Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery

In the UC San Diego Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery program, headed by Alan Hemming, MD, internationally recognized transplant surgeons perform abdominal organ transplants in both adults and children. UC San Diego’s abdominal transplant surgeons have extensive experience in performing kidney, pancreas, liver, and multi-organ transplants. Innovative transplant surgeries, including living related liver transplant and domino liver transplant, are offered.

Transplants in children are performed under the UC San Diego-Rady Children’s Hospital Pediatric Transplant Program, which serves children from Southern California and throughout the Pacific Southwest. The program’s pediatric transplant surgeons are expert in advanced and complex transplantation procedures including living related liver transplant, domino liver transplant, multi-organ transplant, and pancreas transplant.

Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation

Alan W. Hemming, MD
Alan W. Hemming, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Chief, Hepatobiliary & Transplant Surgery  
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
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Kristin Mekeel, MD
Kristin Mekeel, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation 
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 Jennifer Berumen, MD Jennifer Berumen, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
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 Tatiana Kisseleva, MD Tatiana Kisseleva, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
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Staff

Robert Mallory, PA
Physician Assistant
Hepatobiliary Patients
(858) 246-1597
Fax (858) 228-5153
rjmallory@ucsd.edu 
Kimberley Settineri, PA
Physician Assistant
Liver Transplant Patients
(858) 657-6487
Fax (858) 587-6694
ksettineri@ucsd.edu 
Dudley "Doug" Elmore, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Patients
(858) 657-6487
Fax (858) 587-6694
delmore@ucsd.edu 

Kimberly Gross, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Inpatient/Hospitalized 
Patients
(858) 657-6487
Fax (858) 587-6694
kwgross@ucsd.edu 

Felicia Ferguson

Executive Assistant
(619) 543-5870
Fax (619) 543-7785
ffergusoni@ucsd.edu  


Hilary Beltran
Administrative Assistant
Drs. Hemming, Mekeel, Halldorson & Berumen
(858) 657-6487
Fax (858) 587-6694
habeltran@ucsd.edu


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
UC San Diego
Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery

9300 Campus Point Drive, Mail Code: 7745
La Jolla, CA  92037-7745
Main Line: (858) 657-6487
Fax: (858) 587-6694