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David Mulligan, MD, FACS

Section Chief

Professor of Surgery (Transplant)

Section Chief, Transplantation Surgery and Immunology

David Mulligan, MD, an acclaimed abdominal organ transplant surgeon from the Mayo Clinic and a passionate leader in organ donation, has been appointed chief of the Section of Transplantation and Immunology, director of the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC), and professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Mulligan succeeds Sukru Emre, MD, a renowned adult and pediatric liver transplant surgeon who has served admirably since 2007 in leading Yale’s transplantation center, and...

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Ramesh Batra, MD, MRCS

Ramesh Batra, MD, is an adult and pediatric multi-organ abdominal transplant surgeon. He underwent the British system of surgical training in NHS based hospitals in United Kingdom, and was admitted to the membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He set the foundation and further advanced his transplant training in London at Royal Free hospital and also at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital before moving to the United States. He then completed the ASTS abdominal transplant fellowship at...

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Laurine M. Bow, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplant)

Laurine M. Bow, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) is board certified in the field of Diagnostic Immunology and earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Dr. Bow is on the Board of Directors of Life Choice Donor Services and the World Affairs Council.



Dr. Bow’s research interests include clinical relevance of HLA antibodies in organ transplantation, transplant immunology, and vascular biology.

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Sukru H. Emre, MD

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Dr. Emre received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul where he also completed a residency in general surgery. His clinical post-doctoral training includes completion of a hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at the University of Istanbul and a transplant fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He also completed two transplantation research fellowships, one at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and another at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He holds a...

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Dani Haakinson, MD

Assistant Professor

Danielle is excited to be joining the surgical faculty at the Yale New Haven Transplant Center and School of Medicine.  She is originally from Colorado and completed several years of research, her undergraduate education and her medical education at Colorado State University and University of Colorado.  She moved to Arizona for her surgical training completing both General Surgery Residency and an Abdominal Transplant Surgical Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona.  Her research interests include...

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Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Medicine (Nephrology)

Medical Director, Center for Living Organ Donors

Scientific Director, Yale Transplant Research Unit

Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program

UNOS Primary Living Donor Surgeon

Dr. Kulkarni is a multi-organ transplant surgeon and the Director of the Kidney and Pancreas transplant program at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. The clinical program has been the one of the largest programs in New England since 2008, in terms of new patients listed, number of living donor transplants and the total number of kidney transplants performed. Clinical higlights of the program include an accelerated work-up and listing process (AJKD 2012;60(2):288, Healthgrades Award...

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Gregory Thomas Tietjen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gregory Tietjen earned his PhD in Biophysics at the University of Chicago before completing Postdoctoral training in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. At all levels of his training, Dr. Tietjen’s emphasis has been on integrating multiple diverse disciplines to forge new scientific pathways. Dr. Tietjen is now excited to apply his expertise in molecular biophysics and nanotechanology within a clinical context as an Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine...

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Peter Steven Yoo, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplant)

Associate Program Director, Surgical Residency

Director, Paired Kidney Exchange Program

Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in abdominal organ transplantation in children and adults. He is appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Director of the Yale Surgery Residency.

A native of New York, Dr. Yoo was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He was as intern, resident, and administrative chief resident in the Department of...

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