Center for Transplantation

Hepatobiliary Surgeons

John M. Ham, MD, FACS
Medical Director, UMC Center for Transplantation
Dr. John Ham trained in general and vascular surgery at Loma Linda University before completing an abdominal organ transplant surgical fellowship in 1990 at the University of Michigan. Since then, he has developed a successful kidney/pancreas and a living donor liver transplant program in Virginia at the Medical College of Virginia, then directed the liver and kidney/pancreas transplant programs at Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center, before coming to University Medical Center. Dr. Ham is a Professor of Surgery with the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He is chair of the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation, in addition to other relevant societies promoting the field of transplantation. Dr. Ham is actively developing liver and pancreas transplantation at the UMC Center for Transplantation. Dr. Ham is also the Medical Director of the Nevada Donor Network.
Bejon T. Maneckshana, MD
UMC Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Bejon T. Maneckshana graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. He completed his general surgery residency training at the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2008. His abdominal organ transplant surgery fellowship took place at the University of Chicago. He completed an additional year of transplant surgery training with an emphasis on liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at Northwestern University. Dr. Maneckshana is a fully trained, ABS board-certified general surgeon, licensed in the state of Nevada and Illinois. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He holds memberships with the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation and the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. His training enables him to skillfully perform kidney transplants, pancreas transplants, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, and liver transplants. He has a special interest in complex, laparoscopic hepatobiliary operations.
Jordana Gaumond, MD
UMC Transplant Surgeon
After completing her training in General Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Jordana Gaumond completed an Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgical Fellowship at Ohio State University in 2008. She then returned to Oregon to join the transplant team performing liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, as well as helping to advance the living kidney donor program at Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. She has co me to University Medical Center to join Dr. Ham in the Kidney Transplant Program in the Center for Transplantation and continues to promote living kidney donor activity in this center. She is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and an active member on the Living Donor Committee for that society. She has also served on the United Network for Organ Sharing Living Donor Committee and is an advocate for living donors everywhere.

Why Choose Us?
The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Center for Transplantation offers comprehensive specialty care for diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile duct. We emphasize ongoing communication with referring physicians and incorporate them in the decision process of their patient's medical management. After treatment, we follow up our care with an organized discharge report to the referring physician. At UMC, our focus is on providing experienced, personalized care for all patients.

Referrals and Appointments
To refer a patient for hepatobiliary surgery or to make a consultation appointment to see our Hepatobiliary Surgeons, please call 702-671-5150.