Rex Shunt Specialist List

specialistsPleased to announce an updated list (November 2018) of gastroenterologists specializing and not restricted to  performing the Rex Shunt Procedure for portal hypertension.  (This most recent addition includes the country of Chile, which is the first for South America).  Since starting this blog in 2009 I have collected these names from subscribers to this blog and other various sources.

Due to high interest in the Rex Shunt Procedure I have updated this list from a regular post to a “page” with a tab at the top of my homepage for easy access.  If there are any specialists I have missed, or you know of any changes to the contact information, please let me know and I can easily revise the file.

Click specialist’s name for a direct link to website (where applicable).


Professor Jon Fawcett
Brisbane Liver & Gallbladder Surgery
Suite 207 Ramsay Specialist Centre
Newdegate Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
Ph: (07) 3847 5000

Dr. Peter Hodgkinson
Brisbane Liver & Gallbladder Surgery
Suite 207 Ramsay Specialist Centre
Newdegate Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
Ph: (07) 3847 8000


Dr. Peter Kim
Division of General Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Phone 416.813.6357

Dr. Simon Ling
Staff Gastroenterologist, Asst. Professor Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Phone: 416.813.8757

Dr.Annie Fecteau
Staff Surgeon General and Thoracic Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-6402
Fax: 416-813-7477


Dr. Jorge Godoy Lenz
Head of the department of pediatric surgery.
Meso Rex surgery.
Clinica las Condes
Santiago, Chile
: Cell phone+56992261193


Hôpital Bicêtre
78 rue du Général Leclerc
94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
01 45 21 21 21


Dr. Jean de Ville de Goyet
Via Ernesto Tricomi, 5
90127 Palermo, Italy
Publication list:

Dr. Chiara Grimaldi
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital
Rome, Italy

Dr. Marco Spada
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital
Rome, Italy



Dr. Ricardo Chavez-Vargas
Chief of Pediatric Transplants
IMSS Hospital CMN La Raza
Mexico City, Mexico
*(Dr. Chavez-Vargas has consulted with Dr. Superina at Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL).

United Kingdom

Dr. Nigel Heaton 
(Paediatric Liver Specialist with expertise in Rex Shunt Procedure)
King’s College Hospital ( or London Bridge Liver Centre (
Assistant to Dr. Heaton: Andrew (Telephone number: +0044 (0) 2032993762)

Dr. Mark Davenport (Paediatric surgeon) Telephone:  +44 (0) 2032993350
Kings College Hospital London  (
Mr Khalid Sharif, Hepatobiliary/Transplant Surgeon
Telephone: 0121 333 8264
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6NH, United Kingdom
Phone 0121 333 9999

United States

Dr. Jaimie Nathan
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
BurnetAvenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3026
Phone: 513-636-4200 / 1-800-344-2462

Dr.Riccardo Superina
Lurie Children’s Hospital
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800)543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)
Phone 312.227.4000

Dr. Graeme John Pitcher
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Iowa (Iowa Health Center)
Phone 319.356.1884

Dr. Gregory Tiao
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone (513) 636-4371

Kyle A. Soltys, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6116 Fax

George V. Mazariegos, MD, FACS
Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6116 Fax

Dr. Jean Emond
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
PH Room 14C
622 West 168th St
New York, NY   10032
Phone 212.305.9691

Dr. Tomoaki Kato
Chief, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Surgical Director, Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplantation
Presbyterian Hospital Bldg.
622 West 168th Street
Suite: 14-105
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-5101

Dr. Robert Acton
University of MN Amplatz Children’s Hospital
3rd Floor, 2512 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone 612-365-6777

Dr. Stephen Dunn
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803-3607
Phone: (302) 651-5888

Benjamin L. Shneider
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone 412.692.5180

Dr Ravi Radhakrishnan
UTMB Pediatric Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Route 0353
Galveston, Texas 77555-0353
Phone: (409) 772-5666
FAX: (409) 772-4253

Dr. Dev Desai
Transplant Surgeon/Specialist (Liver, Pancreas, Kidney, Intestinal)
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8567
Phone 214-645-8300

Dr. Susan Orloff
Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-7810

Dr. Sukru Emre
Yale New Haven Transplantation Center Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 203.785.4134

Dr. Rene Romero
Pediatric Liver Specialist
Children’s Physician Group-GI, Hepatology and Nutrition
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-785-1832

15 thoughts on “Rex Shunt Specialist List

  1. Kristi

    Her name is Dr. Orloff. She does PV procedures….not 100% sure she’s done Rex Shunt, but I wouldn’t be surprised. My daughter was diagnosed with PVT when she was six years old and she gets all her care and follow up at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU. Currently she is being monitored for PVH and receives excellent care from her GI doctor who is a liver/thrombosis specialist. It’s quite a story I want to share with your community someday.

    1. Clint Post author

      Hi Kristi,

      Thanks for this information. I will add Dr. Orloff’s name to that list. It would be great to hear your daughter’s story when you share it.

      Take care,


  2. Patty fritz

    Dr. Sukru Emre at Yale, new haven CT. He has done them and would have done my daughters but clots inside the liver meant she cannot get Rex. So she will be having distal mesorenal shunt this month.

    1. Clint Post author

      Hi Patty, Thanks for the this valuable information! I am about to update that post, as I have a few more specialists to add to that list. That list is growing as the expertise gets passed on to others. If you haven’t already discovered this, here is another Facebook page that may be helpful to you if you would like to look it up: Portal Vein Thrombosis & Portal Hypertension in Children and Adults I am a member of this blog and there is wonderful support and information on it for folks with children diagnosed with PH. I hope and pray all the best for your daughter. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me. Best, Clint

  3. Barbara

    Needing a surgeon to correct shunt which is no longer anchored or in abdominal cavity. Much discomfort. Neurosurgeon “doesn’t do anything from the neck down. “. OKC area preferably.

    1. Clint Post author

      Thank you for sharing your name! I will add this to the list of specialists. You are welcome to post information to this blog anytime.

    1. Clint Post author

      Hello, Thank you for your submission. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you. I will update my page with your information. Any further comments from your professional perspective is most welcome. I would be interested to know how many surgeries you have performed to date, and whether or not you have treated patients outside of Chile? I don’t have much information from readers or the medical profession of the commonality of portal hypertension in South America so it would be very appreciated. Best regards, Clint


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