Expert Qualifications

This supremely qualified and board certified surgeon received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He then went on to complete a Residency in General Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine. This expert is fellowship trained in Liver Transplantation and Organ Transplantation. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in professional journals and has published 17 book chapters. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to multiple professional organizations including the the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the International Liver Transplant Society. He holds a patent for the innovative use of Perillyl Alcohol in Organ Transplantation. He is the former Chief of the Division of Transplant at the University of California-Irvine and is currently Director of Transplant Laboratory and Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery at a top University where he also serves as a Professor of Surgery.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: California
  • B.S., Biology, Stanford University
  • A.B., German Translation, Stanford University
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • Internship, Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Residency, General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Liver Transplantation, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Organ Transplantation, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certification, Multi Organ Transplantation
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Member, Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Member, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Member, International Liver Transplant Society
  • Research, millions of dollars in research funding
  • Innovation, The Use of Perillyl Alcohol in Organ Transplantation, Patent # 6,133,324
  • Published, 115 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Authored, 17 book chapters
  • Former, Chief, Division of Transplant, UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Current, Director of Transplant Laboratory, top ten university
  • Current, Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, top ten university
  • Current, Professor in Clinical Surgery and Pathology, top ten university

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