Patrick J Healey, MD

Patrick J Healey, MD

Transplant Center, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, Renovascular Hypertension Program, Portal Hypertension Clinic, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, General Surgery, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant

On staff since December 1995

Children's Title: Surgical Director, Solid Organ Transplant

Academic Title: Professor, Surgery

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"The most rewarding part of my job is to see extremely ill children with end organ failure returned to good health after a successful transplant."

  • Patrick Healey, MD, is a Professor of Surgery (General Surgery & Transplantation) and is the Surgical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at Seattle Children's Hospital. Healey received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Healey completed his General Surgery residency at the Hartford Hospital and completed fellowship training in Abdominal Transplantation at University of Washington and in Pediatric Surgery at Seattle Children's.

    Dr. Healey is one of the few surgeons in the nation trained in both pediatric surgery and transplantation. Because of this, Dr. Healey has unique expertise in the surgery of the liver and biliary tract in children. Dr. Healey previously served as Chief of the Pediatric Transplant Department for over 24years until June 2023.  He led one of the most successful pediatric transplant programs in the nation with outstanding results in liver, kidney and small bowel transplantation.

    Nationally, Dr. Healey has previously served on the OPTN/UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) Board of Directors and the Membership & Professional Standards Committee .  He currently serves on the Pediatric Task Force for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.  

    Regional/local responsibilities includes serving on the LifeCenter Northwest Advisory Board Committee and Clinical Advisory Committee. Dr. Healey served as President of the Seattle Surgical Society in 2021.  He has been a member of the Ethics Committee at Seattle Childrens since 2012.

    His clinical and research interests include transplantation in infants and small children, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies and pediatric tumors.

    • Heidi Spokane Valley, WA 09.20.22

      My son Elias received his life saving liver transplant on 7.20.22 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about his entire transplant team including his PICU team and his team on floor 7. I did not have one bad experience nor was I ever nervous about his quality of care. In particular Dr. Healey and Dr. Valentino are superb.

    • Mirjana Washington 02.25.21

      Where do I daughter was only two years old when she woke up in the middle of the night vomiting blood. At that time I was pregnant with another baby girl, first trimester. We rushed into SCH thinking it was the end. And once we were there all checked in, it got bad to worse to a disaster in a very short period of time. Until we met Dr. Healey. He is the most humble, empathetic , competent and emotionally intelligent person and surgeon on this planet. My daughter was diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis with hypertension. At the time I had no idea what that was...I was scared, lost, started doing research, educating myself, not much was available in pediatrics... on 5/20/2014, Dr. Healey performed spleno renal shunt on my daughter and saved her life. Long road was ahead of us with ups and downs, follow up procedures but he stuck with us, he listened to my/mom’s inner voice (gut) worked with us as a team and we did it. Yes, we did! I know my kids the best in this world. Mila my now 9 year old daughter, today (2/24/2021) again saw Dr. Healey, as part of her regular ultrasound and follow up. It has been 7 years since her initial surgery. She is doing well!!!...He also saved my new born baby life. I was pregnant while all this was going on with my older daughter, little did I know my newborn girl had a birth defect, esophageal atresia with fistula (TEF). Dr. Healey somehow put pieces together and figured out she was my daughter and heard my cry and prayers and was the one operated on my newborn and saved her life. Both of my daughters are doing well and are growing thanks to God and Dr. Healey. Dr. Healey is the one that inspired me to be better and do better, to learn about emotional intelligence. He will forever be our family hero and someone that is just so genuinely empathetic. He is an expert that uses his knowledge and expertise for a right cause. Heart of gold!

    • Kadada Seattle, WA 01.03.21

      Dr. Healey is the best liver surgeon, he performed a very tricky surgery on my daughters rare liver malformation. He followed up all the way until surgery day and made sure he gave us all the details and even drew a picture to show us how the surgery would be performed. We were very nervous and scared, but he made us feel a little more at ease. He is truly a god-send and I couldn’t thank him enough for taking care of our babygirl.

    • Heidy Everett, Washington 08.28.20

      On May 22, 2012 I was rushed to the emergency room at Children's from a walk in clinic due to a wandering twisted spleen. I had to have emergency surgery to have it removed and being 11 years old I was absolutely mortified. Dr. Healey preformed my surgery. Even though I barely remember anything from my 3 week stay at the hospital after some complications with blood clots after the surgery I will forever be thankful for him and his team that night. Now, at almost 20 years old I live a completely normal life despite the fact that I now have a compromised immune system. Thank you so much!!

    • Monica Redmond, washington 05.20.20

      Dr. Healey performed the liver transplant surgery for my daughter when she was 9-months-old. Dr. Healey was also very involved in her care while my daughter was very sick in the ICU for three months prior to surgery. He certainly lives up to his reputation as brilliant surgeon and a perfectionist, but he far exceeded our expectations in the level of compassion and care he showed us. The man is certainly a genius and a walking encyclopedia on the liver, but he’s also so kind and gentle. It’s amazing how well our daughter is doing post transplant. She has grown so much and meets all her milestones, you wouldn’t even know she had a liver transplant.

    • Courtney JBLM, WA 12.11.19

      We first met Dr. Healey back in November 2019 a month after our 6 month old was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma from a rare genetic disorder he was born with that put him at risk for cancer. From day one Dr. Healey was so involved in my son and the plans to remove the tumors. When location was an issue for surgery, Dr. Healey and his team went above and beyond arranging another surgery location on pretty short notice for my son’s liver resection that needed to be performed within a small window of time. I can’t speak higher praises of Dr. Healey. He was absolutely AMAZING and my family and I will be ever so grateful for him and remember him always.

    • Patricia Des Moines, WA 10.20.16

      Dr. Patrick Healey is our guardian angel, he is an amazing professional and human been, he and the whole liver transplant team made possible my daughter treatment and recovery before and after live transplantation. I highly recommend him and the liver transplant team at Seattle Children's hospital.

    • Antonette Tacoma, Washington 08.03.12

      My family and I met Dr. Healey March of 2000. I had a conditon call Autoimmune hepatitis, which caused my liver to faily and become cirosis. So I was in need of a liver transplant. Dr. Healey is so compassionate that he talked us through on what was going to happen and he made himself very available to us. My transplant was 5/15/2000 and the surgery went perfect. My family and such strong faith that Dr. Healey and his team will take care of me. Dr. Healey was pleased on how well my body was functioning after the liver was put in. My family and I are so greatful that he was my physican and I will recommend anyone to him and his team of Drs. They will treat your children as if their were theres. 12 years and doing awesome.

    • Donna Moxee, WA 05.28.12

      On January 13, 2012, our son, Quentin, had to have emergency surgery for a perforated colon. He has Crohn's. He had the surgery in Yakima, but was medivacked to Seattle Children's Hospital that night. We almost lost him on the way, but when Quentin got there, there was Dr. Healey waiting for him. Dr. Healey and his staff stayed by Quentin's side throughout his stay. He was in the ICU for 6 weeks and Dr. Healey saved his life 2 more times. We spent a total of 3 months and 2 days at SCH and Dr. Healey was looking over him the whole time. We called him our Dr. God, because he had healing hands. There is no way we can ever thank him for what he did for our son and he will always be in our prayers for those healing hands to take care of other children. Quentin still has a long way to go, but we know that Dr. Healey will be there for us when decisions need to be made. We love you, Dr. Healey and your staff and SCH.

    • Brandon Pasco, WA 02.02.12

      On Sep 19t 2007 my wife gave Birth to a set of Twins, Khalil and Kellen. Khalil was born with a TEF, (Basically his esophagous was connected to his trachea instead of his throat) The second day of his life, Dr. Healey performed a corrective surgery that saved his life and his enabled him to live a completely healthy and normal life. God Bless this man for what he did for my family and many others! Brandon King RN

    • Melissa Ferndale 10.06.11

      Dr.Healey and Dr.Ledbetter performed a Whipple procedure on my 14 month old son and helped to save his life along with many other professionals at Children's Hospital. It is hard to believe what these doctors are capable of. We can't thank them enough! We will continue to pray for the miracles these amazing doctors accomplish :)

    • Bill Missoula, MT 05.11.11

      Dr Healy saved my Grandson's life with a multiple organ transplant. Our family owes so much to him and his Transplant Team - Thank You Dr H!!

    • jon Everett, WA 04.19.11

      Dr Healey saved my daughter life! He was directly involved with all of my girl"s surgery's, and he performed miracles daily. If your at Children's right know I'm sorry, but it gets better. Believe in Dr Healey ( He's amazing!)

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTORS - 2023 SEATTLE MAGAZINE Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 1, 2023
    Seattle Met Top Doctors 2023 Seattle Met’s annual list of the best health care professionals in the region, featuring doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and more in over 80 specialties. Nominations for the Top Doctors list come from peers. Seattle Met Magazine Aug. 2023
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
    U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
    Newsweek Health: Top Cancer Doctors 2015 Newsweek 2015
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • McAteer JP, Goldin AB, Healey PJ, Gow KW
      Surgical treatment of primary liver tumors in children: Outcomes analysis of resection and transplantation in the SEER database.
      23992390 Pediatric transplantation, 2013 Dec. : 17(8)744-50

    Other Publications

    • Kastenberg ZJ, Baertschiger RM, Cuenca AG, Galvan NTN, Lemoine CP, Roach JP, Walther AE, Dunn SP, Goss JA, Healey PJ, Karpelowsky J, Kim ES, Langham MR, Meyers RL, Superina RA, Tiao GM, Weldon CB, Bondoc AJ, Riehle KJ, Vasudevan SA
      Critical elements of pediatric liver cancer surgery.
      38008042 Seminars in pediatric surgery, 2023 Nov 21 : 32(5)151340
    • Reis J, Bogart AM, Healey PJ, Dick AAS
      Transplant renal vein stent placement complicated by obstructive hematuria: A case report.
      37697457 Pediatric transplantation, 2023 Sep 11 : e14607
    • Bambha K, Kim NJ, Sturdevant M, Perkins JD, Kling C, Bakthavatsalam R, Healey P, Dick A, Reyes JD, Biggins SW
      Maximizing utility of nondirected living liver donor grafts using machine learning.
      37457719 Frontiers in immunology, 2023 : 141194338 PMCID:PMC10344453
    • Martin AE, McEvoy CS, Lumpkins K, Scholz S, DeRoss AL, Emami C, Phillips MR, Qureshi F, Gray BW, Safford SD, Healey PJ, Alaish SM, Dunn SP
      Employment search, initial employment experience, and career preferences of recent pediatric surgical fellowship graduates: An APSA survey, part of the right child/right surgeon initiative.
      34872735 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2022 Jan. : 57(1)86-92
    • Dick AAS, Winstanley E, Ohara M, Blondet NM, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Reyes JD
      Do funding sources influence long-term patient survival in pediatric liver transplantation?
      33112037 Pediatric transplantation, 2021 March : 25(2)e13887
    • Dick AAS, Blondet NM, Shaw K, Healey PJ, Horslen S, Smith JM, Perkins JD, Reyes JD
      The impact of public health service increased risk donors in pediatric liver transplantation.
      32320115 Pediatric transplantation, 2020 June : 24(4)e13712
    • Perkins JD, Dick AA, Healey PJ, Montenovo MI, Biggins SW, Sibulesky L, Reyes JD
      New Evidence Supporting Increased Use of Split Liver Transplantation.
      31335771 Transplantation, 2020 Feb. : 104(2)299-307
    • Stein EJ, Shivaram GM, Koo KSH, Dick AAS, Healey PJ, Monroe EJ
      Endovascular treatment of surgical mesoportal and portosystemic shunt dysfunction in pediatric patients.
      31273428 Pediatric radiology, 2019 Sept. : 49(10)1344-1353
    • Perkins JD, Dick AA, Healey PJ, Montenovo MI, Biggins SW, Sibulesky L, Reyes JD
      New Evidence Supporting Increased Use of Split Liver Transplantation.
      31335771 Transplantation, 2019 Jun 27
    • Montenovo MI, Bambha K, Reyes J, Dick A, Perkins J, Healey P
      Living liver donation improves patient and graft survival in the pediatric population.
      30450729 Pediatric transplantation, 2019 Feb. : 23(1)e13318
    • Patrick J. Healey, MD
      Liver Transplantation
      Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd Ed., 2018 Aug 23 : 23rd Editi
    • Ng VL, Sorensen LG, Alonso EM, Fredericks EM, Ye W, Moore J, Karpen SJ, Shneider BL, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang K, Arnon R, Schwarz KB, Turmelle YP, Haber BH, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN).
      Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Young Children with Biliary Atresia and Native Liver: Results from the ChiLDReN Study.
      29519540 The Journal of pediatrics, 2018 May : 196139-147.e3 PMCID:PMC5924604
    • Blondet NM, Healey PJ, Hsu E
      Immunosuppression in the pediatric transplant recipient.
      28964473 Seminars in pediatric surgery, 2017 Aug. : 26(4)193-198
    • Dick AAS, Hansen RN, Montenovo MI, Healey PJ, Smith JM
      Body mass index as a predictor of outcomes among pediatric kidney transplant recipient.
      28612381 Pediatric transplantation, 2017 Jun 13
    • Hawkins CM | Shaw DW | Healey PJ | Horslen SP | Dick AA | Friedman S | Shivaram GM
      Pediatric liver transplant portal vein anastomotic stenosis: Correlation between ultrasound and transhepatic portal venography.
      25648978 Liver transplantation: official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 2015 April : 21(4)547-53
    • Wightman A | Young B | Bradford M | Dick A | Healey P | McDonald R | Smith J
      Prevalence and outcomes of renal transplantation in children with intellectual disability.
      PMC4362668 Pediatric transplantation, 2014 Nov. : 18(7)714-9
    • Bezerra JA, Spino C, Magee JC, Shneider BL, Rosenthal P, Wang KS, Erlichman J, Haber B, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Loomes KM, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Romero R, Schwarz KB, Shepherd R, Suchy FJ, Turmelle YP, Whitington PF, Moore J, Sherker AH, Robuck PR, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN)
      Use of corticosteroids after hepatoportoenterostomy for bile drainage in infants with biliary atresia: the START randomized clinical trial.
      24794368 JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2014 May 7 : 311(17)1750-9
    • McAteer JP, Goldin AB, Healey PJ, Gow KW
      Hepatocellular carcinoma in children: Epidemiology and the impact of regional lymphadenectomy on surgical outcomes.
      24210185 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2013 Nov. : 48(11)2194-201
    • Sundaram SS, Alonso EM, Haber B, Magee JC, Fredericks E, Kamath B, Kerkar N, Rosenthal P, Shepherd R, Limbers C, Varni JW, Robuck P, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN)
      Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver.
      23746866 The Journal of pediatrics, 2013 Oct. : 163(4)1052-7.e2
    • Dick AA, Mercer LD, Smith JM, McDonald RA, Young B, Healey PJ
      Donor and recipient size mismatch in adolescents undergoing living-donor renal transplantation affect long-term graft survival.
      23838999 Transplantation, 2013 Sept. : 96(6)555-9
    • Sanchez SE, Javid PJ, Healey PJ, Reyes J, Horslen SP
      Ultrashort bowel syndrome in children.
      22744194 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 2013 Jan. : 56(1)36-9
    • Squires RH, Duggan C, Teitelbaum DH, Wales PW, Balint J, Venick R, Rhee S, Sudan D, Mercer D, Martinez JA, Carter BA, Soden J, Horslen S, Rudolph JA, Kocoshis S, Superina R, Lawlor S, Haller T, Kurs-Lasky M, Belle SH, Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium
      Natural history of pediatric intestinal failure: initial report from the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium.
      22578586 The Journal of pediatrics, 2012 Oct. : 161(4)723-8.e2 PMCID:PMC3419777
    • Sanchez SE, Javid PJ, Lao OB, Dick AA, Perkins JD, Reyes JD, Horslen SP, Healey PJ, Sawin R
      Hepatic artery thrombosis and liver malignancy in pediatric liver transplantation.
      22703802 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2012 June : 47(6)1255-60
    • Vo NJ, Shivariam G, Andrews RT, Vaidya S, Healey PJ, Horslen SP
      Midterm Follow-up of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts Using Polytetrafluoroethylene Endografts in Children.
      22609286 Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 2012 May 18
    • Superina R, Magee JC, Brandt ML, Healey PJ, Tiao G, Ryckman F, Karrer FM, Iyer K, Fecteau A, West K, Burns RC, Flake A, Lee H, Lowell JA, Dillon P, Colombani P, Ricketts R, Li Y, Moore J, Wang KS, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network
      The anatomic pattern of biliary atresia identified at time of Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy and early postoperative clearance of jaundice are significant predictors of transplant-free survival.
      21869674 Annals of surgery, 2011 Oct. : 254(4)577-85
    • Patrick J. Healey, MD
      Liver Transplantation in Children
      Rudolphs Pediatrics, 22nd Ed, 2011 March : Section 10, Transplantation
    • Patrick J. Healey, MD
      Pediatric Transplantation
      Rudolphs Pediatrics, 22nd Ed, 2011 March : Section 10, Transplantation
    • Lao OB, Dick AA, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Reyes JD
      Identifying the futile pediatric liver re-transplant in the PELD era.
      21108708 Pediatric transplantation, 2010 Dec. : 14(8)1019-29
    • Dick AA, Perkins JD, Spitzer AL, Lao OB, Healey PJ, Reyes JD
      Impact of obesity on children undergoing liver transplantation.
      21031545 Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 2010 Nov. : 16(11)1296-302
    • Smith JM, Corey L, Bittner R, Finn LS, Healey PJ, Davis CL, McDonald RA
      Subclinical viremia increases risk for chronic allograft injury in pediatric renal transplantation.
      20616168 Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2010 Sept. : 1579-86
    • Javid PJ, Malone FR, Reyes J, Healey PJ, Horslen SP
      The experience of a regional pediatric intestinal failure program: Successful outcomes from intestinal rehabilitation.
      20466115 American journal of surgery, 2010 May : 199(5)676-9
    • Lao OB, Larison C, Garrison M, Healey PJ, Goldin AB
      Steroid use after the Kasai procedure for biliary atresia.
      20466116 American journal of surgery, 2010 May : 680-4
    • Patrick J. Healey, MD, Dick AAS
      Simple Hepatic Cysts/Choledochal Cysts
      Clinical Gastroenterology: Fibrocystic Diseases of the Liver, 2010 April : Chapter 15
    • Lao OB, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Horslen S, Reyes JD, Goldin AB
      Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
      20142294 Pediatrics, 2010 March : 125(3)e550-8 PMCID:PMC2854035
    • Lao OB, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Horslen S, Reyes JD, Goldin AB
      Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
      20142294 Pediatrics, 2010 March : e550-8
    • Lao OB, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Reyes JD, Goldin AB
      Outcomes in children with intestinal failure following listing for intestinal transplant.
      20105588 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2010 Jan. : 100-7; discussion 107
    • Justiss MD, Boustani M, Fox C, Katona C, Perkins AJ, Healey PJ, Sachs G, Hui S, Callahan CM, Hendrie HC, Scott E
      Patients' attitudes of dementia screening across the Atlantic.
      19115255 International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 2009 June : 632-7
    • Gow KW, Lee L, Pruthi S, Patterson K, Healey PJ
      Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver.
      19231560 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2009 Feb. : 468-70
    • Smith JM, Corey L, Healey PJ, Davis CL, McDonald RA
      Adolescents are more likely to develop posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after primary Epstein-Barr virus infection than younger renal transplant recipients.
      17565314 Transplantation, 2007 Jun 15 : 1423-8
    • Lee SL, Beyer TD, Kim SS, Waldhausen JH, Healey PJ, Sawin RS, Ledbetter DJ
      Initial nonoperative management and delayed closure for treatment of giant omphaloceles.
      17101356 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2006 Nov. : 1846-9
    • Limaye AP, Bakthavatsalam R, Kim HW, Randolph SE, Halldorson JB, Healey PJ, Kuhr CS, Levy AE, Perkins JD, Reyes JD, Boeckh M
      Impact of cytomegalovirus in organ transplant recipients in the era of antiviral prophylaxis.
      16794529 Transplantation, 2006 Jun 27 : 1645-52
    • Kim SS, Lau ST, Lee SL, Schaller R Jr, Healey PJ, Ledbetter DJ, Sawin RS, Waldhausen JH
      Pyloromyotomy: a comparison of laparoscopic, circumumbilical, and right upper quadrant operative techniques.
      15978445 Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2005 July : 66-70
    • Lau ST, Kim SS, Ledbetter DJ, Healey PJ
      Fraternal twins with Morgagni hernias.
      15852290 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2005 April : 725-7
    • Smith JM, McDonald RA, Finn LS, Healey PJ, Davis CL, Limaye AP
      Polyomavirus nephropathy in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
      15575916 American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2004 Dec. : 2109-17
    • Limaye AP, Bakthavatsalam R, Kim HW, Kuhr CS, Halldorson JB, Healey PJ, Boeckh M
      Late-onset cytomegalovirus disease in liver transplant recipients despite antiviral prophylaxis.
      15548980 Transplantation, 2004 Nov 15 : 1390-6
    • Mirza D, Hastings M, Reyes J, Green M, Healey PJ, Stock P
      Organ donation from children with meningitis.
      12792392 The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2003 May : 475
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Training of Rural/General Surgeons to Improve the Care of Children in Underserved Areas (Pediatric Surgical Educational Curriculum for Rural Surgery Trainees and the Development of Pilot Programs) American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) Annual Meeting San Diego, CA May 11, 2022 - May 15, 2022
    A Look at Equity in Pediatric Liver Transplantation Pediatric Grand Rounds Seattle Children's Hospital Mar 10, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022
    Liver Transplantation for Biliary Atresia in Children – What is the Current State in 2020 Transplant Grand Rounds - University of Washington Medical Center Seattle WA Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
    Use of Increased Risk Organs in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation (poster presentation) ASTS 19th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium (American Society of Transplant Surgeons) Miami Beach, FL Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
    Excellent Outcomes with the Use of PHS Increased Risk Donor Organs in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (poster presentation) ASTS 19th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium (American Society of Transplant Surgeons) Miami Beach, FL Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
    Eliminating Pediatric Waitlist Mortality Transplant Grand Rounds, University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, WA Jun 15, 2018
    "Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplantation Improves Patient and Graft Survival (poster presentation) American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 18th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium Miami Florida Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018
    Challenging Cases: Challenges in Emergin Adults Studies in Pediatric LiverTransplantation (SPLIT) 22nd Annual Meeting Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle WA Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017
    Induction Therapy With either Anti-Thymocyte Antibodies or Il2 Receptor Inhibitors Appears to Decrease the Risk of Graft Loss in DCD Liver Transplantation Compared to No Induction Therapy (Poster Presentation) American Transplant Congress Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 2, 2015 - May 6, 2015
    Compelling Liver Transplantation: An Ethics Discussion United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Management Forum Baltimore, MD Apr 28, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014
    Ileocolic Intussuception of Terminal Ileal Remnant Following Ileal Exclusion for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis Seattle Surgical Society Annual Meeting: Resident/Fellow Case Presentation Session Seattle WA Jan 10, 2014 - Jan 10, 2014
    Thymoglobulin induction immunosuppression in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Poster Presentation. 7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation 7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA) Warsaw, Poland Jul 13, 2013 - Jul 16, 2013
    ABO Incompatible Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A 15 year center review and assessment of the impact on desensitization strategies 7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA) Warsaw, Poland Jul 13, 2013 - Jul 16, 2013
    Rates and Outcomes of Renal Transplantation in Children with Intellectual Disability American Transplant Congress Seattle, WA May 18, 2013 - May 22, 2013
    'Donor and recipient size mismatch in pediatric living donor renal transplantation affects long-term graft survival' 24th International Congress of The Transplant Society Berlin, Germany Jul 15, 2012 - Jul 19, 2012
    Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Adolescents: Does Size Matter? ASTS 12th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium Miami Beach, Florida Jan 12, 2012 - Jan 15, 2012
    A Single Institute's Six Year Experience with Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in the Pediatric Patient Population NASGPGHAN (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) Orlando, Florida Oct 22, 2011
    Hepatic artery thrombosis and liver malignancy in pediatric liver transplantation America Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Scientific Session Boston, MA Oct. 2011
    The Experience of a Regional Pediatric Intestinal Failure Program: Successful Outcomes from Intestinal Rehabilitation North Pacific Surgical Association Annual Meeting Portland, OR Nov 1, 2009
    Steroid Use After the Kasai Procedure for Biliary Atresia North Pacific Surgical Association Annual Meeting Portland, OR Nov 1, 2009


Board Certification(s)

Surgery (General Surgery)
Pediatric Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric transplantation, Liver and kidney transplantation, Congenital anomalies, Pediatric tumors

Research Focus Area

Translational Research