• Transplant Surgeons and Physicians at Lahey

    Physicians who care for transplant patients at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include transplant surgeons, transplant hepatologists, transplant nephrologists, anesthesiologists, and specialists in infectious diseases, psychiatry, blood bank, pathology, cardiology and radiology.

    The transplant surgeons at Lahey are board certified and have extensive experience in all aspects of the surgical care of transplant patients. They also manage immunosuppressive medication following transplantation and monitor patients for the development of rejection.

    The transplant surgeons work collaboratively with other members of the transplant team and enlist their expertise when appropriate. The surgeons also perform non-transplant hepatobiliary surgery and general surgery in transplant patients.

    • Mohamed Akoad, MD  
    • Chair, Department of Transplantation  
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University  
    • Yee-Lee Cheah, MD 
    • Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
    • Director, Live Liver Donation Program
    • Caroline J. Simon, MD 
    • Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
    • Associate Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program
    • Andrea Sorcini, MD  
    • Live Donor Nephrectomy Surgeon 
    • Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
       

    Transplant Hepatologists at Lahey 

    Transplant hepatologists are physicians who specialize in liver disease both before and after liver transplantation. Our hepatologists are experts in the treatment of pre- and post-transplant hepatitis B and C, autoimmune liver diseases and hereditary liver diseases.

    In addition, they perform liver biopsies and procedures to ensure that bile ducts are functioning properly. Our hepatologists also specialize in the management of complications associated with immunosuppression.

    • Fredric Gordon, MD  
    • Vice-Chair, Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Department  
    • Director of Hepatology 
    • Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University 
    • Amy Tien, MD  
    • Senior Staff Hepatologist 
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University 
    • Amir A. Qamar, MD  
    • Senior Staff Hepatologist 
    • Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University
    • Stephen Fabry, MD  
    • Senior Staff Hepatologist 
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University 
    • Andreana Kosinski, PA-C
    • Physician Assistant

    Transplant Nephrologists at Lahey  

    Transplant nephrologists are physicians who specialize in kidney disease both before and after kidney transplantation. They are experts in managing hypertension and regulating fluid retention.

    Transplant nephrologists also specialize in immunosuppression management and the complications associated with renal failure and kidney transplantation.

    • Kimberly A. Brinkman, CRNP
    • Nurse Practitioner

    Living Liver Donor Gastroenterologists 

    Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in treating disorders of the liver and digestive systems. In addition, Drs. Burns and Robson evaluate living liver donor candidates to ensure that each can safely donate a portion of their liver without placing themselves at risk.  These physicians have no part in the care of potential transplant recipients. 

    • David Burns, MD CNSP  
    • Senior Staff Gastroenterologist 
    • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University 
    Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases Physician Assistants
    • Thomas McLaughlin, PA-C 

     

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