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The Liver Institute



Liver Institute Physicians

Meet the Physicians at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas

Independently practicing physicians at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas remain easily accessible and readily available to meet the needs of both referring physicians and patients alike.

Working collectively, professionals at The Liver Institute offer complete patient care by providing standard as well as innovative medical and surgical therapies encompassing all aspects of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases.


Transplant Hepatologists

 

Maisha N. Barnes, M.D. 
Transplant Hepatologist 

  • Medical degree – University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Twin Cities
  • Residency – Internal Medicine – University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Fellowship – Gastroenterology – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship – Transplant Hepatology – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology 
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), member
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, member
  • American College of Gastroenterology, member
  • American Society of Transplantation, member
  • American Medical Association, member
Dr. Maisha N. Barnes, MD, transplant hepatologist, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Adil Habib, M.D.
Transplant Hepatologist 

  • Medical degree – DOW Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency – Internal Medicine – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship – Gastroenterology – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship – Hepatology – St. Louis University Health Sciences, St. Louis MO
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology 
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), member
  • American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), member
  • American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), fellow
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), member
Dr. Adil Habib, MD, transplant hepatologist, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Parvez Mantry, MD
Medical Director, Liver Institute Research; Medical Director Hepatobiliary Tumor Program

  • Medical degree – University of Bombay, India
  • Residency – Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, 1997–2000
  • Fellowship – University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York, 2000–2003
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, member
  • American Society of Transplantation, member
  • American Gastroenterological Association, member
  • Internal Liver Transplant Society, member
  • Special interest in hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Read Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) from the book Liver Transplantation - Basic Issues by Dr. Alejandro Mejia, Dr. Hector Nazario, and Dr. Parvez Mantry

 

 Parvez Mantry, MD, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Abdullah Mubarak, MD
Transplant Hepatologist 

  • Medical degree – Government Medical College, India
  • Residency – Mountainside Hospital, an affiliate of the
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1998–2001
  • Chief resident 2001–2002
  • Fellowship – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, 2004–2005
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Focus Study Group on NASH–AASLD (American Association for Study of Liver Disease), member
 Abdullah Mubarak, MD, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Hector E Nazario, MD
Transplant Hepatologist 

  • Medical degree – University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Residency – Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, assistant clinical professor for the hospital’s liver transplant center
    Fellowship – Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Transplant hepatology – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology
  • American Gastroenterology Association, member
  • American College of Gastroenterology, member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, member
  • Dr. Nazario specializes in the management of viral hepatitis, cholestatic and autoimmune liver diseases, complications of portal hypertension, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, adult liver transplantation, medical complications after liver transplantation, and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Dr. Nazario participates in clinical research and is actively involved in teaching.
  • Read Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) from the book Liver Transplantation - Basic Issues by Dr. Alejandro Mejia, Dr. Hector Nazario, and Dr. Parvez Mantry

Hector E. Nazario MD, transplant hepatologist, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Jeffrey Weinstein, MD
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Services

  • Medical degree – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School,1988–1991
  • Fellowship – Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, 1991–1994
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology
 Jeffrey Weinstein, MD, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Transplant Surgeons

 

Stephen S. Cheng, MD
Medical Director, Transplant Informatics; Surgical Director Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Services

  • Medical degree – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Residency – Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1986-1992
  • Fellowship – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1992–1994
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Special interest and expertise in: abdominal organ transplantation, laparoscopic liver and pancreas resections, liver, bile duct, and pancreas tumors
 Stephen Cheng, MD, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Richard M. Dickerman, MD 
Surgical Director – Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

  • Medical degree – Albany Medical College
  • Residency – University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship – General Surgery – University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Association for Academic Surgery, member 
  • Frederick Coller Surgical Society, member 
  • Dallas Society of General Surgeons, member 
  • Dallas County Medical Society, member 
  • Texas Medical Association, member 
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, member 
  • International Transplant Society, member 
  • Society of Academic Surgery, member

Dr. Richard Dickerman, Surgical Director – Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Carlos Fasola, MD
Transplant Surgeon

  • Medical degree – Universidad de Chile 
  • Residency – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Fellowship – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, multi-organ transplant
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons member 
  • Additional training: pediatric living-donor liver transplantation and adult living donor liver transplantation 
  • Special interests: kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation, multi-organ transplantation, dialysis accesses
Dr. Carlos Fasola, MD, transplant surgeon, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Alejandro Mejia, MD
Executive Medical Director, Organ Transplantation

  • Medical degree – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Columbia
  • Internship – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
  • Fellowship – University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Read Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) from the book Liver Transplantation - Basic Issues by Dr. Alejandro Mejia, Dr. Hector Nazario, and Dr. Parvez Mantry
  • Led a team at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that performed two firsts for North Texas including a fully robotic Whipple, or a pancreaticoduodenectomy, and liver resection.

 

 Alejandro Mejia, MD, independently practicing transplant surgeon at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Transplant Infectious Disease

 

Edward Dominguez, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Medical Director, Organ Transplant Infectious Disease

  • Medical degree – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1986-1989
  • Fellowship – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1989-1992
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Special interests: infections in immunocompromised host, outpatient anti-infective therapy

 

Edward Dominguez, MD, independently practicing physician at the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

 

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those practicing at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any other affiliated institution.

The contents of this site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with your physician or other health care provider regarding any medical conditions or decisions about medical care.

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