Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Mario F. Rubin, M.D., has joined Saint Luke’s Hospital as chief of nephrology and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Rubin will lead a highly experienced team of nephrologists and transplant specialists who since 1969 have performed more than 1,400 kidney transplants.
“Dr. Rubin brings to Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program a wealth of experience and knowledge, strong leadership ability, and a passion for education, research, and clinical excellence,” said Thomas T. Crouch, M.D., retiring chief of nephrology at Saint Luke’s Hospital. “Dr. Rubin’s outstanding skills and expertise make him an excellent choice to lead one of the most experienced programs in the region.”
Specializing in post-transplant proteinuria, hypertension, desensitization, and management of antibody mediated rejection, Dr. Rubin joins Saint Luke’s from the University of Arizona, where he was professor of medicine and chief of clinical nephrology, director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program, and medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program. In addition, Dr. Rubin has served as the director of nephrology education and director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Rubin received his nephrology fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital and his transplant fellowship training from Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
Dr. Rubin joins Christie W. Gooden, M.D., surgical director of kidney transplantation, who completed her surgical/transplantation fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Lee S. Cummings, M.D., who completed his surgical/transplantation fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program
Since performing the first kidney transplant in the Kansas City area in 1969, the Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program has performed more than 1,400 kidney transplants, making it one of the most experienced programs in the region. Utilizing innovative techniques that result in faster recovery for patients, the program offers wait times of about half the national average of 53 months. A Medicare-approved transplant facility, Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program provides easy physician referrals and excellent communication with referring physicians.
Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.