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Format: 04/23/2014
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Fourth Surgeon Joins Allegheny General Hospital Abdominal Transplant Team

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA (October 5, 2011) – Peter L. Abrams, MD, a surgeon who specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation, has joined the Department of Surgery and Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH).

Dr. Abrams completed an abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery.

Dr. Abrams joins a team of fellow Starzl protégés now directing the AGH abdominal transplant program, including Ngoc Thai, MD, PHD, Kusum Tom, MD and Akhtar Khan, MD. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of both the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

One of the state’s leading centers for adult organ transplantation, AGH’s abdominal transplant program offers patients with end stage renal and liver disease access to a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team of specialists with state-of-the-art treatment capabilities.

In July, 2011, the AGH team became one of just a few in the nation to perform robotic assisted kidney removal for transplantation, further minimizing the invasiveness of the procedure and its toll on kidney donors. The hospital has also helped reduce the waiting time for kidney transplant candidates by playing a major active role in national live kidney donor exchanges.

AGH’s liver transplant program received CMS certification in 2010 and has consistently achieved outcomes that are among the best in the country in terms of both complication rates and patient survival.

For more information, visit the AGH Center for Abdominal Transplantation or call 4122-Doctors to schedule an appointment.

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