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Co-Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Surgery

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Liver, kidney transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; minimally invasive surgery

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery


Colorectal Disorders, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Liver Care, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Liver Tumor, Intestinal Disorders, Surgical Weight Loss, Liver Transplant, General and Thoracic Surgery

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My Education

MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1982.

Residency: Surgery, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA.

Fellowship: Trauma / Critical Care, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, MD; Trauma / Burn, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Pediatric Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO; Transplantation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Surgery, 1999; Pediatric Surgery, 2001; Surgical Critical Care, 2001.

My Publications

Is anuria prior to pediatric renal transplantation associated with poor allograft outcomes?. Alam, Z; VanderBrink, BA; Brewer, N; Hooper, D; Tiao, G; Alonso, M; Nathan, J; DeFoor, WR; Sheldon, C; Reddy, PP. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Esophageal dysmotility: An intrinsic feature of megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS). Kocoshis, SA; Goldschmidt, ML; Nathan, JD; El-Chammas, KI; Bondoc, AJ; Tiao, GM; Alonso, MH; Ubesie, AC; Cole, CR; Kaul, A. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:1303-1307.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Biliary Atresia: Case and Review of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Data. Lobeck, IN; Bondoc, A; Nolan, H; Frischer, JS; Campbell, KM; Ryan, TD; Goldstein, SL; Nathan, JD; Alonso, MH; Tiao, GM. ASAIO Journal. 2018; 64:e191-e195.

Surgical management of children and adolescents with upfront completely resected hepatocellular carcinoma. D'Souza, AM; Shah, R; Gupta, A; Towbin, AJ; Alonso, M; Nathan, JD; Bondoc, A; Tiao, G; Geller, JI. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e27293-e27293.

Treatment of Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Novel Use of a Customized Endovascular Stent. Averin, K; Bucuvalas, J; Alonso, MH; Kohli, R; Heubi, JE; Johnson, ND; Goldstein, BH. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 180:256-260.

Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for the pediatric recipient population: Risk factors for adverse outcomes. Walther, AE; Coots, AC; Goebel, JW; Alonso, MH; Ryckman, FC; Tiao, GM; Nathan, JD. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015; 19:836-843.

Limited surgical resection for graft salvage following recovery from complicated exfoliative rejection in pediatric intestinal recipients. Goldschmidt, ML; Kocoshis, SA; Tiao, GM; Alonso, MH; Nathan, JD. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015; 19:E170-E176.

Incidence of bloodstream infections in small bowel transplant recipients receiving selective decontamination of the digestive tract: A single-center experience. Galloway, D; Danziger-Isakov, L; Goldschmidt, M; Hemmelgarn, T; Courter, J; Nathan, JD; Alonso, M; Tiao, G; Fei, L; Kocoshis, S. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015; 19:722-729.

End stage renal disease and kidney transplant in patients with anorectal malformation: is there an alternative route?. Bischoff, A; DeFoor, W; VanderBrink, B; Goebel, J; Hall, J; Alonso, M; Reddy, P; Pena, A. Pediatric Surgery International. 2015; 31:725-728.

Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy in Children. Nathan, JD; Ryckman, FC; Alonso, MH; Tiao, G. Transplantation of the Liver: Third Edition. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2015.