University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1981, MD/PhD

Dr. Brayman has over thirty years of experience as a surgeon and a leader in research and clinical trials. His work shows his commitment to better outcomes for patients through advanced research in the lab.

Dr. Brayman is a member of 60 professional and scientific societies and is a founding member of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association. Prior to coming to UVa, Dr. Brayman served as a director of the Pancreas Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Renal Transplant Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Brayman is a principal investigator for the Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Core and also established the Cell Processing Core, which isolates pancreatic cells (islets) for transplantation. He has performed allo- and auto-transplantation of islets in more than two dozen recipients. He is also overseeing the creation of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Core. Dr. Brayman directs the Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship and is involved in clinical trials, offering UVa Transplant patients the most up-to-date treatment options.

When he is not working, Dr. Brayman enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends and traveling, photography, gardening, and fishing.

Research Interests

  • 3D Bioprinting
  • Gene Therapy

Featured Grants & Projects

  • Clinical and Research Interests

    General Surgery, Islet Cell Transplantation, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Vascular Disorders/Procedures, Transplantation Tolerance, Gene Therapy, Xenotransplantation, Transplant Immunosuppression, Chronic Allograft Nephropathy, Transplantation in Patients with HIV, 3D Bioprinting