Gazi B. Zibari

Wilis Knighton Health System, USA


Gazi B. Zibari, M.D. A native of Kurdistan, Iraq and a graduate of David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN and the UTHSC College of Medicine (1985) in Memphis. Dr. Zibari completed his general surgery Residency Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. He then completed a fellowship in transplantation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Zibari returned to LSUHSC Shreveport in 1993, where he has served as Professor of Surgery with Tenure, Director of Pediatric and Pancreatic Transplantation, Chief of the Division of Transplantation, and Director of Willis-Knighton/ LSUHSC Regional Transplant Program. He holds the Malcolm Feist Chair in Transplantation Surgery. Additionally, he was appointed as a Vice Chairman, Dept of Surgery for Academic Affairs at LSUHSC-S. Dr. Zibari has received numerous awards including AOA, Verstanding Award, elected as best Resident of the year (x4) by his peers at LSUHSC-S. He was given “Best Refugee Award” by the State Dept. in 1991. However, one of which he is particular proud of is the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is a member of numerous professional organizations (ASTS, AST, AHPBA, ACS, SUS, AAS, SSA, SESC, AMA). He is a current Board Member of the American College of Surgeons/Louisiana Chapter, Board Member of International College of Surgeons/World Body, Chair of the Board of Regents and Vice President of International College of Surgeons/US Section. He is also Vice President of the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation (AFDT).

Biography Updated on 14 October 2010

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