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New physician spotlight: Martin Montenovo

Jul. 6, 2020, 2:52 PM


Martin Montenovo, MD, a liver transplant surgeon, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation. He began seeing patients on Sept. 1, 2019.

Martin Montenovo, MD

“Dr. Montenovo is a caring and highly capable transplant surgeon and we are fortunate to have been able to recruit him to VUMC,” said Carmen Solórzano, MD, John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgical Sciences and chair of the Department of Surgery. “On March 3, Dr. Montenovo together with Dr. Alexopoulos performed the first living donor liver transplantation at VUMC. Keep watching because this program will grow to being one of the best in the nation and Dr. Montenovo will be instrumental to its growth.”

Montenovo’s clinical interests are adult liver transplantation, living donor liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.

His research interests include the expansion in the utilization of marginal liver grafts with emphasis on DCD donors, the use of living donor liver transplantation and evaluating a portable organ care system for preserving and assessing donor livers prior to transplantation.

“I am very pleased to join the faculty at Vanderbilt,” he said. “I have broad experience in living donor liver transplantation and will help to grow an established team so our patients will have more options to get transplanted in a timely fashion.”

Montenovo comes to Vanderbilt from the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) in Seattle, where he was surgical director of living donor liver transplantation and assistant professor in the division of transplantation. Montenovo completed his fellowship, residency and internship at UWMC. He received his MD from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina.

Montenovo is certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Foundation, International Liver Transplant Society and the American College of Surgeons.

Patients can be referred to Montenovo by contacting Vanderbilt Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at 615-936-0420.

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