Physician’s Profile

Kasi McCune, MD

Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Kidney Transplant
Kidney Transplant Surgery
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Pancreas Transplant
Pancreas Transplantation
Transplant Surgery

Kasi McCune, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery as of August 1, 2014. Her recruitment is intended to expand the pancreas transplant program as well as the living donor kidney program.

Her research interests include organ procurement and will include collaboration with the Organ Procurement Organization of New York. Dr. McCune’s training has included her medical degree and surgical residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, followed by abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


2014 Top Poster of Distinction Awardee: 14th Annual ASTS State of the Art Winter symposium, Miami FL

2009 Best Poster Finalist: Translational/Clinical Research Post-doctoral/Medical Fellow, Cancer Research Day, Indiana University Medical Center

2008 AstraZeneca Clinical Scholars Award, San Antonio Breast Symposium

2008 JK Berman “Best Basic Science Presentation”, Indiana University Medical Center

2007 NIHT32CBTP Cancer Biology Training Program Research Fellowship

2001 Honors Scholar Recognition for Academic Excellence, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

1998 Dean of Science Scholarship, IUPUI

1998 Merit of Recognition Scholarship, IUPUI

1998 Distinguished Scholar, IUPUI

1998 University College Honors Scholarship, IUPUI

1998 N&C Reynolds Scholarship, IUPUI

1998-2001 Deans List, IUPUI

Living donor kidney transplantation
Organ procurement
McCune K. Nonadherence to Immunosuppressive Medication: New Insights. The Immunology Report; 10(1): 22-25. 2013.
McCune K, Bhat-Nakshatri P, Thorat M, Nephew K, Badve S, and Nakshatri H. Prognosis of Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancers: Implications of the Presence of Dysfunctional Transcriptional Networks Activated by Insulin via the Immune Transcription Factor T-bet. Cancer Research; 70(2). 685-696. 15 Jan 2010.
McCune K, Mehta R, Thorat M, Badve S, and Nakshatri H. Loss of ER· and FOXA1 expression in a progression model of luminal type breast cancer: Insights from PyMT transgenic mouse model. Oncology Reports; 24: 1233-1239. 2010.
Bergeson, T. R., Miller, R. J., & McCune, K. Mothers' speech to hearing-impaired infants and children with cochlear implants. Infancy; 10 (3), 221-240. 2006.