspects Liver Disease in Children, Fourth Edition, , 760-772

Jafri M.;Alonso M.;Kaul A.;Dierig J.;Racadio J.;Inge T.;Brown R.;Ryckman F.;Tiao G. 01-01-2008. Intraoperative manometry during laparoscopic Heller myotomy improves outcome in pediatric achalasia Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43 1, 66-70

Campbell K.;Arya G.;Ryckman F.;Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Balistreri W.;Bezerra J. 01-01-2007. High prevalence of ?-1-antitrypsin heterozygosity in children with chronic liver disease Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 44 1, 99-103

Alonso M.;Tiao G.;Ryckman F. 01-01-2006. Renal failure and transplantation Pediatric Surgery and Urology: Long-Term Outcomes, Second Edition, , 845-857

Tiao G.;Alonso M.;Bezerra J.;Yazigi N.;Heubi J.;Balistreri W.;Bucuvalas J.;Ryckman F. 01-01-2005. Liver transplantation in children younger than 1 year-the Cincinnati experience Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 40 1, 268-273

Tiao G.;Bobey N.;Allen S.;Nieves N.;Alonso M.;Bucuvalas J.;Wells R.;Ryckman F. 01-01-2005. The current management of hepatoblastoma: A combination of chemotherapy, conventional resection, and Journal of Pediatrics, 146 2, 204-211

Osuntokun B.;Falcone R.;Alonso M.;Cohen M. 01-01-2004. Duodenogastric Intussusception: A Rare Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 39 3, 299-301

Bucuvalas J.;Britto M.;Krug S.;Ryckman F.;Atherton H.;Alonso M.;Ballistreri W.;Kotagal U. 01-01-2003. Health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients: A single-center study Liver Transplantation, 9 1, 62-71

Bucuvalas J.;Ryckman F.;Atherton H.;Alonso M.;Balistreri W.;Kotagal U. 01-01-2001. Predictors of cost of liver transplantation in children: A single center study Journal of Pediatrics, 139 1, 66-74

Ng V.L.;Alonso M.;Bezerra J.A. 01-01-2000. Hepatocyte transplantation: Advancing biology and treating children Clinics in Liver Disease, 4 4, 929-945

Rudolph J.A.;Bezerra J.;Alonso M. 01-01-1999. Image of the month Gastroenterology, 116 4, 788