Housed in the oldest university west of the Mississippi, the abdominal transplant programs at Saint Louis University began with the first kidney transplant in St. Louis in the 1970s. Since that time, the programs have evolved into providing access to transplantation for patients in need of kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreas after kidney and liver transplantation.
The Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery is a group of health professionals fully dedicated to abdominal organ transplantation. We primarily focus on multidisciplinary teamwork to benefit patients during their evaluation for transplant, at their initial admission for the transplant surgery, and during the posttransplant phase.
We also provide a full range of medical and surgical services to patients with end-stage renal and liver disease. Our doctors also perform vascular access for patients on dialysis and hepatobiliary surgery.
Henry B. Randall, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Adult and Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation
Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Mustafa D. Nazzal, M.D.
C.V.R. Rathna Varma, M.D., FRCS, FACS
Surgical Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation
We are an academic community dedicated to healing, teaching and research, with a commitment to quality innovative care. Within this context, the abdominal transplant programs strive to: