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Transplant Surgeons

Board certified transplant surgeons at BIDMC perform kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. Transplant surgeons are skilled in pre- and postoperative care of transplant patients including the management of immunosuppressive (anti-rejection) drugs and drug complications. Transplant surgeons work collaboratively with all members of the transplant team in the selection and care of transplant recipients and donors. Transplant surgeons also perform procedures for patients needing vascular access for hemodialysis or peritoneal kidney dialysis, general surgery in dialysis and transplant patients, and non-transplant hepatobiliary surgery. 

Khalid O. Khwaja, MD
Surgical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation

Dr. Khalid O. Khwaja is Surgical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at BIDMC. He comes to BIDMC from Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA, where he was Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.

Dr. Khwaja received his medical degree from Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan, completed his residency in surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center in Farmington, CT, and completed a fellowship in transplant at University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Dr. Khwaja's clinical interests include liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; dialysis access surgery; and laparoscopic surgery. His research interests include immunosupressive protocols after solid organ transplantation and outcomes research in solid organ transplantation.

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Anthony P. Monaco, MD 

Anthony P. Monaco, MDDr. Anthony Monaco served as the 12th American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)President in 1985. A distinguished surgeon and basic science research enthusiast, Dr. Monaco has led several clinical transplant teams in the Northeast including those at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Rhode Island Hospital Kidney Transplant Center. Dr. Monaco is the distinguished Peter Medawar Professor of Transplantation Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and has served as President of the International Transplantation Society, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the New England Organ Bank.

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Amy R. Evenson, MD 

Dr. Amy R. EvensonDr. Amy Evenson received her medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in transplant at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Evenson's clinical interests include liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; dialysis access; hepatobiliary surgery; and general surgery in transplant candidates and recipients.

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Kristin E. Raven, MD

Dr. Kristin Raven received her medical degree at University of Illinois-College of Medicine-Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in abdominal transplantation. Dr. Raven's clinical interests include kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation; live and deceased donor organ procurement; dialysis-access surgery; general surgery in pre- and post-transplant patients; and hepatobiliary surgery.

Her research interests include ABO-incompatible liver transplantation and renal replacement therapy during liver transplantation.

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Contact Information

Transplant Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 7th Floor
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-9700