Swaytha Ganesh, MD
Medical Director, Living Donor Program
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Dr. Ganesh is the medical director of the Living Donor Program at UPMC and has been integral in the development and implementation of the UPMC Living Donor Champion Program. She is renowned for her clinical expertise in treating a wide range of patients with liver disease with a specific interest in living-donor liver transplant.
Dr. Ganesh’s areas of research include evaluating recipients and donors and assessing their eligibility for living donor surgery, managing patients on the waiting list, and developing disease management protocols in post-liver transplant patients with metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, and systemic hypertension.
Dr. Ganesh received her medical degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Coimbatore, India. She completed a residency in categorical internal medicine at UPMC followed by fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at UPMC.