About Alp Demirag
Alp Demirag, MD, is the director of the University of Florida Health Ascension Sacred Hearth Adult Kidney Transplant Program, and a clinical associate professor in the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Demirag earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. After completing his residency in general surgery at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he went on to pursue five fellowships. In Boston, he worked as a research fellow in the division of organ transplant at Harvard Medical School, and he pursued his doctorate in immunology at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. He then completed four respective transplant fellowships at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ohio State University, College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, the Division of Digestive Surgery of the University Hospitals of Geneva in Switzerland and, most recently, at the University Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Demirag who has been in practice for over 20 years is affiliated with various organizations, such as the Transplantation Society, Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Prior to joining University of Florida Health, Dr. Demirag served as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Transplantation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. At the University of Virginia, he performed kidney and pancreas transplants and was part of the organ procurement team, where he assisted with multi-organ retrievals.
Contributing to over 100 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbooks, Dr. Demirag’s areas of research interest include developing software programs in organ transplant, genetic polymorphism therapeutic drug monitoring and immunologically high-risk patients.
Transplant SurgeryAmerican Society of Transplant Surgeons
- Transplant Surgery
- Transplant services
- Genetic Polymorphism Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
- Immunologically High-Risk Patients
- Software Programs in Organ Transplant