Meet our Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Graduates

Learn from our fellowship graduates:

How would you describe your Stanford University Abdominal Transplant Fellowship experience? 


- Jenny Pan, MD  |  Fellowship: 2020-2022

Jenny Pan, MD

- Aleah Brubaker, MD, PhD  |  Fellowship: 2019-2021

Associate Professor

University of California, San Diego

Aleah Brubaker, MD, PhD

- Peter Than, MD  |  Fellowship: 2019-2021

Assistant Professor

University of California, Davis

Peter Than, MD

Mentorship cultivating excellence

- Phoenix Vuong, MD  |  Fellowship: 2018-2020

Associate Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL

Phoenix Vuong, MD

Comprehensive, Fulfilling, Exciting

- Neal Mineyev, MD  |  Fellowship: 2018-2020

Assistant Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery | Fellowship Director, Kidney Transplant and Vascular Access Program

University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Neal Mineyev, MD

Focus, Compassion, Precision

- Anji Wall, MD, PhD, FACS  |  Fellowship: 2016-2018

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M University School of Medicine | Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center School of Medicine | Chief of the Section of Surgical Development, Baylor University Medical Center, Department of General Surgery | Vice Chair of Research, Baylor Sammons Transplant Institute

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Anji Wall, MD, PhD, FACS

Excellent technical training

- Jacqueline I. Lee, MD  |  Fellowship: 2015-2017

Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon

The Queen's Medical Center, Surgical Associates, Inc., General and Transplant Surgery, Honolulu, HI 

Jacqueline I. Lee, MD

Humbling, Inspiring, Thoughtful

- Thomas Pham, MD  |  Fellowship: 2014-2016

Assistant Program Director of Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Surgery Core Clerkship Director

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 

Excellence, Humility, Family

- Tsuyoshi Todo, MD  |  Fellowship: 2013-2015

Director, Fellowship in Abdominal Transplantation | Assistant Professor of Surgery

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Tsuyoshi Todo, MD

Family, Dynamic, Fulfilling

- Jennifer Berumen, MD |  Fellowship: 2012-2014

Associate Professor of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery UC San Diego | Surgical director of the living donor kidney program | Surgical director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant at Rady Childrens Hospital | Assistant Residency Program Director UC San Diego | Wellness director for UC San Diego Department of Surgery

University of Californina San Diego, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Berumen, MD

Mentorship, Fulfilling, Diverse experience

- B. Daniel Campos, MD |  Fellowship: 2011-2013

Director of the Pediatric Transplant Program, Auxilio Mutuo Transplant Center, Puerto Rico | Former Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory University 

Auxilio Mutuo Transplant Center, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 

B. Daniel Campos, MD

Challenging, Cutting-edge, Exhilarating


 - Irene Kim, MD  |  Fellowship: 2010-2012

Associate Professor of Surgery | Co-Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center | Surgical Director | Kidney Transplant, Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgeon

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Irene Kim, MD

Technically unmatched

- Amy Gallo, MD  |  Fellowship: 2009-2011

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation), Stanford University Medical Center | Director of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program | Surgical Director of the Alagille's Program at Stanford Children's

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Superb pediatric training

- Christine S. Hwang, MD, FACS  |  Fellowship: 2009-2011

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Transplantation | Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation, Parkland Health and Hospital System

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Christine S. Hwang, MD, FACS

Challenging, Rewarding, Foundational

- Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos, MD, FACS |  Fellowship: 2007-2009

Associate Professor of Surgery | Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos, MD, FACS

Opportunity, Family, Growth
“Dr. Esquivel provided me with unprecedented opportunity to obtain a masters degree in addition to my surgical training, which set the stage for my career as a clinician scientist

Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH, FACS |  Fellowship: 2006-2008

Professor of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery | Interim-Director Comprehensive Transplant Center | Associate Surgical Director Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery | Director Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC)

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH, FACS

Wide-ranging, Esprit de corps, Springboard

- Jason Vanatta, MD |  Fellowship: 2005-2007

Professor of Surgery | Endowed Chair in Liver Transplantation, University of Tennessee | Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, James D. Eason Transplant Institute at the Methodist University Hospital

University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Jason Vanatta, MD

Throughout my two years at Stanford, I was lucky enough to have a mentor that had a profound impact on the pediatric surgeon I am today.

- Mona Beaunoyer, MD |  Fellowship: 2004-2006

Chief of Division of Pediatric Surgery

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

Mona Beaunoyer, M.D.

Competence, Confidence, Comradeship

- Linda Chen, MD, FACS |  Fellowship: 2002-2005

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Kidney/Pacreas Transplant, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami Transplant Institute

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


Linda Chen, MD, FACS

Pediatric transplant excellence

 - Dev M. Desai, MD, PhD, FACS |  Fellowship: 2001-2003

Regents Distinguished Scholar in Medical Research | Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology | Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Chief, Pediatric Transplantation, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas

Children's Medical Center, Solid Organ Transplant Program, Dallas, TX 

Dev M. Desai, MD, PhD, FACS

Learning from the best, striving for the best

- Wael A. O'Hali, MD, FRCSC |  Fellowship: 2000-2002

Deputy Chairman | Hepatobiliary Sciences & Organ Transplant Center | Consultant Hepatobiliary & Transplantation Surgeon | Consultant Pediatric Surgeon 

King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Wael A. O'Hali, MD, FRCSC

Amy Lu, MD |  Fellowship: 1998-2000

Former Professor and Chief of Loyola University Transplant Program in Chicago

Amy Lu, MD

My transplant experience at Stanford empowered me with the knowledge of what can be made possible with innovative science and excellence in clinical care.

Maria Millan, MD |  Fellowship: 1998-1999

President and CEO of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Oakland, CA

Maria Millan, MD

Stanford is a perfect training environment that fosters surgical knowledge and confidence based on training exposure across multiple complimentary adult and pediatric transplant services staffed by the very best in the field.

- Okechukwu “OK” Ojogho, MD, MMM, FACS |  Fellowship: 1994-1996

Executive Medical Director, Transplant Services (Thoracic and Abdominal) | Chair, Dept. of Surgery Program and Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation | Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgeon | Providence Sacred Heart Medical center and Children’s Hospital, Spokane, WA. | Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA | Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Spokane, WA

Okechukwu “OK” Ojogho, MD, MMM, FACS

Fellowship Graduates

Years of Fellowship

Initial job after fellowship

Okechukwu Ojogho, M.D.


Loma Linda University

Bernadette Guiroy, M.D.


Private Practice

Sean Cao, M.D.


General Surgeon, Private Practice

Maria Millan, M.D.


Stanford University

Amy Lu, M.D.


Georgetown University

Wael O’Hali, M.D.


King Fahad National Guard Hospital,
Saudi Arabia

Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D.


Duke University

Linda Chen, M.D.


Loma Linda University

Hootan Roozrokh, M.D.


Kaiser Permanente – San Francisco

Mona Beaunoyer, M.D.


University of Montreal

Makoto Ogihara, M.D.


University of Hawaii

Jason Vanatta, M.D.


University of Tennessee, Memphis

Daniela Ladner, M.D.


Northwestern University

Sophoclis Alexopoulos, M.D.


University of Southern California

Arvand Elihu, M.D.


Loma Linda University

Amy Gallo, M.D.


Stanford University

Christine Hwang, M.D.


Univ of Texas, Southwestern –Dallas

Irene Kim, M.D.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA

B. Daniel Campos, M.D.


Emory University

Jennifer Berumen, M.D.


University of California San Diego

Elyssa Feinberg, M.D.


Eden Valley Medical Ctr/Sutter Health, CA

Tsuyoshi Todo, M.D.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA

Thomas Pham, M.D.


University of Southern California

Jacqueline Lee, M.D.


University of Hawaii

David Cha, M.D.


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, Tx

Anji Wall, M.D.


Baylor University Medical Center – Dallas, Tx

Felix Lee, M.D.


University of Hawaii

Neal Mineyev, M.D.


University of California Davis

Phoenix Vuong, M.D.


Cleveland Clinic Florida