About Dr. Heffron PDF Print E-mail

Hi, I am Tom Heffron.    Recently I moved to Denver from Atlanta where I was practicing at Emory University and Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta at Egleston.    I have performed over 1,000 liver transplants including over 140 living donors over the past 25 years.    I am glad to be able to help people in the Rocky Mountain west region who need a liver transplant or complex hepatobiliary surgery.   I have been fortunate to be a member of the first team to do living donor liver transplants at the University of Chicago and have successfully transplanted both the youngest child and smallest child in the world.     My innovative techniques and experience allow me to give you the best chances when undergoing a life changing surgery.

I practice in Denver, Colorado, primarily at Porter Adventist Hospital which is part of Centura Health.   I am approved by UNOS, the organization that regulates transplant centers, as a primary liver transplant surgeon as well as a surgeon for kidney and pancreas transplants.

I am board certified in surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.   My CV can be viewed here.

Career Highlights:

1978-1982       M.D. University of Nebraska

1982-1987       Surgery Residency - Creighton University

1987-1990       Multi-organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Fellowship - University of Chicago

1990-1992       Attending Physician/Faculty - University of Chicago

1992-1996       Director, Living Donor Program - University of Nebraska

1996-2009       Director Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs/Faculty - Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

2009-present   Executive Medical Director, Porter Adventist Hospital Liver Transplant Program