Henry Ford Transplant Institute donor Brian Barnes, on the operating table, has 60-percent of his liver removed by, from far left, anesthesiologist Farayi Mbuvah, M.D.; Henry Ford Transplant Institute Director and renowned liver surgeon Marwan Abouljoud, M.D.; transplant doctor Krishna Putchakayala, M.D.; and surgical technician Nada Veladzic. In the back, covidien cautering and cutting equipment representative Chris Harper monitors the procedure while, at right from left, transplant nurses Charlette Benson and Nina Elisei help secure a sterile gown for transplant surgeon Michael Rizzari, M.D., as surgical technician Elizabeth Washington helps him put on two sets of sterile gloves. The piece of healthy liver, the first such living liver transplant this year in Michigan, was transplanted into Brian Barnes’ father, John Barnes, in an adjoining operating room.
Ray Manning, Henry Ford Health System