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Transplant ICU (TICU)

Transplant ICU (TICU)

The TICU provides a multidisciplinary approach to caring for critically ill patients with end-stage liver diseases, fulminant hepatic failure, acute alcoholic hepatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding and other complications related to liver disease. Our multidisciplinary team members provide management for liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel and multivisceral transplant patients. In addition, we care for complex head and neck, colorectal, orthopedic spine, surgical oncology and medical patients. Our staff also provides Rapid response for UPMC Montefiore. A variety of sophisticated artificial support devices including the Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD), Plasma Pheresis are used for patient care and are part of clinical trials. Our ICU also participates in other clinical trials, including sepsis, acute kidney injury, Ischemia re perfusion injury. Finally, the TICU team has been instrumental in conducting several quality improvement projects. 


Dr. Ali Al-Khafaji, Medical Director
Dr. David Huang, Associate Medical Director

Team Members:  Drs. Derek Angus, Hyung Kim, Matthew NealRaghavan MuruganAlan Rosenbloom, and David Wallace.

CRNPS: Robin Castilyn, Lindsey Cornman, Edward Cordnman; PharmDs: Catherine Kim and Heather Johnson