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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

First-Year Fellows: 

Eliza Lee

Eliza Lee, M.D.
Bio: Eliza grew up in Hanover, PA. She graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry and Religion from Gettysburg College. Eliza received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she developed an early interest in surgery. Following graduation from medical school, she completed her residency training in general surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. While there, she completed a three-year research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital focused on clinical outcomes within pediatric transplantation. A current first year fellow in abdominal transplantation at Johns Hopkins, Eliza’s clinical and research interests range from pediatric transplantation to improving access to transplant surgery across racial and socioeconomic groups. Outside of surgery, Eliza enjoys spending time with her dog, Olive, long-distance running, and hiking.

Michelle Nguyen

Michelle C. Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H.
Bio: Michelle C. Nguyen, MD, MPH is a multi-organ abdominal transplant fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Transplant Surgery. She completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at The University of Iowa and obtained her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at The Ohio State University during which time she also earned a Master’s in Public Health. Dr. Nguyen has contributed to numerous publications and national presentations. Her research interests include utilizing healthcare databases to understand and improve recipient and donor perioperative outcomes as it relates to comorbid conditions, socio-behavioral and socioeconomic mechanisms, and perioperative system processes. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling abroad, hiking/backpacking, long-distance running, and gastronomy. She lives in Towson, MD with her husband and two cats.

Second-Year Fellows:

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth (Betsy) King, M.D., Ph.D.
Bio: Elizabeth King, who we call Betsy, is our current second year fellow. Betsy grew up near Chicago and earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. Betsy attended Medical School at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She has been at Johns Hopkins for the past decade. Betsy completed her general surgery training as a Halsted resident and earned a PhD in Clinical Investigations from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation focused on readmissions following kidney transplantation. As a resident, Betsy also contributed to the development and dissemination of our Live Donor Champion program, which is an education and advocacy training program aimed at increasing live donation. Academically, Betsy is now interested in understanding the impact of social factors on post-transplant outcomes. Clinically, Betsy enjoys building lasting relationships with our transplant recipients and empowering them in their recovery.  Her favorite music to listen to while operating is The Killers, Indie Dance Radio, and Best of the 80's Reloaded.

Betsy's greatest accomplishment is her family. Her husband Sean is awesome. He is a pediatric anesthesiologist and intensivist at Hopkins. Betsy and Sean have a five-year-old daughter and a three-year old son. When Betsy is not learning the art of transplantation, she spends every minute with her children. The three of them enjoy going for night walks, sketching together, and eating peanut butter and jelly.

Past Fellows

YearsNameCurrent Position
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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