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Meet the team

 

Thomas Diflo, MD

Dr. Thomas Diflo is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Boston University School of Medicine. He underwent general surgery training at Boston University and both his laboratory and clinical Transplant Fellowships at Harvard Medical School, the New England Deaconess Hospital. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Upon completion of his training in 1992, Dr. Diflo assumed a position at NYU Medical Center and became an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Organ Transplant Division. He has performed nearly 1000 kidney and liver transplants, and his scientific interests include the mechanisms of chronic rejection, and the pharmacokinetics and mechanisms of action of various immunosuppressant medications. In August 2012, he was recruited to Westchester Medical Center as the Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation and currently serves as the Interim Chief of Intra-Abdominal and Hepatobiliary Surgery.

Since 2001 he has become a widely recognized expert on the international trade of transplanted organs, with a particular interest in the transplantation of the organs of executed prisoners in China. He has written, given numerous lectures, and served on several panels on this issue, including giving testimony before the United States Congress. He has also been a guest on several media programs, including The People’s Pharmacy on National Public Radio, and Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.


 

David C. Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

David C. Wolf, M.D. is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.  Previously, he served on the faculties at the University of Cincinnati and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 1996, he established the Liver Transplant Program at Westchester Medical Center, where he continues to serve as its Medical Director. He has published more than 30 papers and 60 abstracts, primarily focusing upon the management of variceal bleeding and liver cancer.


 

Hiroshi Sogawa, MD

Dr. Sogawa graduated from  Shiga University of Medical Science in 1995. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Sogawa completed a residency in general and gastrointestinal surgery at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University as well as a general surgery residency at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Upon finishing his surgical residency in 2006, he completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation and hepatobiliary at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sogawa also completed a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School focusing on  tolerance induction using mixed chimerism.

Following completion of his training, Dr. Sogawa remained at Mount Sinai Medical Center  for four years, after which moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he served as an Assistant Professor and  Director of the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship.  In November 2015, he was recruited to the Westchester Medical Center as the Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation.

Dr. Sogawa is a board certified surgeon with vast expertise in abdominal and hepatobiliary surgery, specializing in liver, intestinal, multi visceral, kidney, pancreas transplantation as well as living donor surgery. He also has expertise in minimally invasive liver surgery.

His research interests focus on post-transplant outcomes, clinical immunologic tolerance in transplant recipients, and the impact of Hepatitis C related Hepatocellular Carcinoma on liver transplantation and liver resection.


Roxana Bodin, MD

Roxana Bodin, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College, and an Attending Transplant Hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Bodin is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

She completed both her residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at New York Medical College, where she also served as Chief Resident. Following her training in Gastroenterology Dr. Bodin underwent advanced training in Transplant Hepatology at Westchester Medical Center

Her clinical interests include complications of cirrhosis, endoscopic therapy of portal hypertension and management of viral hepatitis pre and post liver transplantation. Dr. Bodin is fluent in Romanian, Spanish, French and English.


 

Daniel Glicklich, MD

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Glicklich is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he attended medical school from 1974 -1978.   He completed his internal medicine internship and residency training at Harlem Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.  Dr. Glicklich remained at Montefiore  for his fellowship training in Nnephrology. Following fellowship, he joined the full time faculty at Montefiore where he successfully built up one of the largest and most progressive kidney transplant programs in New York.

Having published more than 65 peered -reviewed papers, Dr. Glicklich is well known for his work and academic interest in complications and management of chronic renal failure following transplantation.  He has a strong commitment to medical education and has trained more than 150 Nephrology fellows.  Dr. Glicklich is a the founding member of the New York Transplant Nephrology Consortium.


 

Richard Rosencrantz, MD

Richard Rosencrantz, MD is a physician at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College.

Previously, he served on the faculties at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Yale School of Medicine.


 

Gregory Veillette, MD

Gregory Veillette, MD was born and raised locally in Naugatuck, CT.  He was an All-American swimmer and an All-state musician.  He attended the University of Connecticut, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neurobiology.  During his undergraduate years, he received several awards, including the University of Connecticut scholar-athlete award.  Dr. Veillette remained at the University of Connecticut for medical school, where he received numerous teaching and academic honors.

Following graduation from medical school in 2004, Dr. Veillette completed a surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.    In 2007, he was awarded a research fellowship at the Transplantation Biology Research Center at Harvard Medical School, where he studied mechanisms and strategies of immunologic tolerance in organ transplantation.  Dr. Veillette received multiple teaching awards from the Harvard Medical School during his residency, and upon completion of his General Surgical residency in 2011, he was chosen for a 2-year clinical fellowship in Abdominal Transplantation at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Veillette is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in the areas of adult and pediatric liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation, split-liver and living donor transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery.  His research interests include the mechanisms of immunologic tolerance and the effects of donor brain death on tolerance induction and allograft function.


 

Robyn Matloff, MD, MPH

Dr. Matloff graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with degrees in both Medicine and Public Health in 2007. After medical school, she returned home to New York where she completed her Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Morgan-Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian-Columbia University School of Medicine in 2010. Following residency, Dr. Matloff underwent a three year fellowship program in Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she cared for pediatric renal transplant patients through all stages of the transplant process. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.

Dr. Matloff joined the Westchester Medical Center Pediatric Renal Transplant Team in 2013. In addition to ensuring optimal medical care for her patients, she demonstrates a strong commitment to the psychosocial well-being of her patients and their families.

Dr. Matloff is an active researcher with a focus on the transition process from pediatric to adult care in renal transplant recipients and the incidence of chronic kidney disease and hypertension in children with liver disease and liver transplantation. Her work has been presented at national conferences and is widely published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Matloff is highly involved in Medical Education. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and is actively engaged in both medical student and resident teaching. 


 

Muhammad Mustafa, MD

Dr. Mustafa is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College. Having attended medical school at Dow Medical College in Pakistan, he graduated in 1998 and went on to do his resident training  from July 2003 to June 2006 at the Bronx VA, an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Mustafa completed a nephrology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital campus where he trained in clinical nephrology and developed a special interest in immunosuppression and transplant medicine.

Dr. Mustafa served as Assistant Professor of Medicine in Nephrology at West Virginia University for two years after which he returned to New York to obtain further training as a fellow in  Transplant Nephrologist at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Mustafa joined the Transplant Program at Westchester Medical Center in July 2016.

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