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Kidney Transplant Leadership

Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach utilizes specialized care teams comprised of medical specialists, social workers, financial counselors and transplant coordinators who work together to provide you with the highest level of care – managing the transplant procedure and post-transplant process with outcomes and success rates that meet or exceed most national benchmarks. Our program offers your physician at home EpicLink, a tool that provides real-time secure web access to your medical record for continued communication and follow-up.

Victor Bowers, MD, FACS
Executive Director, Abdominal Transplant Program, Tampa General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
 
Victor D. Bowers, M.D., F.A.C.S., 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, Pancreas Transplant Program, Tampa General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
 
Rajendra S. Baliga, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., 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. 
 
Charles Sanders, MD
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Tampa General Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
 
Charles E. Sanders, M.D., served as a faculty member at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He received his nephrology training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his transplant fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Sanders is a transplant nephrologist with additional experience and qualifications in liver transplantation medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Sanders has a particular interest in transplant immunosuppressive management, pharmacological research, and chronic allograft dysfunction. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Sanders is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies including the American College of Physicians, the International Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Nephrology, to mention a few.
 
James Huang
Medical Director, Live Donor Kidney Transplant, Tampa General Hospital
 
Dr. Huang is a fellowship-trained abdominal organ transplant surgeon. and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Huang then went on to complete a fellowship with the LifeLink Transplant Institute in Tampa. He currently serves as the surgical director of renal transplantation for Tampa General Medical Group and is the vice chief of general surgery at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Huang also holds an affiliate assistant professor appointment from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, department of surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, basketball, violin and photography. Dr. Huang is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Spanish and French.