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Organ Transplant Program

Meet Our Team The power of the UMass Memorial Medical Center Organ Transplantation Program lies in our phenomenal staff. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team of dedicated transplant specialists all work together to address the complex medical, psychosocial and logistical needs of each transplant patient, their families and living donors. We are dedicated to providing the best

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When your patients need an organ transplant, we’re here. As the largest liver transplant program and one of the largest kidney transplant programs in New England, UMass Memorial Medical Center collaborates with you to give your patients highly specialized and timely care, support and education throughout all phases of transplant care, including living donor liver and kidney transplants. The UMass Memorial Organ Transplant Program has emerged as a leading center in New England. In recent years we have: • Performed more liver transplants than any other center in New England — and the second-highest number of deceased-donor kidney transplants in the state • Launched a comprehensive living donor liver transplant program, expanding the number of available organs and decreasing the wait time for eligible patients • Streamlined the process and shortened the time to place patients on the UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) waiting list • Consistently attained mean times to transplant — how long patients remain on the waiting list — that are highly competitive

care for patients and keeping you

• Consistently documented outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks

informed of their progress along

Other areas of expertise include:

their transplantation journey.

• Treatment of end-stage liver disease • Hepatocellular carcinoma • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy • Pancreas transplant

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• Simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant • Resection for benign and malignant tumors and lesions of the liver or pancreas • Biliary tree benign and malignant tumor resection and reconstruction

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We are approved by the United Network for Organ Sharing for both deceased and living donor transplantation.

Call for a consultation or to refer your patient: 508-334-1269.

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Our Team Transplant Surgeons Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD

Reza Saidi, MD

Chief, Organ Transplantation; Professor of Surgery, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Surgery Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Transplant Surgery)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Surgery Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (Transplantation)

Nicolas Jabbour, MD Professor of Surgery, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care Medical School: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Transplant Surgery)

Transplant Hepatologists Graham Barnard, MD

Curtis Barry, MD

Director, Transplant Hepatology; Associate Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Gastroenterology)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Gastroenterology), Lahey Clinic (Transplant Hepatology)

Savant Mehta, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant, Hepatology Medical School: All-India Institute of Medical Sciences Fellowships: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, All-India Medical Center (Gastroenterology)

Transplant Nephrologists Jeffrey Stoff, MD

Pang-Yen Fan, MD

Chief, Renal and Transplantation Medicine; Professor of Medicine and Physiology, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Nephrology Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo Fellowships: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School (Nephrology), National Institutes of Health (Nephrology)

Medical Director, Renal Transplant Program; Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Nephrology Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center (Nephrology)

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Transplant Infectious Diseases Sonia Chimienti, MD

Jennifer Daly, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Infectious Disease and Immunology Fellowship Program, UMass Medical School; Medical Director, Transplant Services Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Medical School: University of California at San Francisco Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Combined Program (Infectious Disease)

Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School; Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Medical Microbiology Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Infectious Diseases)

Transplant Anesthesiologist

Transplant Psychiatrist

Farajallah Habib, MD

Brian Szetela, MD

Director, Anesthesia for Transplant Services; Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Anesthesiology Medical School: Alexandria University Residency: UMass Memorial/UMass Medical School

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School Board Certified: Psychiatry Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Liver Transplant Staff Liver Pre-Transplant Coordinators

Social Workers

Sondra Andrews, RN, BSN Debbie Dallicker, RN, BSN, CCTC

Dina Jamieson, MSW, LICSW Doris Tripp-MacPherson, MSW, LICSW

Liver Post-Transplant Coordinators

Financial Coordinator

Cathleen Dunn, RN, BSN Jill Speicher, RN, BSN, CCTC

Joni McMahon, TFC

Liver Coordinator Assistants Living Donor Transplant Coordinator Paula Bigwood, MHA, BSN, RN, CCTC

Sonia Ortiz Cheryl Pulaski

Kidney Transplant Staff Kidney/Pancreas Pre-Transplant Coordinators

Financial Coordinator

Jodi Lane, MS, RN, CCTC Linda Letourneau, RN, BSN, CCTC

Lucy McCarthy

Kidney/Pancreas Coordinator Assistant Kidney/Transplant Post-Transplant Coordinator

Bridget Breault

Tammy Lovewell, RN, BSN, CCTC Caitlin Piche, RN

Kidney/Pancreas Administrative Assistant Dale Schnorf

Living Donor Transplant Coordinator Paula Bigwood, MHA, BSN, RN, CCTC

Living Donor Administrative Assistant Darlene Naleski

Social Workers Dina Jamieson, MSW, LICSW Ellen Wells, MSW, LICSW

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UMassMemorial Medical Center A Member of UMass Memorial Health Care

Patients and families trust UMass Memorial Medical Center as the region’s leading academic medical center, committed to improving the health of our communities in Central New England. With our partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, we are committed to excellence in primary and specialty care, community service, teaching and research. The Medical Center offers advanced technology and support services for patients and families, providing the region with specialists renowned for their expertise in caring for adults and children. Contributions to UMass Memorial Medical Center are deeply appreciated. Call 508-856-5520 or email giving@umassmed.edu.

UMassMemorial Health Care UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central New England with more than 13,000 employees and nearly 2,000 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our Cancer, Diabetes, Heart and Vascular, and Musculoskeletal Centers of Excellence we deliver seamless programs of quality and compassionate care for patients across our health care system.

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