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  • Phone: 813 663 5220
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: General Surgery and Hepatology

Specialty Focus: Liver Transplantation, Hepatic Disorders, Liver Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Portal Hypertension, Hepatitis C and B, Chronic Liver Disease, Biliary Injuries, Organ Transplantation, Organ Donation, Liver Failure, Liver Oncology, Surgical complications

Education: HepatoBiliary and Organ Transplantation Fellowship, New England Deaconess/Harvard Dept. of Surgery, Boston, MA; General Surgery, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA; MD, Ponce Health Sciences, Ponce, PR; BS, Biology, Boston College

Years in Practice: 24

Additional Information

I have twenty four years of hepato-biliary surgery and liver transplantation experience at a quaternary care, 1,010 bed teaching hospital. Trained at the Harvard Department of Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital program in Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation. I’m a very rare liver specialist with multi-faceted skills and national recognition in 4 major fields: surgery, hepatic surgery and transplantation, hepatology (medical disorders), and hepato-oncology (liver cancer). Directed liver transplantation and liver cancer programs. American Board of Surgery certified Granted Fellow designation by the prestigious hepatology society, the AASLD. Collaborative Professor rank at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Principal investigator and researcher in pivotal trials of liver transplantation, acute liver failure, NASH, hepatitits C, and liver cancer. Published in topics of acute liver failure, liver cancer, liver transplantation, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, ethnic and ethical aspects of transplantation, and liver oncology. Expert CME teacher nationally, advisor, research mentor, and speaking experience nationally. Expert in systemic chemotherapy management of liver cancer. Robotic surgery certified Topics: Liver Transplants, Biliary disorders, Tumors, Liver Cancer, Liver Diseases, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatology, Liver Oncology, Surgical Disorders. Experienced in Hepatitis C treatment of Inmates Case examples include: Disability for Surgeons Cancer Diagnosis Bile Duct injuries Surgical Complications Hepatitis C Inmate Treatments Liver Toxicity