Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified board certified expert has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Residency ad fellowship training were completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, respectively. He is actively involved in research and education: the expert serves on countless medical and surgical committees dedicated to the improvement of health care outcomes and physician education, is a reviewer and editor for many prestigious transplant journals, and has been awarded in recognition for his contributions to the specialty. The expert has authored over 250 original peer reviewed articles and abstracts and has lectured at over 150 conferences and symposia. Currently, he is the Chief of Clinical Transplantation, the Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation and a Professor of Surgery at a highly ranked university affiliated medical center.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BS, Instituto Centro Americano Adventista, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Member, Latino Physicians of California
  • Member, International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Member, European Society of Surgery Division of Organ Transplant
  • Member, European Association for the Study of the Liver
  • Member, European Society of Surgery - Transplantation
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Member, Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • Member, American College of Physician Executives
  • Member, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Member, The International Society for Organ Preservation
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, The Transplantation Society
  • Member, American Society of Transplantation
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Physicians
  • Member, San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Member, Southwestern Surgical Society
  • Member, San Francisco Surgical Society
  • Member, Western Association of Transplant Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of General Surgeons
  • Member, American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Member, American Society of Liver and Pancreas Surgery
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Publications, 35+ scientific presentations, 105+ original peer reviewed articles, 11 books, 25+ abstracts, 150+ invited lectures
  • Former, Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Former, Organ Allocation Co-Chairman, SCOPC
  • Former, Director, Transplantation Program, San Bernardino County Medical Center
  • Former, Courtesy Staff, Redlands Community Hospital
  • Former, Director, Transplantation Institute, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Former, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Former, Transplant Surgeon, California Pacific Medical Center
  • Former, Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Current, Chair, Surgical Site Infection Task Force, Major Western University
  • Current, Chair, Blood Transfusion Committee, Major Western University
  • Past, Faculty Senate Chair, School of Medicine Stanford University
  • Current, Associate Medical Director, donor network
  • Current, Professor of Surgery, Major Western University
  • Current, Chief of Clinical Transplantation, Major Western University
  • Current, Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Major Western University

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