Glenn Halff, M.D.


Dr. Glenn Halff is the Director of the Division of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency and internship at New York University in New York City, New York and his transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, he started the liver transplant program at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He performs adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants. He along with Dr. Francisco Cigarroa performed the first split liver transplant in South Texas. He also performs adult to adult living donor liver transplants and specializes in all liver, biliary, and pancreas surgeries.

He is a past president of the Texas Transplant Society and a past national board member of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which is the allocation and regulatory organization for the United States. He is the current director of the University Transplant Center for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and University Hospital, as well as the transplant surgical director for the CHRISTUS Transplant Institute.

Selected Publications

Barshes NR, Becker NS, Washburn WK, Halff GA, Aloia TA, Goss JA. Geographic disparities in deceased donor liver transplantation within a single UNOS region. Liver Transplantation 13:747-751, 2007.

Washburn WK, Pollock BH, Nichols L, Speeg KV, Halff GA. Impact of Recipient MELD score on Resource Utilization.American J Transplantation 2006; 6:2449-2454.

Mejia A, BarshesN, Halff G, Goss J, Washburn WK. Use of Split Liver Alografts does not Impair Pediatric Recipient Growth Liver Transplantation 2007; 13:145-148.

Washburn WK, Halff G., Mieles L., Goldstein R., Goss J.. Split Liver Transplantation: Statewide Usage of the Right Trisegmental Graft American Journal of Transplantation 2005

Lee T.C., Barshes N., Washburn W.K., Halff G., Carber A., Bristow L., Scott J., Goss J.. Split Liver Transplantation Using the Left Lateral Segment Multi-Center Statewide Experience American Journal of Transplantation 2005

Pollack MS, Speeg KV, Callander NS, Freytes CO, Espinoza AA, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Washburn WK, Halff GA. Severe, late-onset graft-versus-host disease in a liver transplant recipient documented by chimerism analysis. Hum Immunol 2005 Jan;66(1):28-31.

Washburn WK, Ann Harper, Goran Klintmalm, John Goss, Halff GA. Regional Sharing for Status 1 Patients:Reduction in Waitlist Mortality. AJT-Submitted 2005

Lovell MO, Speeg KV, Halff GA, Molina DK, Sharkey FE. Acute Hepatic Allograft Rejection: A Comparison of Patients With and Without Centrilobular Alterations During First Rejection Episode Liver Transpl 2004 Mar;10(3):369-373.

Esterl RM, Washburn WK, Halff GA. UTHSCSA and Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation San Antonio Medicine 2005 Feb;58(2):32-33.

Halff GA, Speeg KV, Washburn WK, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Mejia A, Nichols L, Neigut DA, Dodd III GD, Cigarroa FG. Liver Transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center University Hospital in San Antonio In: Clinical Transplants. Los Angeles: UCLA Immunogenetics Center; 2004. p. 247 - 253.

Professor of Transplant Surgery
Dielmann Chair, Transplant Center
Director, UT Transplant Center, UT School of Medicine San Antonio


M.D., University of Texas Medical School in Houston