• By Shawn Bishop, Communications Specialist

Medical Experts for Media - Transplantation

August 16, 2010

Francisco Arabia, M.D.
Thomas Gonwa, M.D.
Denise Harnois, D.O.
David Mulligan, M.D.

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Francisco Arabia, M.D., a heart transplant surgeon and expert in heart failure surgery, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular support devices and total artificial heart

  • Author of more than 45 scientific articles
  • Has performed over 85 heart transplants since the program opening in 2005

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local broadcast and national print media, including CBS Evening News.

Sample Interviews:

Mayo Clinic: Heart Transplant

SynCardia- MyFoxPhoenix.com

 

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Lynn Closway (480-301-4222)

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Thomas Gonwa, M.D., an expert in kidney and pancreas transplants, and general spokesperson for the Department of Transplantation (all topics)

  • Chair, Department of Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Chair, Transplant Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic
  • Author of more than 160 scientific articles
  • Former President, American Society of Transplantation

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and international print and broadcast media.

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)

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Denise Harnois, D.O., an expert in liver disease, liver cancer and liver transplants, acute liver failure, organ donation, multi-organ abdominal transplants, and liver masses

  • Past Medical Director of Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Medical Director of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer Team, Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Principal investigator in National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) trials in liver disease and liver cancer
  • Author of more than 100 book chapters, scientific articles and abstracts

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media, including both live and taped television interviews.

Sample Interviews:

Mayo Clinic Hepatitis C

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)

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David Mulligan, M.D., a multi-organ (kidney, liver and pancreas) transplant surgeon and specialist in living donor liver transplantation, hepatobiliary malignancies and domino transplantation

  • Established the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
  • Established the first Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Program in Arizona for living donor kidney transplantation
  • Established and performed the first living donor liver transplant in Arizona, which is one of the top five liver transplant programs for adults in the United States

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Lynn Closway (480-301-4222)

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