Marian Porubsky, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery, as assistant professor. Dr. Porubsky performs all solid organ transplant procedures – kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestine – with a focus on pancreas, intestine and multivisceral transplants. He provides pre- and post-operative care for transplant recipients and patients suffering from organ failure.
A member of the HPB Center team, Dr. Porubsky also treats all conditions that affect the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and duodenum. The conditions include benign and malignant tumors, inflammations, congenital abnormalities and traumatic injuries.
Dr. Porubsky attended medical school at Komensky University Bratislava in Slovakia. Following his general surgery residency training at the University Hospital Essen, Germany, he completed a research fellowship and a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He recently finished a fellowship in organ transplantation at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research in abdominal transplantation at national meetings.
The UA Department of Surgery is quickly becoming a leader in all types of transplants. In 2009, the department added cellular transplantation to its program. The addition of composite tissue transplants in 2011 established the UA one of the most comprehensive programs in all areas of adult and pediatric transplants.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Porubsky join the department,” said Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD, chief of Abdominal Transplantation and chairman of the UA Department of Surgery. “His training and expertise with complex transplant procedures will be instrumental as we continue to grow our transplant program.”