Kidney Transplant Center: Medical Leadership

Victor Bowers, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Tampa General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Dr. Victor D. Bowers, FACS., has been a member of Tampa General’s abdominal transplant programs since 1991 and serves as the emeritus director of the abdominal transplant programs. Dr. Bowers completed his residency in general surgery at the University of South Florida in 1984. He subsequently did transplant surgical fellowships at Cambridge University, with Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England. He also completed an ASTS approved abdominal transplant fellowship at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Bowers has been certified by the American Board of Surgery since 1986. He currently holds an affiliate clinical teaching appointment with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine as an associate professor of surgery and has received Outstanding Educator Award several times over the past few years.


Rajendra Baliga, MD, FACP, FASN

Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Tampa General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Dr. Rajendra S. BaligaFACP, FASN, is medical director of the pancreas transplant program at Tampa General Hospital and is the program director of the transplant nephrology fellowship program at the University of South Florida. After his residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, Dr. Baliga completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville followed by a fellowship in transplant nephrology at the University of Chicago. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Baliga was the recipient of numerous awards including the Domestic Young Investigator Award at the American Transplant Congress in 2004, and the Harry Kurz, M.D. Memorial Award for excellence in teaching by a resident in 2001. His clinical interests include all aspects of nephrology including general nephrology, dialysis, hypertension and transplantation.