Medical Team

TRANSPLANT NEPHROLOGISTS

SERBAN CONSTANTINESCU, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Renal transplantation
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Carol Davila University (Bucharest, Romania)
TRAINING: Internship, St. Vincent's Medical Center (Staten Island, NY); Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Fellowships, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed
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IRIS LEE, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Kidney transplantation, glomerular disease, research interests in kidney transplantation, T-cell tolerance and transplant immunology, immune mechanisms of nephritis
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania; Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Pennsylvania; Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

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JEAN LEE, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, research interest in dialysis
MEDICAL SCHOOL: College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School
TRAINING: Internal medicine residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Nephrology fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

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MYTHILI GHANTA, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Renal transplantation, transplant immunology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Guntur Medical College (Guntur, India)
TRAINING: Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY; Nephrology fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Transplant nephrology fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

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CRYSTAL A. GADEGBEKU, M.D. F.A.H.A.
Section Chief, Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation
Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Chronic kidney disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Virginia School of Medicine
TRAINING: Residency, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA; Fellowship, University of Virginia Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine and Nephrology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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AVRUM GILLESPIE, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Healthcare disparities, kidney transplant, biomarkers
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn, NY)
TRAINING: Nephrology fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Internal medicine residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine

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SWATI RAO, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Renal transplantation, transplant immunology, antibody mediated rejection,desensitization, antibody mediated rejection
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India
TRAINING: Fellowship, Renal Transplant, Emory University Hospital; Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University Hospital; Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts
CERTIFICATION: Nephrology; Internal Medicine

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TRANSPLANT SURGEONS

ANTONIO DI CARLO, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC
Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Transplantation of liver, kidney, and pancreas; multivisceral transplant surgery; laparoscopic and single incision laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy and adrenalectomy; liver resection; biliary reconstruction, adrenal surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
TRAINING: Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI; Fellowship, Experimental Surgery (Research), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Residency, General Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CERTIFICATION: General Surgery
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ANDREAS KARACHRISTOS, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, renal and pancreas transplantation, general surgery on the end-organ failure patient
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
TRAINING: Organ Transplantation/Hepatobiliary Surgery fellowship, University of Cincinnati; General surgery residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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SUNIL S. KARHADKAR, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation; molecular mechanisms of injury repair and renewal and their links to organ regeneration and oncogenesis, AV fistulas, vascular access for dialysis, laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
TRAINING: Fellowship, Abdominal Organ Transplantation Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center; Fellowship, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Molecular Pathology Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Residency, General Surgery, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Residency, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Residency, General Surgery, Urology, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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KELVIN KWAN N. LAU, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; liver cancer research; surgical technology development; outcomes research for organ transplantation
MEDICAL SCHOOL: State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine (Stony Brook, NY)
TRAINING: General Surgery residency, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY; Multi-Organ Transplantation fellowship, The Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center, Los Angeles, CA; Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
CERITIFICATION: Surgery

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