Dr. Amit Tevar, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the Director of the kidney and pancreas transplant surgical program at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation, UPMC Hamot Kidney Transplant Program.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery specializing in multi-organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. His clinical focus includes solid organ transplantation, minimally-invasive, and hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Tevar received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery at Indiana University where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in multi-organ transplant surgery at the University of Chicago and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tevar has been published in a variety of publications and has been invited to present and lecture at numerous conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
Transplants coordinated through living donation help to reduce the overall time spent on a transplant waiting list for patients awaiting a life-saving organ. During this webinar, we will be joined by Amit D. Tevar, MD, a transplant surgeon from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Diana Manucci, an Independent Living Donor Advocate, who will discuss the process of living donation from referral to long term post-operative care. Specific attention will be focused on ethics, behavioral and social evaluation/requirements as well as the role of the Independent Living Donor Advocate.