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Current and Past Fellows

We are proud that our fellows have consistently secured strong jobs in the field of transplantation. Below is a history of our fellow graduates and their current positions and institutions.

Current Fellows

Second-Year Fellows

  • Jordan Pyda, M.D.

    Originally from Poland, Jordan grew up in Tennessee and received his BA cum laude from Vanderbilt University with majors in French Literature and Molecular and Cellular Biology and completed his MD at the University of Tennessee. Between his studies, Jordan moved to Boucan Carré, Haiti where he volunteered with Partners in Health (PIH) for three years working in nutrition and development. During medical school Jordan returned to Haiti to work with PIH for one year as the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Sub-Intern at the Hôpital Bon Sauveur in Cange, Haiti. Jordan completed his General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. During his time in Boston, Jordan was a Paul Farmer Global Health Research Fellow at Harvard’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health supported by the Goldsmith and McLennan Family Fellowships. Jordan is dedicated to supporting the development of global transplant surgery, with a particular interest in Haiti. Jordan enjoys swimming, cycling, and reading.

    abdominal transplant fellowship - Dr. Jordan Pyda
  • Kiara Tulla, M.D.

    Kiara grew up in Connecticut. She graduated with a degree in Neurobiology from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency training in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical and research interests include the role of robotics in transplantation, living donation and its utilization in Hispanic and minority communities, and improving access to transplantation among marginalized populations, including obese candidates. Outside of the hospital, her favorite things are spending time exploring new restaurants and places with friends and family, staying active playing volleyball or riding her bike along the water.

    abdominal transplant fellowship - image of Dr. Tulla

First-Year Fellows

Francis (Frank) Tinney, M.D.

Francis (Frank) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated with a degree in psychology from Princeton University, where he was a cross country and track athlete. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, Michigan. His clinical interests include the implantation of robotics in transplantation and novel strategies to expand living and deceased organ donation. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys a run along the waterfront, exploring the local coffee scene, and digging through the stacks of his favorite record shop.

headshot of Frank Tinney

Past Fellows

YearsNameCurrent Position
2020-2022Sharon Ruth Weeks Groh, M.D.Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
2019-2021Michelle Nguyen, M.D.Mayo Clinic Arizona
2019-2021Eliza Lee, M.D.Philadelphia General Hospital
2018-2020Elizabeth Ann King, M.D., Ph.D.Johns Hopkins Medicine,
Assistant Professor of Surgery
2017-2019Jaime M. Glorioso, M.D.Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Professor
2016-2018Russell Wesson, MBChBJohns Hopkins University
Division of Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Ashraf Reyad, M.B.B.Ch.

Fort Worth and Medical City Alliance, Fort Worth Hospital
Assistant Professor


Charbel Chalouhy, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Urology
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Fellow
2014-2015 (One year Hepatic Surgery Training Program)Ryosuke Misawa, M.D.Jackson Memorial Miami
General Surgery Resident
2013-2014 (One year Advanced Laparoscopic Transplant Surgery Program)Gelu Osian, M.D., Ph.D.Regional Institute for Gastroenterology

Bonnie E. Lonze, M.D., Ph.D.

NYU Medical Langone Center
Division of Transplant Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
2011-2013Susanna Nazarian, M.D., Ph.D.Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Division of Transplant Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
2010-2012Jayme E. Locke, M.D., Ph.D.University of Alabama Hospital
Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery 
2009-2011Christopher Simpkins, M.D., M.P.H.         Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Division of Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant
Assistant Professor of Surgery 
2008-2010Nabil Dagher, M.D.NYU Medical Langone Center
Division of Transplant Surgery
Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

Zoe Stewart, M.D., Ph.D.

Carver College of Medicine
Division of Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director, Transplant Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
2005-2007Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Epidemiology Research

Associate Vice Chair, Research
Professor of Surgery

Tomasz Kozlowski, M.D.

University of North Carolina
Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

2003-2005Alan Hawxby, M.D.

Oklahoma Transplant Center
Division of Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

2002-2004Seth Karp, M.D.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Transplant Surgery
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center
Professor of Surgery

2001-2003Edward Falta, M.D.

Keller Army Community Hospital
Chief, General Surgery 

2000-2002Matthew Cooper, M.D.Georgetown University Hospital
Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant
1999-2001Henkie Tan, M.D., Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh SOM
Assistant Professor, Living Kidney Donor
Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
1998-2000Aloke Mandal, M.D., Ph.D.Optum- Los Angeles, California
Medical Director
1997-1999Robert Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D.NYU Medical Langone Center
Director, NYU Langone Transplant
Professor of Surgery
1996-1998Kenneth Chavin, M.D., Ph.D.Case Western Reserve University
Professor of Surgery
Transplant Surgery
1995-1997Douglas Slakey, M.D., M.P.H.Tulane University SOM
Chief, Department of Surgery
Clinical Professor of Urology and Pediatrics
Professor of Surgery
1994-1996David Holt, M.D.Loyola University Hospital
General Surgery
1993-1995Francisco Cigarroa, M.D.University of Texas Health Science
National Research Council Committee
Transplant Surgeon
1992-1994Warren Maley, M.D.Jefferson University
Director, Live Donor Liver Transplant
Professor of Surgery
1991-1993Gazi Zibari, M.D.

Willis-Knighton Health System
Director of Transplantation
Director of Advanced Surgery
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

1990-1992Jeffrey Fair, M.D.The University of Texas Medical Branch
Transplant Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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