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WORLD'S First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant Performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Date:6/4/2009

surgery has led him to achieve medical "firsts" in New Jersey regarding transplant surgery, including performing a transplant on the youngest pediatric patient in the state, performing New Jersey's first laparoscopic kidney donation surgery, and performing the state's first isolated pancreas transplant. He operates at both Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Geffner received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School and completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. A talented surgeon, he is a published author and has made several presentations at national surgical conferences.

Dr. Geffner plays an active role in the community and is involved with "Live from Kidney Transplant," a series of live video telecasts of transplant surgery to high school students by Liberty Science Center. He is the Region 2 Representative on the Pancreas Transplantation Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing.

He was also the Medical Director of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network. In 2005, he received the National Medical Award for Excellence in Transplantation by the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, Inc.

Saint Barnabas Health Care System Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division

The Saint Barnabas Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, with programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is one of the top ten largest kidney transplant programs in the nations with more than 270 cases per year.


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