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Liver Transplant

The Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation

Meet the Staff

The liver transplant and hepatobiliary diseases program at University Hospital is organized with a team approach designed to give comprehensive, individualized care to patients with complex diseases. The team consists of a designated group of physicians, physician assistants, nurse coordinators, social workers, financial coordinators, and nutritionists. Physicians include hepatologists (liver disease specialists), transplant surgeons, a psychiatrist with expertise in transplant issues, and other specialists as the need arises. Nurse coordinators play an important role as the daily, direct and personal liaison between the transplant team and the patient.

(l-r) Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA; Baburao Koneru, MD, and Sohail Contractor, MD


Baburao Koneru, MD, MPH, Chief, Transplant and Hepato-biliary Pancreatic Surgery
Dr. Baburao Koneru, Associate Professor of Surgery, is a graduate of the prestigious Mysore Medical College in Mysore, India. Prior to his arrival at University Hospital in 1988, Dr. Koneru underwent a transplantation fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Koneru is an accomplished lecturer and published author.


Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, Chief GI and Hepatology
Dr. Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos's education was in his native Greece, where he received his medical degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine there and was chief resident. Dr. Pyrsopoulos also earned a PhD from the University of Athens, where he focused on the experimental study of hemodynamic, metabolic, biologic, histologic, endoscopic and enzymatic variables in acute liver failure models.


Subhashini M. Ayloo, M.D., MPH, FACS
Dr. Ayloo, Associate Professor of Surgery, graduated from The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She completed dual fellowship training in Liver transplant and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery at Dalhousie University and minimally invasive surgery at SUNY Upstate University. Dr. Ayloo is former Director of Bariatric surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an expert minimally invasive surgeon with a decade long experience in robotic, laparoscopic and single site platforms. Dr. Ayloo is an accomplished published author. She started the first randomized prospective study on simultaneous kidney transplantation and bariatric surgery in obese transplant population.


Lloyd Brown, MD
Dr. Lloyd Brown, Assistant Professor, graduated from the University of Rochester and continued at the University of Rochester School of Medicine for his medical degree. He did a residency in general surgery at Ohio State University's department of surgery and completed a transplant fellowship in Detroit.


Sohail Contractor, MD, Chief Interventional Radiology
Dr. Sohail Contractor, earned his medical degree at Grant Medical College in India and did a residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital in New York. He completed a fellowship in vascular interventional radiology at New York University School of Medicine.


Dorian Wilson, MD
Dr. Dorian Wilson, assistant professor of surgery, is a graduate of the New Jersey Medical School and completed his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. An active member of the NJ Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, Dr. Wilson is an accomplished surgeon in both transplantation and trauma surgery.




Transplant Physician Assistant

Transplant Coordinators

Social Workers

Financial Coordinators