May 11, 2010
Dr. Marc Garfinkel has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as associate professor of general surgery. He has special training and experience in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and dialysis access surgery.
Prior to joining SIU, Garfinkel was on the faculty at the University of Chicago as the director of the Islet Transplant Program and Islet Isolation (2001-09).
Garfinkel has completed two fellowships – one in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) (2001) and the second in research at Duke University School of Medicine (1997). He completed his surgery residency training at UCSD (1999) and earned his medical and bachelor’s degrees from Duke University (1992, 1988).
Garfinkel is certified by the American Board of Surgery. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Diabetes Association and Association for Academic Surgery.
Garfinkel has published numerous articles and book chapters and has multiple research interests including islet replacement therapy for Type 1 diabetes and maximizing donor organ utilization. He has held multiple positions on boards affiliated with his surgical interests.