Dr. Marc Garfinkel
Dr. Garfinkel, a transplant surgeon, is surgical director for Memorial Transplant Services. His practice is in general surgery with special emphasis in kidney and pancreas transplantation and living donor laparoscopic nephrectomy (removal of a living donor's kidney with less invasive laparoscopic surgery methods). He is located with SIU Healthcare and is also an Associate Professor with the SIU School of Medicine's Division of General Surgery.
He is responsible for evaluating potential kidney and pancreas transplant recipients as well as potential living kidney donor patients and overseeing their surgical management after transplant. Dr. Garfinkel is fellowship trained in kidney, pancreas, and islet transplantation. He has studied and trained at University of California at San Diego and Duke University, and was with the University of Chicago Hospitals Transplant Center for eight years prior to joining SIU and Memorial.