Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, MD

Dr. Hosein Shokouh-Amiri is Director of Liver Transplant Program and Co-Director of Transplant Center at John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center, Shreveport LA. He received his Medical Degree from Pahlavi University Medical School in Shiraz, Iran in 1976. He started his surgical training in Iran, but moved to Denmark in 1980, where he finished his general surgery residency, and subspecialty in gastrointestinal and transplant surgery. During his 13 year stay in Denmark, he established the second liver transplant program there and became the first vice president of Denmark’s transplant society before moving to the USA in 1992 to continue his career in transplantation at the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise are in Transplantation with special interest in pancreas, liver and kidney. His other interest and expertise is in the management of hepato-pancreato-biliary pathology, including benign and malignant liver tumors, benign and malignant pancreas tumors and complications of laparoscopic surgery. His utmost achievement is the Ellis Island Medal of Honor that he received in 2006 which is awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service and people who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of his/her ancestry and who dedicate themselves to creating a better world for us all. He received the Best Teaching Faculty of the Year award at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport.