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Antonio Di Carlo, MD, Named Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Temple University Hospital

Antonio Di Carlo, MD, has been appointed Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2013. Dr. Di Carlo was most recently Chief of Transplantation and Director of Hepatobiliary Surgery for Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT.

Dr. Di Carlo specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic liver resections; laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy; surgery of the liver; biliary reconstruction; laparoscopic adrenal surgery; treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma; and increasing the usability of organs.

"I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Abdominal Organ Transplant Team at Temple University Hospital," said Dr. Di Carlo. "Temple University Hospital has a stellar national and regional reputation for the clinical and surgical care that it provides, and I look forward to helping to expand and reinvigorate the hospital's abdominal organ transplant program."

Dr. Di Carlo's research interests include examining methods of increasing the pool of organs available for transplant, and the management of immunosuppression and complications in transplant patients.

"We are extremely pleased that Dr. Di Carlo will be joining Temple as the Chief of the Abdominal Organ Transplant team," said Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, and Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System. "He has a stellar reputation as a transplant surgeon and years of leadership experience. Bringing him to Temple to lead our abdominal organ transplant team is a crucial step in the expansion of our transplant program."

Dr. Di Carlo earned his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed a General Surgery residency at McGill University Health Center and an Experimental Surgery research fellowship at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Di Carlo also completed a Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI before becoming Director of Transplantation at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. He is board certified in surgery.

In addition to being an active researcher, Dr. Di Carlo is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He is a reviewer for several top peer-reviewed journals, has been published in many professional journals, and has been invited to make presentations at numerous international and national meetings. Under his leadership, Fletcher Allen Health Care earned national awards for organ donation and kidney transplantation, and was recognized as a Center of Excellence for pancreas transplantation.

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Date Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013