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Glenn A. Halff, M.D.

Professor of Transplant Surgery
Dielmann Chair, Transplant Center
Director, UT Transplant Center, UT School of Medicine San Antonio

Photo - Dr. Halff Email: halff@uthscsa.edu

Board Certifications: Surgical Critical Care
General Surgery

Education:
MD, UT Medical School, Houston, TX

Postgraduate training:
Residency, internship, New York University, New York City, NY
Transplant fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Research interests:

Clinical interests: adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants, adult to adult living liver transplants; liver, biliary, pancreas surgeries

Publications:
Barshes NR, Becker NS, Washburn WK, Halff GA, Aloia TA, Goss JA. Geographic disparities in deceased donor liver transplantation within a single UNOS region. Liver Transplantation 13:747-751, 2007.

Washburn WK, Pollock BH, Nichols L, Speeg KV, Halff GA. Impact of Recipient MELD score on Resource Utilization. American J Transplantation 2006; 6:2449-2454.

Mejia A, BarshesN, Halff G, Goss J, Washburn WK. Use of Split Liver Alografts does not Impair Pediatric Recipient Growth Liver Transplantation 2007; 13:145-148.

Washburn WK, Halff G., Mieles L., Goldstein R., Goss J.. Split Liver Transplantation: Statewide Usage of the Right Trisegmental Graft American Journal of Transplantation 2005

Lee T.C., Barshes N., Washburn W.K., Halff G., Carber A., Bristow L., Scott J., Goss J.. Split Liver Transplantation Using the Left Lateral Segment Multi-Center Statewide Experience American Journal of Transplantation 2005

Pollack MS, Speeg KV, Callander NS, Freytes CO, Espinoza AA, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Washburn WK, Halff GA. Severe, late-onset graft-versus-host disease in a liver transplant recipient documented by chimerism analysis. Hum Immunol 2005 Jan;66(1):28-31.

Washburn WK, Ann Harper, Goran Klintmalm, John Goss, Halff GA. Regional Sharing for Status 1 Patients:Reduction in Waitlist Mortality. AJT-Submitted 2005

Lovell MO, Speeg KV, Halff GA, Molina DK, Sharkey FE. Acute Hepatic Allograft Rejection: A Comparison of Patients With and Without Centrilobular Alterations During First Rejection Episode Liver Transpl 2004 Mar;10(3):369-373.

Esterl RM, Washburn WK, Halff GA. UTHSCSA and Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation San Antonio Medicine 2005 Feb;58(2):32-33.

Halff GA, Speeg KV, Washburn WK, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Mejia A, Nichols L, Neigut DA, Dodd III GD, Cigarroa FG. Liver Transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center University Hospital in San Antonio In: Clinical Transplants. Los Angeles: UCLA Immunogenetics Center; 2004. p. 247 - 253.

Biosketch: Dr. Glenn Halff is serving the University as Acting Dean of the School of Medicine and is the Director of the Division of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency and internship at New York University in New York City, New York and his transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, he started the liver transplant program at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He performs adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants. He along with Dr. Francisco Cigarroa performed the first split liver transplant in South Texas. He also performs adult to adult living liver transplants and specializes in all liver, biliary and pancreas surgeries.

Awards:
2012, San Antonio Magazine, 'Best Doctors in America'®
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
2003 San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah Myrtle Wreath Award for Medicine
2003 Kathryn Dial Murray Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation
2000 Certificate of Appreciation: In recognition of outstanding efforts in the teaching of residents
1999 Nomination for the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
1999 Recipient of the first annual Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching
1998 Nomination for the 1998 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
1998 Certificate of Merit of the American Roentgen Ray Society: Awarded to Halff GA, et al, for the scientific exhibit "Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Malignant Hepatic Tumors," San Francisco, CA
1998 Research Award of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists: Awarded to Halff GA, et al, for the scientific exhibit "Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Malignant Hepatic Tumors," Rancho Mirage, CA
1997 Certificate of Merit of the Radiological Society of North America: Awarded to Halff GA, et al, for the scientific exhibit "Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Malignant Hepatic Tumors," Chicago, IL
1997 Larry Mack Research Award of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound: Awarded to Halff GA, et al, for the best scientific abstract "Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Hepatic Tumors" at the 7th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Washington, DC

Professional Societies:
Bexar County Medical Society
J. Bradley Aust Society
San Antonio Surgical Society
South Texas Organ Bank
Texas Medical Association
United Network of Organ Sharing Membership Committee
United Network for Organ Sharing Region 4 Member
Texas Transplant Society
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Alumnus of Bellevue Society