Fady M Kaldas, MD, FACS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),
  • Kelly Lee Tarantello Chair in Integrative Liver Transplantation,
  • Co-Director of the UCLA Heart-Liver Disease Program,
  • Director of the UCLA Adult Liver Transplant Service,
  • Director of the UCLA Multi-Organ Abdominal Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship Program.

Dr. Kaldas completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at UCLA and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at SUNY Stony Brook Department of Surgery before returning to complete his fellowship at the UCLA Liver Transplant Program. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Kaldas is the Director of UCLA’s Multi-Organ Abdominal Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship Program. He is committed to education having mentored numerous medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, and transplant surgery fellows for over a decade. He serves on a variety of educational committees and is the faculty advisor for the UCLA Transplant Surgery Interest Group. Additionally, he serves on a number of administrative committees and is co-chair of the Annual UCLA Liver Diseases Symposium.

Dr. Kaldas has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has served as an investigator on NIH-funded and privately funded research studies. His academic interests include heart-liver transplantation and high acuity transplants, as well as ischemia reperfusion injury and liver cancer. He has been an invited speaker locally, nationally, and internationally on various liver transplant topics.