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Search Program Faculty/Research

Glenn Halff, M.D.

Glenn halff, m.d.


Dr. Glenn Halff is serving the University as Acting Dean of the School of Medicine and is the Director of the Division of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency and internship at New York University in New York City, New York and his transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, he started the liver transplant program at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He performs adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants. He along with Dr. Francisco Cigarroa performed the first split liver transplant in South Texas. He also performs adult to adult living liver transplants and specializes in all liver, biliary and pancreas surgeries.

Selected Publications

Halff GA, Mansouri M, Poordad F, Lawitz E, Cigarroa F, Halff G, Lopez R, Alkhouri N. Characteristics and Outcomes of Liver Transplantation for Primary Biliary Cholangitis in Young patients: Analysis of the Untied Network for Organ Sharing Database Washington, DC.: 2017 Oct. (. The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)).

Halff G, Amanda r. Munoz, Divya Chakravarthy, Jingjing Gong, Rita Ghosh, Addanki P. Kumar. Pancreatic Cancer: Current Status and Challenges Springer; 2017 Oct. (Current Pharmacology Reports; vol. 1).

Halff GA, Jay C, Pugh J, Abrahamian G, Cigarroa F, Washburn K. Graft quality matters: Survival after simultaneous liver-kidney transplant according to KDPI. 2017 May. (Clinical transplant; vol. 31, no. 5).

Halff GA,Jun Liu, Naoki Akanuma, Chengyang Liu, Ali Naji, Glenn A. Halff, William K. Washburn, Luzhe Sun & Pei Wang. TGF-?1 promotes acinar to ductal metaplasia of human pancreatic acinar cells. 2016 Aug. (Scientific reports; vol. 6, no. 30904).

Halff GA, Washburn KW, Matsuoka L, Pandit U, Kim JE, Almenda J. Mora-Esteves C, Genyk Y, Holland B, Wilson DJ, Sher L, Koneru B. Parikh A. A multicenter study of 30 days complications after deceased donor liver transplatation in the model for endstage liver disease score era 2015 Sep. (Liver Transplant).

* Coronado, R, Kenneth, W, Ong, G, Halff GA, Christy, R. Effect of Decellularized Liver Matrix Proteins on Porcine Hepatocytes in vitro. 2014 Oct. (Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting).

* Parikh A, Washburn WK, Matsuoka L, Pandit U, Genyk Y, Almeda JL, Mora-Esteves C, Halff GA, Kim J, Holland B, Wilson D, Sher L, Koneru B. Risk Factors for Number CV Preview Page 5 of 32 11/6/2017 and Severity of Complications Following Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation 2014 Jun. p. 291. (Liver Transplantation; vol. 20).

Halff GA, McDiarmid S, Berquist W, Bucuvalas J, Narkewicz M, Millis J, Martin S, Mittal N, Atkison P, Fecteau A, Langnas A, Freese D, Kerkar N, Gilmour S, Fisher R, D‘Alessandro A, Eason J, Kane R, Alonso E, Tzakis A, Rosenthal P, Heffron T, Schwarz K, Andrews W, Lopez J, Bozorgzadeh A, Lowell J, Karpen S, Humar A, Gonzalez-Peralta R, Mazariegos G, Lavine J, Dunn S, Jonas M, Lobritto S, Telega G,

Book L, Horslen S, Tector A, Tuttle-Newhall E.. Long-term linear growth and puberty in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL: J Pdiatr; 2013 Nov. p. 1354-1360. (The Journal of Pediatrics; vol. 163, no. 5).

Professor of Transplant Surgery
Dielmann Chair, Transplant Center
Director, UT Transplant Center, UT School of Medicine San Antonio


M.D., University of Texas Medical School in Houston