About Us

The Division of Abdominal Transplantation, under the direction of Division Chief Dr. John A. Goss, offers an integrated multidisciplinary team approach to the prevention, diagnosis and therapy for adult and pediatric transplant patients. Working in concert with hepatologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, and other specialists, our 22 faculty surgeons and staff provide transplant services across the Texas Medical Center—at Baylor St. Luke’s Abdominal Transplant & Liver Disease Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Our liver transplant program is ranked number one in Houston and is one of the busiest services in the nation. Since 1998, our surgeons have performed over 1,900 liver transplantations, with outstanding results.

The division is committed to clinical and basic research, in part funded through NIH grants, in areas such as adult and pediatric solid organ transplantation, liver disease, kidney disease, immunogenetics, bone marrow transplant and chronic hepatitis C. Led by Dr. John M. Vierling, professor and chief of hepatology, the Baylor St. Luke’s Advanced Liver Therapies Research Center gives patients access to clinical trials offering the latest therapies.

Co-directed by Assistant Professors Drs. Peter Jindra and Matt Cusick, the division-run Immune Evaluation Laboratory continues to expand its research activities while remaining the largest program of its kind in the Texas Medical Center. The division offers highly competitive advanced surgical fellowships in liver and renal transplantation.