Malcolm MacConmara, M.D., is a transplant surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation. Dr. MacConmara is also trained in immunology and concentrates his research on strategies to prevent organ rejection. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dr. MacConmara completed an internship at Adelaide and Meath Hospitals in Dublin. He then completed his residency in general surgery, including a year of training in kidney/liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. He performed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by a second residency in general surgery at Washington University. He then received advanced training in abdominal organ transplantation through a fellowship at Emory University.
Dually trained in transplant surgery and immunology, Dr. MacConmara also studies new ways to assess organs and prepare them for transplant.
He says successful transplants require planning, involvement of a strong multidisciplinary team and a partnership among the team, the patient and the patient’s family.
“I encourage a very strong relationship with my patients and their families to engage them in the process and help them understand what’s going to happen in the short term and in the long term,” he says.
Dr. MacConmara is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (M.R.C.S.Ed.), the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- University of Dublin (1999)
- Adelaide and Meath Hospitals (2000), General Surgery
- Washington University (2012), General Surgery
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Surgical Training Scheme (2004), General Surgery
- Grady Memorial Hospital - GME (2014), Transplant Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital (2007), Research
- Board Certification
- American Board of Surgery