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Transplant Surgery

The longest-running and largest transplant center in the state, Avera Transplant Institute has exceeded 600 solid organ transplants and 300 bone marrow transplants.


Robert Santella, MD

Robert N. Santella, MD, FACP

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Dr. Christopher Auvenshine

R. Christopher Auvenshine, DO

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Kelly McCaul, MD

Kelly McCaul, MD, ABIM, FRCPC

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Dr. Vinod Parameswaran

Vinod Parameswaran, MD, FRCPatn, MRCP(UK)”

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Dr. Ahmed Galal

Ahmed Galal, MD, FRCPC, MSc

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Dr. Jeffery Steers

Jeffery Steers, MD, FACS

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More Than 1,000 Transplants

Joyce Meland received a bone marrow transplant in 2012, marking the Avera Transplant Institute’s 1,000th transplant since 1993.