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Dr. Jason Vanatta

Associate Professor of Surgery/Transplant Surgeon
Methodist University Hopsital Transplant Institute/University of Tennessee
1211 Union Avenue, Sutie 340

Brief Biography:

Dr. Vanatta holds a bachelor degree in philosophy from Boston University as well as a bachelor degree in chemistry with emphasis in molecular biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, currently renamed Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, earning his MD. Dr. Vanatta's postgraduate training includes general surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He then completed a multi-organ abdominal transplantation fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where he also served as a clinical instructor in general surgery. He joined the Methodist University Hopsital Transplant Institute/University of Tennessee in 2007 as Assistant Professor of Surgery.


Academic positions:

Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Stanford University, 2005-2007

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee 2007-Present


Research interests:

Liver Transplantation, Autoimmune Liver Diseases, Steatohepatitis, Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Renal Disease in Chronic Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation, Immunosuppression Agents, Immune Function Monitoring, Living Donor Transplantation, Pediatric Transplantation, and Hepatobiliary Surgery


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