Liver Perfusion and Preservation

Michael Rizzari

Michael Rizzari M.D.
Transplant Surgeon

Board Certifications American Board of Surgery - Transplant Surgery Education New York Medical College, NY, 2006 Residencies & Internships UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, General Surgery, TX, 2013 Fellowships University of Wisconsin, Transplant Surgery, WI, 2015 View full profile

Atsushi Yoshida

Atsushi Yoshida M.D.
Surgical Director, Director of Transplant Robotic Surgery

I specialize in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, surgery for portal hypertension, pancreas transplantation, kidney transplantation, including laparoscopic living donor transplants. My research specialty includes transplantation and angiogenesis and robotic assisted kidney transplantation.I earned my medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I went on to complete my post-graduate training at the University of ... View full profile

Marwan Abouljoud

Marwan Abouljoud M.D.
Director, Transplant Institute and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Philosophy To provide cutting edge liver care in a compassionate and kind environment. Patients will be educated about their disease to make informed decisions and be treated with respect in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.   Biography I earned my medical degree from the American University of Beirut. My post-graduate training included the University of Michigan Hospital in general surgery, Henry Ford Hospital in general surgery, University of Alabama in Birmingham ... View full profile

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Doctors at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute, Michigan’s most comprehensive transplant program, have found a new technology that can sustain a donated liver outside of the body for many hours longer than traditionally thought possible.

The Transmedics liver perfusion machine is currently under clinical trial and Henry Ford Hospital. This innovation can help revitalize donated organs that would otherwise not be suitable for transplantation.

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About the Henry Ford Transplant Institute

The Henry Ford Transplant Institute is one of the largest and well respected multi-organ transplant centers in the United States.

As Michigan’s most comprehensive transplant program, the Henry Ford Transplant Institute offers transplantation of the:

  • Liver

  • Kidney

  • Pancreas

  • Intestine and Multivisceral Organs

  • Heart

  • Lung

  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell.

The Institute is always on the forefront of transplantation science, and performs the most advanced minimally invasive procedures and living organ donation. Our commitment to quality leads to outcomes that meet or exceed expected survival rates where we use the most effective clinical strategies to increase transplant rates while maintaining superior patient outcomes. For more information about the Henry Ford Transplant Institute, log on to