Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplant

Dean Kim

Dean Kim M.D.
Surgical Director

I specialize in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Donor Nephrectomy and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation. I received my medical school education from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. I trained in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and received additional training in transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I am board certified in general ... 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.

I have clinical and special medical interests in the following:Liver and kidney transplantation, including split liver transplantationSurgery for liver cancerBleeding from cirrhosis of the liver and refractory ascites My philosophy is 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.I earned ... View full profile

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Collaborating with robotic surgery pioneers from the Henry Ford Vattikuti Urology Institute, surgeons at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute have created a new robotic-assisted procedure that offers recipients a faster and safer operation helping many patients receive an organ who would not normally be candidates for kidney transplantation. Henry Ford is the first in the Midwest and the leaders in the country to utilize this technology.

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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