Three years after the arrival of Sukru Emre, Yale’s transplant program has a patient volume rivaling those of larger centers and has expanded the realm of cases it treats.
Some of the first patients Sukru Emre, M.D., evaluated for transplant after his arrival in New Haven had already been rejected for surgery at Yale, including an 8-month-old girl who weighed only 2 kilograms. Her size made a liver transplant—a highly complex procedure under the best of circumstances—extremely problematic. Emre chose to operate. Today that...