July 27, 2020
Two physicians — David Serur, M.D., and Vikram Wadhera, M.B. B.S. — have joined the surgical team at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation.
Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur will join the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant in performing and managing kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation, under the direction of Michael J. Goldstein, M.D., FACS, director of Abdominal Organ Transplant, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, and Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation,.
“Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur are board-certified, fellowship-trained experts in organ transplantation, and I am pleased to welcome them to their new positions,” said Dr. Goldstein. “I am confident that Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur will use their expertise, experience, and training to provide lifesaving, innovative patient care while helping Hackensack University Medical Center continue to grow its organ transplantation program.”
Dr. Serur received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York, and completed his fellowship in nephrology at New York Hospital. Before accepting his position at Hackensack University Medical Center, he served as medical director at the Rogosin Institute Transplant Program in New York City.
After receiving his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India, Dr. Wadhera completed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York, and Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Dr. Wadhera completed his fellowship in transplant surgery at the Recanati-Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Before accepting his position at Hackensack University Medical Center, he served as an assistant professor of surgery at the Recanati-Miller Transplant Institute.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur to our transplantation team and look forward to the many ways in which they will contribute to the outstanding transplantation care we provide,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center.
“Hackensack University Medical Center’s transplant center is among the fastest-growing in the nation, delivering some of the best kidney transplant outcomes and has the shortest wait for a new kidney when compared other transplant centers in the tri-state area,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health. “The skills and experience that Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur bring to our transplantation team will not only advance our hospital’s program, but will also contribute to advances in the field of transplantation care.”
As one of only a few certified transplant centers in New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation provides complete pre-transplant evaluation, surgical services, and post-operative care. Along with its board-certified physicians, a team of transplant nurses and other professionals provide care and support for transplant patients and their families throughout the organ transplantation process.
To learn more about transplant services at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, please call 551-996-2608 or visit www.hackensackumc.org/services/organ-transplants/.