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Two Surgeons Join Strong Memorial Hospital Transplant Team

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center will welcome two new transplant surgeons in January as it restructures the clinical and scientific missions of the transplant program. On Jan. 1, John A. Daller, M.D., Ph.D., will be appointed assistant professor of surgery and director of kidney and pancreas transplants. Daller specializes in transplant critical care and has a doctorate in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He has worked at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, and most recently spent nearly four years at the University of Texas Medical Center, Galveston. Ashok Kumar Jain, M.D., who has practiced at the University of Pittsburgh for 15 years, will be appointed associate professor of surgery on Jan. 15. Jain has experience in liver, kidney and pancreatic transplantation in children and adults, and continues to seek ways to improve a patient's experience before, during and after surgery. He is involved in the kinetic study and optimization of immunosuppressive agents, as well as the study of long-term safety profiles concerning risks and benefits of liver transplant. "We are pleased to welcome these surgeons to the Strong Memorial team," says Adel Bozorgzadeh, M.D., director of transplant services. "They will serve as tremendous assets, and their expertise in clinical and research initiatives will improve the already outstanding care available to transplant patients." Daller earned his medical degree at the State University of New York-Health Science Center, Brooklyn, and his doctorate of philosophy at the University of Arizona. He completed surgical residencies and fellowships at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and clinical fellowships in transplantation and surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh. Jain earned his medical degree at Topiwala National Medical School in Bombay, India. He completed residencies in general surgery, urology and transplant surgery at several medical centers in the United Kingdom, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and completed transplant fellowships in Birmingham and at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to Drs. Jain, Daller and Bozorgzadeh, the program will continue to rely on the expertise of transplant surgeon Mark S. Orloff, M.D., who will serve as director of live-donor liver transplantation.

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