Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS

Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS

Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS, is currently Professor of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts in January of 2011, he served as the Medical Director of the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June 2006 till December 2010.

Previously, he was the associate director and cofounder of multi-organ abdominal transplantation, director of transfusion free medicine and surgery and associate professor of surgery at the USC Keck School of medicine.

Dr. Jabbour earned his undergraduate degree with the highest distinction at the Facultes Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium, and his MD with top honors at the Universite  Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. After graduating, he completed his internship at Brugmann University Hospital/ Universite Libre de Bruxelles. His residencies were completed at Lincoln Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital/ New York Medical College in New York City. He finished his fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Thomas E Starzl. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and Certified Transplant surgeon from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Jabbour was one of the team leader who performed the world's first Bloodless Live Donor Liver Transplantation in adult and pediatric Jehovah’s Witness patient, and who initiated adult to adult live donor liver transplantation in the West Coast.

He has authored and co-authored more than 150 articles, abstracts, book chapters and letters concerning these and related topics. He has also edited two books.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and a board member of the society for the Advancement of Blood Management.

He presented several local, national, and international lectures and scientific presentations in his field. Dr. Jabbour is a four time recipient of the Fleurice Mercier Award for best student in his medical school class in Belgium, the C.J. Berne Award from graduating chief residents at USC for Teaching Excellence, the outstanding teaching award from year III medical students at USC and the teacher of the year from the University of Massachusetts department of surgery in 2011.