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Kidney / Pancreas Transplant

Rush's Kidney & Kidney-Pancreas program specializes in providing excellent care for patients seeking pre and post kidney and pancreas transplantation services. For more than 20 years, Rush has been one of the most active transplant centers in the region.

Our highly skilled team is known for handling the most complex patient cases and is committed to caring for high-risk recipients. Working together, the team shares information and ideas to ensure full communication about your case and determine the best course of treatment before, during and after your transplant.

Surgical Director- Living Donor Transplant Program

​Practice Emphasis: Liver transplant 

Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Abdominal transplant surgery

Board Certification: Surgery

Special Interests: Single-incision laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, living donor liver transplant, vascular access surgery

Languages Spoken: Arabic

​Surgical director, kidney transplant program

Practice Emphasis: Kidney/pancreas transplant, living kidney donation, vascular access surgery

Fellowship: Indiana University Medical Center- Indianapolis, abdominal transplant surgery

Board Certification: Surgery

Special Interests: Kidney/pancreas transplant, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, living donor kidney transplant, liver transplant, vascular access

Special Procedures: liver resection, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, ultrasound evaluation of vascular access; vascular access surgery

Practice Emphasis: Renal transplant, vascular access surgery, kidney transplant surgery

Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospital - Minneapolis, transplant surgery

Board Certification: Surgery

Special Interests: Immunology

Special Procedures: Vascular access surgery

​Surgical Director- Kidney-Pancreas and Pancreas Transplant Program

Practice Emphasis: Abdominal Transplant

Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center - Transplant Surgery

Board Certification: Surgery

Special Interests: Dialysis access surgery, Donor nephrectomy, Kidney transplantation,Minimally invasive procedures, Pancreas transplantation, Pancreas-kidney transplantation, Vascular access surgery

Lanuages Spoken: Yoruba


​Our program at Rush offers the following services:

  • Living donor transplants
  • Kidney donor surgery available using micro-invasive, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy or the high-definition da Vinci Surgical System
  • Kidney-Pancreas transplants
  • Pancreas transplants
  • Transplants using hard-to-place organs for suitable recipients
  • Transplantation for patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Innovative techniques to ensure that highly sensitized patients are able to receive transplants
  • Vascular access surgery
  • Extensive post-transplant follow-up care with our multidisciplinary team
  • Bilingual staff and interpreter services for non-English-speaking patients


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University Transplant Program- Downtown
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 161
Elevator III
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-4252
Fax: 312-942-3055
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University Transplant Program--Oak Park
520 S. Maple Ave
3rd Floor - East
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: 312-942-4252
Fax: 312-942-3055
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