Relevant Topics: Liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatitis
Dr. Devina Bhasin is a transplant hepatologist at Piedmont Transplant Institute. Her focus is general liver disease and she has a special interest in the treatment of viral hepatitis. Dr. Bhasin also has an interest in public and global health issues and was a Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician-Scholars in International Health in Cape Town, South Africa where she performed health work in underserved areas with particular focuses on HIV, tuberculosis and preventive care. Dr. Bhasin earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. See Dr. Bhasin interview here.
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Relevant Topics: Heart transplant, cardiac assist devices
Dr. David Dean specializes in cardiac assist devices and heart transplant surgery. A board-certified thoracic surgeon, Dr. Dean sits on the heart review board of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing and has authored numerous abstracts and publications. A principle investigator and nationally-renowned expert in the area of ventricular assist devices, Dr. Dean is able to sustain the life of patients awaiting heart transplants, as well as those who are not deemed candidates for heart transplant. Dr. Dean is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. See Dr. Dean interview here.
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Relevant Topics: Liver, kidney, pancreas transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, robotic kidney removal
Board-certified transplant surgeon Dr. Mark Johnson is the program director of Piedmont Transplant Institute, surgical director of liver transplantation, chairman of the department of transplantation and clinic professor of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine. He specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation surgery as well as hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, where he also performed his residency. He performed his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. See Dr. Johnson interview here.
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Relevant Topics:Living organ donation, paired kidney exchange
Megan Parker, RN, BSN is a living donor coordinator at Piedmont Transplant Institute. She helps those interested in becoming a living organ donor learn more about the process and works daily to increase awareness and education in the Atlanta community about living organ donation as an option for kidney transplant patients. Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University and is currently a member of the International Transplant Nurses Society. She is well-versed and can talk about the entire process of kidney transplantation.
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Relevant Topics: Living organ donation, paired exchange kidney transplantation, kidney disease
Dr. Miguel Tan is a multi-organ transplant surgeon and serves as surgical director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Piedmont Transplant Institute. Dr. Tan's special interests include pancreas transplantation and living donor/paired exchange kidney transplantation. Previously, Dr. Tan was assistant professor of surgery in the division of transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Tan received his medical degree and completed his residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has been published more than 50 times on a variety of transplantation issues. See Dr. Tan interview here.
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