Division Chief

Chief, Division of Transplant

The Division of Abdominal Transplant at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson has been helping patients in need of organ transplants for more than 40 years. Our division performs an average of 80 solid organ transplants per year, including five combined organ transplants. Currently, we provide service for patients in terminal organ failure and in need of:

  • Solid organ transplants, which include kidney, liver and pancreas transplantations, as well as multi-organ transplants (liver-kidney, liver-heart, heart-kidney, lung-kidney and kidney-pancreas). We also have a living donor kidney transplant program.

Our division is also active in the basic science research and future clinical application of islet cell transplantation for patients with insulin dependent diabetes and the development of bio-artificial kidneys for human transplantation. These efforts have been funded by more than $10 million in research awards and grants.

Our transplant recipients are cared for by our multidisciplinary team, which includes transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, transplant hepatologists, critical care, anesthesia, and infectious disease specialists, as well as transplant coordinators, social workers, financial counselors, pharmacists, dietitians, and mental health specialists. This multidisciplinary approach assures optimal care of our patients before, during and after transplantation.

Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling (520) 694-8888.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

PO Box 245131
Tucson, AZ 85724-5131
Office Phone: (520) 626-2635
Fax: (520) 626-1411