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Performing more liver transplants than anyone else in North Texas for three years in a row, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Liver Transplant Program continues to experience unprecedented growth while maintaining exceptional patient outcomes.
Through our transplant network located throughout Texas, we make liver transplantation more accessible for people living in El Paso, Lubbock, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our transplant operations take place at Clements University Hospital, which boasts one of the country’s shortest lengths of stay after surgery.
Air Force veteran Rick Nelson's health had been deteriorating for nearly 20 years due to a hereditary liver disease. With time running out, he received a new liver at UT Southwestern, thanks to a close collaboration between the Dallas VA and UTSW, which provides veterans with better access to lifesaving transplants.
Susan Anigabor’s health deteriorated quickly after being diagnosed with decompensated liver disease and she was referred to our Liver Transplant Program. Susan was about to take her nursing exams when she got the call for transplant. After a successful recovery, she graduated nursing school and is hoping to be able to provide the same care she received at UT Southwestern.
Juan Cueto developed liver disease and bile duct cancer, but his life changed dramatically when doctors at UT Southwestern informed him that he was eligible for a liver transplant procedure following a new protocol developed by Dr. Parsia Vagefi and his team.
UT Southwestern’s Liver Transplant Program is made up of a team of skilled surgeons, hepatologists (liver doctors), intensive care doctors, infectious disease doctors, endocrinologists, imaging experts, nurses, transplant coordinators, social workers, psychologists, dietitians, pharmacists, financial coordinators, and other specialists who work side by side. Our team’s expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive, integrated care that helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Arjmand Mufti, M.D., is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He trained in internal medicine at Kings College Hospital in London and at the University of Chicago, where he also received advanced training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Aside from a busy clinical practice, Dr. Mufti collaborates with several of the leading peer-reviewed hepatology journals around the world as an ad-hoc reviewer and as a member of several editorial boards.
Steven I. Hanish, M.D., is the Surgical Director of UTSW’s Liver Transplantation Program. He received surgical training at Duke University School of Medicine and received advanced training in transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He received additional training in living-donor liver transplantation at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. His clinical focus is on expanding the availability of liver transplant – from both living and deceased donors – to patients who weren’t previously eligible.
Comprehensive, World-Renowned Transplant Care
UT Southwestern provides the highest-quality care and helps restore patients to full and productive lives. Our transplantation teams are there for patients, from initial evaluation through the life of the organ
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Transplant Intake Coordinator: Helen Bankston, RN, B.S.N.
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