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Transplant Surgery

The Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in partnership with the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital, 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 James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital 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.

Clinical Faculty

James Eason, MD
Division Chief

Vasanthi Balaraman, MD
Assistant Professor

Anshul Bhalla, MD
Assistant Professor

Luis Campos, MD
Associate Professor 

Corey Eymard, MD
Assistant Professor

Ryan Helmick, MD
Assistant Professor

Peter Horton, MD
Assistant Professor

Jiten Kothadia, MD
Assistant Professor
Nosratollah Nezakatgoo, MD
Associate Professor
Manish Talwar, MD
Assistant Professor



Research Faculty

Amandeep Bajwa, PhD
Assistant Professor

Canan Kuscu, PhD

Cem Kuscu, PhD
Assistant Professor

Last Published: Apr 6, 2022