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Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology – Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology – Tulane University

Tulane University School of Medicine invites applications for a qualified Hepatologist with expertise in Liver Transplant to serve as the next Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology.

Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology – Tulane University School of Medicine
Transplant Hepatology, Liver Transplant , Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Tulane University - Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology

Position Specifics
The Tulane Transplant Institute seeks a dynamic transplant hepatologist to lead the expansion of the liver transplant program at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country. The successful Medical Director will have the opportunity to build Tulane’s already well established liver transplant program (3 txpt hepatologists, 3 txpt surgeons) into one of the nation’s preeminent destinations for liver transplantation.

Recently, the COM Dean and the CEO of the Health System have identified the expansion of the liver transplant program as one of their top strategic priorities. Additionally, the Chair of Medicine (a gastroenterologist) and the Chair of Surgery (a transplant surgeon) have formalized their support for this initiative through their joint recruitment of Dr. Hoonbae Jeon as Surgical Director of Liver Transplant in early 2018. As such, the incoming medical director will have significant resources and enterprise-wide support for program building. The ideal candidate will be an excellent clinician, board certified/eligible in transplant hepatology, and eager to build the hepatology and liver transplant services. Prior leadership experience preferred but not required.

Required Qualifications
Qualified applicants must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent and must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Louisiana. Additional qualifications include ABIM board certification or board eligibility in Transplant Hepatology.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position Specifics

Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology

Tulane Liver Transplant Team

  • Transplant Hepatologists
    • Fredric Regenstein, MD – Professor of Medicine
    • Luis Balart, MD – Professor of Medicine
    • Martin Moehlen, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine
    • Patricio Arias, MD – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant at Children’s NOLA
  • Transplant Surgeons
    • Hoonbae Jeon, MD – Professor of Surgery; Medical Director of Liver Transplant
    • Anil Paramesh, MD – Professor of Surgery; Director of Kidney, Pancreas and Living Donor Transplantation
    • Mary Killackey, MD – Professor of Surgery; Chair of Surgery Department
  • Transplant Operations Team
    • Helen ‘Gigi’ Spicer, RN – Vice President of Transplant Services
    • Ed Medina, RN – Director of Transplant Services (and currently holds rank as Lieutenant Colonel in US Air Force)
    • Josephine D’Amico – Quality Manager, Transplant Services


Dr. Hoonbae Jeon - Director of Liver Transplant Surgery

Liver Transplant and Living-Donor Program

Liver transplant has been performed at Tulane with great success since 1997, continuing to grow each year with outstanding results that exceed the national average. The Liver Transplant and Living-Donor Program at the Tulane Transplant Institute combines compassionate and cutting-edge medical care with advanced surgical techniques and innovative surgical research. Both living-donor and cadaveric liver transplants are available through the Tulane Transplant Institute.

Non-Transplant Liver & Biliary Surgery
Our expertise and technology extend well beyond transplant as our surgical staff are highly trained hepatobiliary surgeons, performing over 50 liver and bile duct surgeries each year. Our multidisciplinary team provides our patients with many options for treating their tumor whether in the operating room or the radiology suite. We have the most up-to-date therapies available for our patients including advanced minimally invasive procedures, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, and stereotactic radiation implants among others.

Tulane Liver Disease Management Program
The Tulane Liver Disease Management Program at Tulane Transplant Institute provides physicians and their patients with an effective approach to diagnosis and treatment of early stage liver dysfunction and/or failure. Our comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, both adult and pediatric, provides a full spectrum of services in a holistic setting. Our team approach to treatment works effectively across scientific and clinical disciplines to produce optimum treatment outcomes.

Transplant Institute - Surgical Suite

Tulane Transplant Institute

Tulane Medical Center, located in the heart of New Orleans, LA, has long played an important role in the development of organ transplantation. Since the early 1960’s, Tulane physicians have strived to make life better for people with organ failure.

In 1959, the first living donor kidney transplant in New Orleans was performed at Tulane. We are proud of our long history in transplant. As a truly multiorgan program, we offer comprehensive disease management for patients with kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestinal disorders.

With the focus on patient care and outcomes, our multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians evaluates and treats each patient as an individual. We strive to create a care plan that is comprehensive and personalized, reserving transplantation for patients that fail other, more conservative treatment modalities. Once transplantation is indicated, our outcomes are impressive. We pride ourselves on our results and have performed more than 3000 life-saving liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

Our physicians continue to lead the way by performing cutting edge procedures, such as laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and laparoscopic liver resections. We have also been leaders in clinical research, working to improve patient care by searching for better ways to treat diseases such as Hepatitis C, and to prevent and eradicate rejection. Our state-of-the-art, dedicated clinic and inpatient unit allow for streamlined, multidisciplinary care of our patients. And cutting-edge technologies – such as the FibroScan alternative to traditional liver biopsies – provide treatment and management options not available at many transplant centers.

Tulane Abdominal Transplant Clinic
The Tulane Abdominal Transplant Clinic is located on the 6th floor of Tulane Medical Center. It has a spacious waiting area, state-of-the-art exam rooms, and multi-purpose rooms which are used for meeting with the transplant social workers, financial coordinators, dietitians, nurses and doctors, or for viewing educational videos with ease, comfort, and privacy. The Clinic includes two state-of-the-art procedure rooms which are used to perform biopsies, remove Port-a-caths, and perform other routine procedures. There is a large infusion room, complete with lounge chairs and individual televisions, where our patients can receive intravenous therapy in comfort.

Tulane Abdominal Transplant Unit (TATU)
The Tulane Abdominal Transplant Unit (TATU), located on the 7th floor of Tulane Medical Center, consists of 18 beds—all, private rooms with a private bath and shower. The unit can accommodate patients needing intensive care as well as those who are less acutely ill. Therefore, our patients do not have to move throughout the hospital during their recovery; transplant patients will stay on the TATU throughout their hospitalization.

The TATU caters to all transplant patients: kidney, liver, pancreas, as well as readmission for any transplant patient with either transplant or non-transplant-related medical issues.

The TATU nurses are specially trained, educated, and oriented to the particular needs of the transplant population. They undergo an intensive educational program dedicated to the care of the transplant patient. There is also a nurse practitioner on the TATU who collaborates with the transplant physicians to provide the best care possible for every transplant patient.

Tulane University - Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology

Tulane University School of Medicine

One of the nation’s most recognized centers for medical education, Tulane University School of Medicine is a vibrant center for education, research and public service. Founded in 1834, Tulane University School of Medicine is the second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Today the medical school is but one part of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center, which includes the School of Medicine, the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the University Health Service, the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, the U.S.-Japan Biomedical Research Laboratories, and the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research. Most components of the Health Sciences Center are located in the heart of historic New Orleans, near to the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), Aquarium of the Americas, the Louisiana Superdome and other major attractions.

Tulane School of Medicine recruits top faculty, researchers and students from around the world, and pushes the boundaries of medicine with groundbreaking medical research and surgical advances. From invention of the binocular microscope to robotic surgeries, Tulane School of Medicine remains at the forefront of modern medical innovation. Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care. On a daily basis, we strive to meet our mission of “Education, Research and Patient Care: We Heal Communities.”

Tulane School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Learn more about the amazing work happening at the Tulane University School of Medicine by visiting this link to their website.

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.

Tulane University - Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology

Location – New Orleans, LA

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