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Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division Appoints Associate Director of Transplant Surgery

04/29/2016

Livingston, NJ -- Recently, the Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division named Harry Sun, MD, Associate Director of Transplant Surgery. Dr. Sun has been an integral component in the continued growth of the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division which aims to help people avoid or get off dialysis and achieve a higher quality of life through kidney and pancreas transplantation.

“In 2015, our program performed a record 301 kid­ney transplants, which puts it in the top five trans­plant programs in the country,” says Shamkant Mulgaonkar, MD, chief of the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division. He adds that that Dr. Sun is among the nation’s most experienced transplant surgeons.

Dr. Sun joined the Division in 2007 following a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplant at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Prior to that, Dr. Sun spent five years at Saint Barnabas Medical Center completing his General Surgery Internship and Residency. He served as Chief Resident during his final year. He received a medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in biology from Muhlenberg College. Dr. Sun is board certified in surgery and has presented his original research at several national conventions.

Dr. Sun, together with Stuart R. Geffner, MD, Director of Transplant Surgery, and Samantha Aitchison, MD, transplant surgeon, comprise Associates in Transplant and General Surgery. Together, they specialize in renal and pancreas transplantation, dialysis access, as well as general and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

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. It is one of the largest kidney transplant programs in the United States. The Division is the most active kidney transplant program in New Jersey and the only program in the state involved in clinical research trials for patients. Learn more about Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division.

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