Transplant Center

The Transplant Team

Gazi B. Zibari, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Zibari, director of the John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center and surgical director of the kidney, kidney/pancreas and pancreas transplant programs at Willis-Knighton, completed his abdominal organ transplant fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Hosein M. Shokouh-Amiri, M.D.
Dr. Shokouh-Amiri, surgical director of the liver transplantation program, completed his liver transplantation fellowship at the University of Tennessee and serves on the board of the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA.)

Robert W. McMillan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. McMillan completed his liver transplantation fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and a kidney transplantation fellowship at LSU Health Shreveport.

Kenneth Abreo, M.D.
Dr. Abreo, medical director of the kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreas and living kidney donor transplantation programs, completed his nephrology residency at the University of California in Davis.

Neeraj Singh, M.D.
Dr. Singh completed his nephrology training at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo and his transplant medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Donnie F. Aultman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Aultman completed his transplant fellowship at LSU Health and a special fellowship in pancreas transplantation at the University of Minnesota. He assists in kidney, pancreas, and liver organ recoveries and performs surgical evaluations for the living kidney donors.

David F. Dies, M.D.
Dr. Dies, medical director of the liver transplant program, is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and advanced transplant hepatology. He completed his transplant hepatology fellowship at the St. Louis University Liver Center.

Other members of the team include transplant physicians, hepatologists, nephrologists, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, hospital intensivists and other supporting physician team members. The multidisciplinary care of transplant patients also involves the support of transplant coordinators, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, financial coordinators and administrators.