Our Team

Leadership Team

STAR Teams integrated practice is among the largest transplant organ recovery-specialty medical groups in the world. STAR Teams is dedicated to excellence and innovation in patient care, teaching, and research. Working in partnership with our transplant center clients and partners, we are committed to improving the lives of patients.

Surgeons

 

Broadus Zane Atkins, MD, MBA
Director of Research and Technology Integration
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Duke University (2004-2007)
Shelly Bansal, MD
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh (2013-2014)
Preben Brandenhoff, MD
Senior Advisor
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: University of Copenhagen (1990-1993)
Christopher Derby, MD
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2003-2004)
Gary Dworkin, MD
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia (1989-1991)
David A. Hormuth, MD, MBA
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin (1988-1990)
John Paris, MD
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Indiana University (1980-1982)
Lindsey M. Prescher, DO
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital (2016-2018)
Paul Robison, MD, MMM
Chief of Surgical Operations STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: University of Utah College of Medicine (1988-1991)
JaBaris D. Swain, MD, MPH
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital (2010-2011)
Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, MBA
Director of Surgery
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: University of Minnesota (2005-2008) and Brigham & Women's Hospital (2008-2009)
V. Eric Thompson, MD
STAR Teams Surgeon
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (1978-1982)

Staff

 

Karim Ahmadi
Surgical Assistant
Jessica Bond
Surgical Assistant
Erica Clark
Chief Operations and Logistic Officer
Donald Cox
Surgical Assistant
Jeffrey Graham
Operations and Logistics Officer
Karen Kuklinski, RN
Surgical Assistant
Daniel Le
Surgical Assistant
Taylor Leturgey
Surgical Assistant
Hiroko Matsuyama
Director of Community Engagement,
Chief Happiness Officer
Eduardo Russ
Surgical Assistant
James Tessier, RN
Chief Digital Officer

Advisors

  • Jill Block, RN
  • Robert S.D. Higgins, MD
  • Paul Massimiano, MD
  • George Ruiz, MD
  • Ali Shariari, MD
  • Sara Shumway, MD