The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Alex W. Cantafio, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor
M4 Clerkship Director, Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Clinical Focus

Kidney, Pancreas and Liver Transplantation, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery, Vascular Access

Research Focus

Vascular Access, Donation After Cardiac Death, Kidney Transplantation

Education

Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Internship
General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ

Residency
General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship
Transplantation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American Hepatico Pancreatico Biliary Association
American Society of Transplantation
American Society of Transplant Surgery
The Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society

Current Publications

Boils CL, Aljadir DN, Cantafio AW.
Use of the PD-1 pathway inhibitor nivolumab in a renal transplant patient with malignancy. American Journal of Transplantation. 2016 Mar 14.

Current Presentations

Gregory LB, Grandas OH, Tayidi IT, Buckley MR, Arnold JA, Cantafio AW, Stevens SL, Freeman MB, Goldman MH, McNally MM. Contemporary clinical and financial analysis of open versus percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for occluded hemodialysis access Presented at Southern Association of Vascular Surgery; 2018 Jan 16-20; Scottsdale, AZ.

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