Solid Organ Transplant

The division of transplant anesthesia provides exposure and experience in the management of kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreas, liver, small bowel and multivisceral transplantation in children and adults. In addition, this service provides coverage for all pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, living donor hepatectomies as well as the perioperative intensive care management of these patients. 

Residents will complete 2 months of transplant anesthesia during their CA-2 year, and a 3rd month during the CA-3 year.  On average, residents are involved in approximately 15-20 transplants per month, plus many hepatobiliary surgical precedures such as Whipples and liver resections. Residents will be exposed to the management of massive blood transfusions, fluid shifts, TEE, and thromboelastogram interpretation. They will become experts in placing central lines, pulmonary artery catheters, rapid transfusing lines and arterial catheters.

Core Faculty:

Adult Division

     Jeffery S. Plotkin, MD. Associate Professor and Adult Division Chief
     Lorenzo DeMarchi, MD. Associate Professor
     Jason Hoelfing, MD. Assistant Professor
     
Joseph Mueller, MD. Assistant Professor
     Brent Gilmore, MD. Assistant Professor

Pediatric Division

     Sudha Ved, MD. Professor and Pediatric Division Chief
     Lorenzo DeMarchi, MD Associate Professor
     Vinh Nguyen, DO. Assistant Professor
     Mohebat Taharipour, MD. Assistant Professor