Liver Transplantation Team

Alan Koffron, M.D.
Director, Multi-Organ Transplantation, Transplant Surgeon

Alan Koffron, M.D. is the director of Multi-organ Transplantation at Beaumont Hospitals. One of the world's leading innovators in laparoscopic liver surgery and live donor liver transplantation, Dr. Koffron brings to Beaumont an international clinical and academic reputation. His extensive training and experience benefit all Beaumont transplant patients.

Before joining Beaumont, Dr. Koffron served as the director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and as associate professor of surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

He attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed residencies in general, thoracic and trauma surgeries at the University Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. In addition, Dr. Koffron completed dual fellowships in adult and pediatric multi-organ transplantation at Northwestern University and Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

"Our goal is to provide patients with the entire spectrum of care, from medical care to organ replacement," says Koffron. "I feel privileged to be part of such a quality medical center."

Dilip Samarapungavan, M.D.
Medical Director, Multi-Organ Transplantation, Nephrologist

Dr. Samarapungavan (“Samar”) is the medical director of multi-organ transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.  He has also served as our primary kidney transplant physician since 2002...

Dr. Samar received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Madras in India. He underwent extensive training in transplant, renal, pulmonary and gastrointestinal medicine in the United Kingdom and was awarded the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. He also completed a fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

His clinical interests include: combined liver-kidney transplantation; treatment of kidney disease in liver failure and liver transplant; and kidney and pancreas transplantation. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine-Nephrology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

"We are committed to the exceptional care of individuals, with an emphasis on a compassionate and personalized approach," says Dr. Samarapungavan.

Steven Cohn, M.D.
Transplant Surgeon

Steven Cohn M.D. is a transplant surgeon who has been on staff at Beaumont, Royal Oak for 16 years. Dr. Cohn earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a fellowship in transplantation surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Says Dr. Cohn, "My mission is to provide exceptional and individualized care for the patient with kidney, liver and pancreatic disease needing surgery or transplant." He has specific expertise in minimally invasive liver and kidney surgery.

Damanpreet Bedi, M.D.
Transplant Surgeon

I am committed to delivering exceptional care to those suffering from liver, pancreas, and kidney disease in a thoughtful and compassionate manner. Our talented and dedicated multidisciplinary team ensures that our patients are cared for, each step of the way.

M. Rasm Al Sibae, M.D.

M. Rasm Al Sibae, M.D., Hepatology, Beaumont, Royal Oak completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Damascus in Syria. His residency was done in Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital/Wayne State University and he completed fellowships in Transplant Hepatology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Clinical Hepatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Dr. Al Sibae was also an academic hospitalist for Henry Ford Health System, responsible for teaching general internal medicine.