About the Author
Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Dr Jabbour performs live donor liver transplantation, hepatobiliary/pancreatic and liver surgery. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Multi-organ Abdominal Transplantation, Director of Transfusion-free Medicine and Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He was also an attending staff member at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, the Norris Cancer Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr Jabbour earned his undergraduate degree with the highest distinction at the Facultes Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium, and his M.D. with the highest distinction at the Universitaires Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. After graduating, he completed his internship at Brugmann University Hospital under the auspices of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. His residencies were completed at Lincoln Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital under the auspices of New York Medical College in New York City. His fellowship in transplantation surgery was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Thomas E Starzl. He is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care and certified transplant surgeon from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr Jabbour was one of the team leaders who performed the world's first bloodless live donor liver transplantation in adult and pediatric Jehovah’s Witness patients, and who initiated adult to adult live donor liver transplantation in the west coast. Dr. Jabbour’s research interests include living related liver transplantation and innovative liver monitoring.