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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. 
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

Adil Habib, M.D.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

Parvez Mantry, MDParvez 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

Ashwini P. Mehta, DO
Transplant Hepatologist

  • Medical degree - Touro University, Nevada
  • Residency - Medical City Fort Worth, 2014
  • Fellowship - Medical City Forth Worth, 2017
  • Fellowship - Baylor University Medical Center, 2018
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology

Hector Nazario, MDHector E Nazario, MD
Chief of Division of Hepatology

  • 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

Mangesh Pagadala, MD
Transplant Hepatologist

  • Residency - North Shore Medical Center at Salem Hospital
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
  • American College of Gastroenterology, member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, member
  • Dr. Pagadala participated in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease clinical research and is actively involved in teaching and writing articles and manuscripts for medical journals and textbooks.

Zahid Vahora, MD
Transplant Hepatologist

  • Residency - Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship - Florida Hospital Transplant Center
  • Board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, member
  • American Gastroenterology Association, member
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, member
  • American College os Gastroenterology, member
  • Dr. Vahora participates in various clinical research and is actively involved in medial education

Jeffrey Weinstein, MD
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

Transplant Surgeons

Richard M. Dickerman, MD 
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

Carlos Fasola, MD 
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

Lori Kautzman, MD
Transplant Surgeon

  • Medical Education - University of Kansas
  • Residency - Savannah Mercer Medical Center
  • Fellowship - University of Nebraska
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Transplant Surgery

Alejandro Mejia, MD
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.

Vichin Puri, MD
Transplant Surgeon

  • Residency - New York Hospital Queens
  • Fellowship - Cedar Sinai Medical Center
  • American Society of Transplant Surgery, member
  • American College of Surgeons, member
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association, member
  • International College of Surgeons, member
  • Former Instructor in Fundamentals of Critical Care Course, member
  • Certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Transplant Surgery.

Transplant Infectious Disease

Edward Dominguez, MD, FACP, FIDSA 
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