Our distinguished transplant physicians are board certified in surgery or medicine and specialize in transplantation.  We are committed to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care while treating the whole person and not just the disease.

Our Specialized Teams

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The Transplant Team is comprised of physicians, nurses, financial coordinators and other medical experts who collaborate to ensure your transplant procedure goes smoothly and the recovery process is successful.

  • Transplant Coordinators – Nurses assigned to patients who help coordinate their care throughout the transplantation process.
  • Case Managers – Professionals who manage the discharge planning needs of patients and their families post-transplant.
  • Financial Coordinators – Financial professionals who assist with hospital billing methods, helping transplant patients with financial or insurance issues.
  • Immunologists – Laboratory technicians who perform lab tests that match organs and tissues with recipients. They also monitor the immune system before and after the transplant.
  • Nurse Practitioners – Nurses who work with the surgeons/physicians in caring for patients before, during and after their hospital stay.
  • Social Workers – Professionals who conduct psycho-social evaluations and help patients cope with illness. They also lead support groups and work with the transplant coordinator and families throughout the transplantation process.
  • Dietitians – Professionals who conduct nutritional evaluations of each patient pre- and post-transplantation. Dietitians provide guidelines to maintain a healthy weight and improve transplant outcomes.
  • Transplant Pharmacists – Pharmacists who teach patients about the prescribed medicines and monitor their post-transplant intake.

Transplant Hepatologists

Lydia L. Aye, DO

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Corrie Berk, NP

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Jason T. Cheng, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Bridgeida D. Elhazin, NP

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Michael Lin, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Cholangitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Viral Hepatitis

Wen Long, PA

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Khaled M. Selim, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Cholangitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Viral Hepatitis

Michael L. Volk, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Conditions treated: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis, Fatty liver disease, Liver Transplant, Liver tumor, Portal Hypertension, Primary biliary cholangitis, Viral Hepatitis

Transplant Nephrologists

Thanh X. Hoang, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Conditions treated: ABOi, Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplantation

Rungwasee Rattanavich, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Conditions treated: ABOi Kidney Transplant, Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation

Rafael Villicana, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Conditions treated: ABOi Kidney Transplant, Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation

Transplant Surgeons

Pedro W. Baron, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer (all types), Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure, Type 1 Diabetes (pancreas transplant)

Charles F. Bratton, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer (all types), Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure, Type 1 Diabetes (Type 1)

Michael E. De Vera, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer (all types), Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Pancreatic Tumors – Malignant & Benign, Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure

Gwendolyn M. Garnett, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer, Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure, Type 1 Diabetes (Type 1)

Arputharaj H. Kore, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer (all types), Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure, Type 1 Diabetes (Type 1)

Philip Y. Wai, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Conditions treated: Acute Liver Failure, Bile Duct Injuries, Bile duct obstruction, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatobiliary, Liver Benign tumors, Liver Cancer (all types), Liver Cyst (laparoscopic surgery), Portal Hypertension, Renal Failure, Type 1 Diabetes (Type 1)

Transplant Cardiologists

Antoine E. Sakr, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Conditions treated: Coronary Artery Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD) as a Bridge to Transplant or as Destination Therapy

Liset N. Stoletniy, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Conditions treated: Coronary Artery Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD) as a Bridge to Transplant or as Destination Therapy

Transplant Cardiac Surgeons

Leonard Bailey, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Conditions treated: AV Canal, Arterial Septal Defect (ASD), Cardiac Transplant Coarctation of Aorta Repair Congenital Heart, Congenital Heart Defects, Congenital heart disease, Defect Correction Heart Valve, Heart Valve Diseases, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Patent ductus arteriosus, Prosthesis, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis, Single Ventricle, Subaortic Membrane, Tetralogy of Fallot

David G. Rabkin, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Conditions treated: Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Regurgitation, Aortic dissection, Aortic insufficiency, Aortic stenosis, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)-Adult, Coronary Artery Disease, Endocarditis, Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral valve prolapse, Pulmonary Regurgitation, Pulmonary Stenosis, Structural and Valvular Heart Disease , Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic pseudoaneurysm, Tricuspid Stenosis, Tricuspid regurgitation

Anees J. Razzouk, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Conditions treated: Aortic insufficiency, Atherosclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Coarctation of the aorta, Congenital Heart Defects, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Endocarditis, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Diseases, Heart rhythm disorders, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Ischemic cardiomyopathy, Mitral regurgitation - acute, Mitral regurgitation - chronic, Mitral stenosis, Mitral valve prolapse, Myocardial contusion, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Pericarditis - constrictive, Pulmonary valve stenosis, Tetralogy of Fallot, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Truncus arteriosus, Ventricular septal defect