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The Transplant Center At Porter team is dedicated to providing patients and their families with an environment focused on more than just the medical side of their care. The entire transplant team is dedicated exclusively to helping patients in every aspect of their treatment from medical care to dietary guidance, social and psychological support, to assistance with financial and insurance matters. The Transplant Center at Porter is a place where top-tier medical professionals, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, deliver patient centered care in a private hospital environment designed to support both the physical and spiritual health of patients and their families.
Dr. Cronin is a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training and decades of experience in transplantation surgery. Dr. Cronin is experienced in adult and pediatric liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as live donor liver and kidney surgery. In addition , Dr. Cronin provides surgical treatment for benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. Dr. Cronin received his medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and a doctoral degree in immunology, residency in general surgery, and transplantation surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago. Most recently, Dr. Cronin received a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Cronin is an award winning surgeon with professional recognition on a national and international level. He has authored numerous papers, participated as an investigator in a variety of research studies and participated in many professional societies. Dr. Cronin’s care philosophy is to provide the best care possible, for every patient, every time.
Dr. Lake-Bakaar is a board certified transplant hepatologist. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Dr. Lake-Bakaar received his medical degree from King's College Hospital Medical School in London, England and completed his residency at King's College Hospital and The London Hospital. His fellowship training was under Dame Sheila Sherlock at The Royal Free Hospital in London, England. He was also Berson Fellow with Rosalyn Yalow, co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Dr. Lake-Bakaar has esteemed medical background and training, most recently serving as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in various research and clinical trials to improve the field of transplant hepatology, and his most recent book Alcohol and the Liver was published by Nova Science Publishers.
Dr. Lovato is a board-certified surgeon that specializes in general and laparoscopic surgery with extensive experience in renal vascular and kidney transplant surgeries.
Dr. Modanlou is a dedicated transplant surgeon that specializes in abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgeries, including minimally invasive techniques. His areas of focus are liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. Dr. Modanlou’s philosophy is to provide comprehensive care to patients in an environment where they are engaged and informed about their treatment plan.
He received his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine, completed his General Surgery Residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and his fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Modanlou is board-certified in General Surgery and fellowship-trained in Transplantation Surgery.
As a leader in his field, Dr. Modanlou has published numerous journal publications, abstracts and book chapters pertaining to transplant surgeries. He has also been the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards and regularly lectures across the county on topics related to transplantation.
Professional and Academic Credits
Board-Certified in General Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Transplantation Surgery & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Transplantation
Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Member, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Member, United Network for Organ Sharing, Regional Review Board
Dr. Susnow is fellowship trained in transplant hepatology and gastroenterology.
Dr. Yoo is a fellowship trained surgeon in renal transplant/vascular access and abdominal transplant surgery. Her areas of focus include liver, kidney, kidney/living donor and combined kidney/ pancreas transplants.
Dr. Yoo completed her medical degree, general surgery residency and renal transplant/vascular access fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Her abdominal transplant surgery training was done at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist Transplant Institute, in Memphis. Dr. Yoo’s philosophy is to provide individualized care for all her patients.
As a leader in transplant surgery, Dr. Yoo has published numerous journal publications, abstracts and book chapters around liver and kidney transplantation and care of end stage renal patients. She has also received numerous awards and honors for her work.
Professional and Academic Credits
Board-Certification, General Surgery
Fellowship, Renal Transplant/Vascular Access, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Liver Foundation
Member, American Kidney Foundation
Daniel Humer is a board-certified physician assistant. He earned his Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies with an emphasis in acute care and surgery at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dan has been a member of the Porter Transplant Team since 2011, where he takes
care of liver and kidney transplant patients as well as hepatobiliary patients.
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