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Transplant Surgery

The Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in partnership with the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, is dedicated to pursuing excellence in patient experience, clinical quality, and safety, while pushing the boundaries of transplant science through innovation and research.

Based in an academic medical setting at Methodist University Hospital we are dedicated to teaching the future of transplantation through specialty hepatology, nephrology and transplant surgery fellowship programs. Partnering with our research team, we are focused on providing cutting edge transplant therapies through both basic and clinical research.

Message from Division Chief

james eason

The Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute has been providing expert care in solid organ transplantation for more than 40 years.

Our clinical team includes highly skilled, nationally recognized surgeons who work closely with our multidisciplinary, transplant- trained team of nephrologists, hepatologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and support services to provide an excellent patient experience and improve quality of life through organ transplantation.

The transplant team performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. We perform simultaneous liver/ kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants.   We are also experienced in live donor liver and kidney transplantation.  


Division Contact

Jeannie Wagner
Office Manager/Practice - Patients Relations Coordinator
UT Methodist Physicians
Methodist University Transplant Institute
P: (901) 516-7469



Clinical Faculty

James Eason, MD
Division Chief

Uchenna Agbim, MD
Assistant Professor 

Vasanthi Balaraman, MD
Assistant Professor

Luis Campos, MD
Associate Professor 

Corey Eymard, MD
Assistant Professor

Ryan Helmick, MD
Assistant Professor

Peter Horton, MD
Assistant Professor 

Benedict Maliakkal, MD
Associate Professor 

Daniel Maluf, MD

Miklos Molnar, MD
Associate Professor

Satheesh Nair, MD
 Nosratollah Nezakatgoo, MD
Associate Professor
Manish Talwar, MD
Assistant Professor


Research Faculty

Amandeep Bajwa, PhD
Associate Professor

Sai Vineela Bontha, PhD

Canan Kuscu, PhD

 Cem Kuscu, PhD
Assistant Professor
 Valeria Mas, PhD
Aaron Wolen, PhD
Assistant Professor

Last Published: Feb 18, 2019