Meet the Liver & HPB Team 
 
 
 
 

Transplant Surgeons
The transplant surgeon performs the actual transplantation procedure and monitors the patient’s medication before, during and after surgery. The surgeon assesses the quality of the donor’s liver before surgery and monitors the patient’s general health and liver status following transplantation.

 

 

  • Chief, Divsion of Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
 Dr. Reich is an internationally recognized leader in organ transplantation.  He specializes in complex liver surgery, treatments for liver tumors, transplantation of high-risk patients, safe use of extended criteria donor organs and long-term healthcare following transplantation.  Dr. Reich Serves in numerous national leadership roles, including as chair of the Standards on Organ Transplantation Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.  Dr. Reich is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is a Philadelphia Magazine 2010 "Top Doc".

 

Gary Xiao, M.D., FACS

  • Surgeon, Division of Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Xiao specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery. He is highly experienced in laparoscopic and open liver resection, liver tumor ablation and pancreatic surgery and resection. Dr. Xiao is a United Network for Organ Sharing certified primary living donor liver transplant surgeon and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy surgeon.

 He is an American Society of Transplant Surgeons certified liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon. Dr. Xiao is also certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Stephen R. Guy, M.D., FACS 

  • Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Division of Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Guy is a kidney, pancreas and liver transplant surgeon with over fifteen years experience specializing in multi-organ transplantation. He was instrumental in developing laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation, a minimally invasive surgery for individuals donating a kidney. Dr. Guy is also experienced in transplantation of high-risk patients, long-term healthcare following transplantation and in pancreas, liver and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Guy is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Transplant Hepatologist

The transplant hepatologist, or liver specialist, monitors all non-surgical aspects of patient care. This includes performing examinations, assessing test results and adjusting medication as needed.

Kenneth D. Rothstein, M.D.

  • Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hahnemann University Hospital 
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine 

Dr. Rothstein is renowned in the field of hepatology, with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Rothstein is highly experienced in treating complications of cirrhosis, including ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also an expert on new treatments for Hepatitis B and C, and on long-term healthcare following transplantation.

 Dr. Rothstein is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Preparing for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Therapeutic Endoscopist 

The therapeutic endoscopist evaluates and treats disorders of the bile ducts and pancreas that may arise before and after liver transplantation.

Dan Ringold, M.D.

  • Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hahnemann University Hospital 
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Ringold utilizes therapeutic endoscopy to diagnose and treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. He is highly skilled in the use of endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and SpyGlass™ cholangioscopy to treat benign and malignant disorders of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas. He also performs deep balloon enteroscopy to reach areas of the intestine that are out of reach of standard endoscopy.

Dr. Ringold is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

 
 
 
 
 

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