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Barnabas Health Renal and Transplant Division Welcomes New Transplant Surgeon

10/16/2015

Livingston, NJ – In response to an ever-increasing need for kidney and pancreas transplant surgeries and the program's continuous growth, the Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division recently welcomed new transplant surgeon, Samantha H. Aitchison, MD.

Dr. Aitchison joins Stuart R. Geffner, MD, and Harry Sun, MD, with Associates in Transplant and General Surgery. Together, they specialize in kidney and pancreas transplantation, dialysis access, as well as general and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Prior to joining the Division, Dr. Aitchison was an attending surgeon at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, while performing her fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, and received a medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. She is board certified in surgery and has presented her original research at both international and national conventions.

The world-class Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, located at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, is one of the world's most progressive transplant programs. Performing more than 250 transplants each year, it is one of the largest kidney transplant programs in the United States - ranking third highest in living donor transplant volume. The Division is the most active kidney transplant program in New Jersey and the only program in the state involved in multiple clinical research trials and NIH funded trials for patients.

October 16, 2015

Samantha Anton, 973-322-5425

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