Associate Director of the Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Fellowship Program, Director of the Liver Transplant Service and Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Kaldas is a native of southern California where completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at UCLA, and his obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine. He then moved to New York where completed his surgical residency training at SUNY Stony Brook department of surgery before returning to UCLA to complete his multi organ transplant fellowship training under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil at the Dumont-UCLA transplant center. Dr. Kaldas is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kaldas specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant liver disease. This ranges from laparoscopic and open liver resection for tumors such as liver cancer, bile duct cancer and metastatic colon cancer to complex liver transplantation. He has active research studies in hepatocellular carcinoma, and ischemia reperfusion injury of the liver.