top of page
Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 4.18.25 PM.png

Medical Advisory Board

Purpose: The purpose of the Medical Advisory Board is to offer expertise on scientific developments, to provide insights on the needs of the Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant population, and to assure that Intestinal Rehab &  Transplant Unwrapped’s policies, research, grants, marketing, communications, and publications meet the highest standards of scientific rigor and accuracy. 

The Intestinal Rehab & Transplant Unwrapped Medical Advisory Board 

Dr. Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University 

Director, Gut Rehabilitation & Transplantation Center

Cleveland Clinic

Alyssa P. Burnham, RPA-C, MS

Intestinal Transplant & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

Mary Brosnan, LCSW

Social Work Manager

Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Geoffrey J. Bond, MD, FRACS

Pediatric Transplant Surgery, General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgeon

Surgical Co-Director, Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Tracy Burch,  RD, LD, CNSC, CCTD
Clinical Dietitian Specialist
Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant
Indiana University Health University Hospital

Terri Cobb, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse

Cleveland Clinic

Ruy J Cruz Jr., MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Director, Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Center

Starzl Transplantation Institute

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Jennifer Garcia, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 

Medical Director, Pediatric Transplant Service

Medical Director, Adult and Pediatric Intestinal Transplant

Medical Director, Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation at University of Miami-JMH

Prof. Dr. Gabriel E. Gondolesi MAAC, FACS

Jefe de Cirugía General

Jefe de Trasplante Hepático, Pancreático e Intestinal

Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro


Dr. Syed-Mohammed Jafri, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Intestinal and Liver Transplant

Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Ajai Khanna, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

Professor of Surgery

Pediatric Transplant Surgery

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Dr. Samuel Kocoshis, M.D. 

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Medical Director Intestinal Care Center and Small Intestinal Transplantation

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Beverly Kosmach-Park DNP, RN, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Department of Transplant Surgery

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Rachael Levy, RD, CSP, LDN

Pediatric Clinical Dietitian

U of Chicago Medicine

Comer Children's Hospital

Dr. Cal S. Matsumoto, MD,FACS

Director, Intestinal Care and Transplantation

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Dr. David F Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS (C), FACS

Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Professor of Surgery, Transplant

Transplant Surgeon 
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Alisha Mavis MD

Pediatric Hepatologist
Levine Children’s Hospital

Atrium Health

Dr. M. Cristina Segovia, MD

Hepatologist, Liver Transplant Specialist, and 

Small Intestine Transplant Specialist

Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Duke University Hospital

Dr. Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD

Director of Transplant Services

Chief of Liver/GI Transplantation

Professor of Clinical Surgery

University of Miami-JMH

Dr. Yoyo Zhang, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Stanford University

Medical Director of Intestinal Transplant

Stanford Children's Health

Addtional Clinican Contributors

For some portions of the Intestinal Rehab & Transplant Unwrapped website, expert clinicians contribute content to help enhance the educational materials we provide. You can find the clinicians and their contributions below. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us. 


Dr. Omar Shamaa, MBBS

Second Year Internal Medicine Resident

Henry Ford Hospital 

Content Contributions: Clinician Section Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Rehabilitation

In Conjunction with Dr. Syed-Mohammed Jafri, MD

We are still in the process of forming both components of our Medical Advisory Board. We are building it with various members of the intestinal and multivisceral transplant community. If you have interest in joining our organization, please contact us.

bottom of page