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New physicians join the Transplant Surgery team at Tufts MC


The Division of Transplant Surgery at Tufts Medical Center has been performing living-related, living-unrelated and deceased donor kidney transplants since it began in 1971. Since that time, we've preformed over 1,300 kidney transplants. What truly makes Tufts MC a world-class transplantation center is the multidisciplinary team approach that we take to transplantation. And, that multidisiciplinary team is growing.

In the summer of 2016, our long-time Chief of Transplant Surgery, Dr. Richard Rohrer retired and handed the reins of the Division to the very capable hands of Dr. Jeffery Cooper. Dr. Cooper has been a transplant surgeon at Tufts MC and has also directed the General Surgery Residency Program for years. He specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.

A growing kidney transplant team

As Dr. Cooper took on this new role, the Division also hired two new physicians so that we can offer patients a full team of experts and comprehensive care.

Dr. Charles Strom is a transplant surgeon specializing in kidney transplants. After earning his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his general surgery residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and his fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was recognized as the top teaching fellow in the Partners system. His clinical interests include kidney transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, dialysis access surgery, and general surgery in patients with kidney and liver failure. 

Dr. Nitender Goyal is a nephrologist specializing in kidney and pancreas transplantation, living kidney donation, highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients and kidney paired exchange.  He completed his training at B.J Medical College in India, Steward Carney Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He is also fluent in Hindi.