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Dev Desai

Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D., is the head of pediatric abdominal transplantation at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Desai earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his internship and residencies in general surgery, as well as a fellowship in transplant surgery, at Stanford University Hospital in California. He specializes in liver, kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplantation, as well as open and laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, portal hypertensive vascular decompression procedures and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

John Andersen

John Andersen, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Health℠. He provides care for children of all ages who have gastrointestinal conditions.

Michel Baum

Michel Baum, M.D., is director of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's Health℠. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, then completed his residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Baum also completed a fellowship in nephrology and a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, renal transplantation and renal tubular acidosis.

Mouin Seikaly

Mouin Seikaly, M.D., is director of the Pediatric Renal Transplant Fellowship Program and medical director of Pediatric Renal Transplant at Children's Health℠. Dr. Seikaly earned his medical degree from American University in Beirut, where he also completed his internship and residencies in pediatrics. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Amal Aqul

Amal Aqul, M.D., is physician with the Transplant team at Children’s Health℠. She treats complications of the digestive system in children, having studied extensively the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children. Dr. Aqul earned her medical degree at the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in pediatric hepatology and liver transplant at Boston Children's Hospital.

Christine Hwang

Christine Hwang, M.D., is part of the Children’s Health℠ transplant team. She specializes in bile duct obstruction, dialysis access surgery and liver transplantation. Dr. Hwang received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed a residency at Southern Illinois University Medical School. She completed her fellowship in transplant surgery at Stanford University.

Malcolm MacConmara

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. 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 United Kingdom. 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.

Timothy Pirolli

Timothy Pirolli, M.D., specializes in surgically treating all deformities of the heart and/or cardiac blood vessels. Dr. Pirolli earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford Medicine and then received advanced training in pediatric cardiac surgery through a fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Raymond Quigley

Raymond Quigley, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Health℠, as well as fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatric nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Quigley's clinical interests include chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation and renal tubular acidosis.

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