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Meet the Team

Led by renowned transplant surgeons with decades of collective experience, our multidisciplinary staff takes an integrated approach to care that addresses the whole person—medically and emotionally.

Our transplant team is an interdisciplinary group of seasoned specialists—including nephrologists (doctors who specialize in kidney disease), hepatologists (doctors who specialize in liver disease) and transplant surgeons. The team is supported by endocrinologists, urologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, transplant nurses, social workers and dietitians—who work together to formulate a customized treatment plan, ensuring that each patient's medical and psychological needs are appropriately addressed.

A transplant coordinator supervises care from initial testing through recovery, serving as liaison among the patient, his/her family, the donor (if applicable) and the transplant team. The psychologist and psychiatrist perform assessments to determine psychosocial preparedness for transplantation and provide support and education throughout the transplant process. Social workers and case managers work with potential recipients and donors to help coordinate pre- and post-transplant care, develop financial plans and address insurance issues. Research coordinators initiate studies, collect data, enroll patients and equip the transplant team with the most advanced information available.
 

Piedmont Transplant Institute

Harrison S. Pollinger, DO
Harrison S. Pollinger, DO

Program Director

Eric Gibney, MD
Eric Gibney, MD

Program Director

 

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

Christina Klein, MD
Christina Klein, MD

Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Transplant Nephrologist

Jonathan Hundley, MD
Jonathan Hundley, MD

Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas, Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon

 

Transplant Nephrologist

Eric Gibney, MD
Eric Gibney, MD

Transplant Nephrology

Erica Hartmann, MD
Erica Hartmann, MD

Transplant Nephrology

Jose Lizcano, MD
Jose Lizcano, MD

Transplant Nephrology

Joshua Wolf, MD
Joshua Wolf, MD

Transplant Nephrology

 

Multi-organ Transplant Surgeons

Melissa Gibbs, MD
Melissa Gibbs, MD

Transplant Surgery

Emmanuel Minja, MD
Emmanuel Minja, MD

Transplant Surgery

Miguel Tan, MD
Miguel Tan, MD

Transplant Surgery

Clark Kensinger, MD
Clark Kensinger, MD

Transplant Surgery

 

Liver Diseases and Transplantations

Roshan Shrestha, MD
Roshan Shrestha, MD

Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Transplant Hepatologist

Marwan Kazimi, MD
Marwan Kazimi, MD

Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon

 

Multi-organ Transplant Surgeons

Melissa Gibbs, MD
Melissa Gibbs, MD

Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon

Harrison S. Pollinger, DO
Harrison S. Pollinger, DO

Program Director

Jon Hundley, MD
Jon Hundley, MD

Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas, Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon

 

Transplant Hepatologists

Devina Bhasin, MD
Devina Bhasin, MD

Transplant Hepatology

Nader Dbouk, MD
Nader Dbouk, MD

Transplant Hepatology

Jawad Ilyas, MD
Jawad Ilyas, MD

Transplant Hepatology

Rahul Maheshwari, MD
Rahul Maheshwari, MD

Transplant Hepatology

Ray Rubin, MD
Ray Rubin, MD

Chief Scientific Officer

Lance L. Stein, MD
Lance L. Stein, MD

Medical Director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation

 

Liver, Pancreas and Cancer Surgery

Andrew Page, MD
Andrew Page, MD

Director of Pancreas, Liver and Cancer Surgery, Surgical Oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Network Certified Member

 

Surgeons

Kevin T. Nguyen, MD, PhD
Kevin T. Nguyen, MD, PhD

Hepatobiliary Surgeon, MD Anderson Cancer Network Certified Member

Marwan Kazimi, MD
Marwan Kazimi, MD

Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon

Melissa Gibbs, MD
Melissa Gibbs, MD

Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon

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