Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
University of Padova, Italy
University of Padova, Italy and University of Chicago, IL
Transplantation: Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TXMedical Ethics: MacLean Center, University of Chicago, IL
American Society of Transplant SurgeonsInternational Liver Transplant SocietyThe American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association American Society of TransplantationThe Transplantation Society
American Board of SurgeryAmerican Society of Transplant SurgeonsItalian Board for General Surgery
Dr. Testa is Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.
He specializes in living donor liver transplantation and is the principal investigator of the Uterine Transplant Clinical Trial that resulted in the first U.S. birth of a baby following uterine transplant. Dr. Testa was honored in 2018 as one of TIME Magazine's Top 100 for leading the medical team that performed the first successful uterus transplants in the nation.
Dr. Testa is a graduate of t he University of Padova Medical School in Italy. After graduating cum laude, he completed a residency in general surgery at the same university. He went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Chicago and then a fellowship in abdominal organ transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Later at the University of Essen in Germany, he was instrumental in starting the first adult living donor liver transplant program in Europe. Dr. Testa returned to the U.S. in 2001, where he served as Director of Liver Transplant at the University of Illinois. In 2005, he moved to the University of Chicago where he rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery and served as Director of Liver Transplant and Hepatobilliary Surgery.
Dr. Testa returned to Baylor University Medical Center in 2011 to lead the Living Donor Liver Program. He became Chief of Abdominal Transplant for the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in 2017.
Dr. Testa is author or co-author of more than 160 publications and several book chapters. He is a recognized authority in Uterus Transplantation and Living Donor Liver Transplantation. His other interests include complex liver surgery of benign and malignant diseases.
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