Naeem Goussous, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Naeem Goussous, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Transplant Surgery

Surgery - Transplant

Organ Recovery and Preservation



Locations and Contact

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am passionate about the opportunity to improve care by integrating state-of-the-art science into personalized treatment for patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Goussous is a transplant surgeon who is keenly interested in organ transplant and working with transplant patients that involve both living donors and non-directed donors.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Goussous is keenly interested in organ transplant and transplant research. His research interest explores outcomes for liver and kidney transplant patients, with special attention to those who have hepatocellular carcinoma, a common form of liver cancer.


Transplant Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center

Medical School

M.D., University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan 2009


General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MA 2012-2013


General Surgery, Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore MD 2013-2014


General Surgery, Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore MD 2014-2018


Transplant Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 2018-2020

Senior Clinician of the Year Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore MD, 2018

Joseph Colt Bloodgood Award for Teaching Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore MD, 2017

Goussous N, Xie W, Zhang T, Malik S, Alvarez-Casas J, Gray SH, Barth RN, Thuluvath PJ, LaMattina JC. Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: Factors Associated With Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2021 Nov 17;7(12):e788. doi:10.1097/TXD.0000000000001245. PMID:34805490.

Chen K, Guntur G, Stalam T, Okonkwo N, Drachenberg C, Goussous N, Bruno D, Mas V, Bromberg J, Haririan A. Deceased-Donor Kidney Biopsy Scoring Systems for Predicting Future Graft Function: A Comparative Study. Transplant Proc. 2021 Apr;53(3):906-912. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2020.09.002. Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID:33358418.

Goussous N, Xie W, Barth RN, LaMattina JC. Small bowel obstruction post-living liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2021 Feb;21(2):898-900. doi:10.1111/ajt.16303. PMID:33555141.

Goussous N, St Michel DP, Mcdade H, Gaines S, Borth A, Dawany N, Al-Qaoud T, Bromberg JS, Barth RN, Scalea JR. Is Prophylactic Drainage After Pancreas Transplant Associated With Reduced Reoperation Rate? Exp Clin Transplant. 2021 Jan;19(1):64-71. doi:10.6002/ect.2020.0010. Epub 2020 Nov 27. PMID:33272163.

St Michel DP, Borth A, Rubin J, Goussous N, Twaddell W, Malik S, Barth R. Emphysematous Gastritis in a Transplant Recipient With Clostridium ventriculi Infection. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Dec 8;7(12):e00488. doi:10.14309/crj.0000000000000488. PMID:33324709.

Goussous N, Xie W, Dawany N, Scalea JR, Bartosic A, Haririan A, Kalil R, Drachenberg C, Costa N, Weir MR, Bromberg JS. Donor-derived Cell-free DNA in Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Case Series. Transplant Direct. 2020 Jun 11;6(7):e568. doi:10.1097/TXD.0000000000001019. PMID:32766423.

St Michel DP, Goussous N, Orr NL, Barth RN, Gray SH, LaMattina JC, Bruno DA. Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm in the Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Series. Case Rep Transplant. 2019 Dec 27;2019:9108903. doi:10.1155/2019/9108903. PMID:31976118.

Goussous N, Abdullah A, Milner SM. Fusarium Solani Infection Following Burn Injury: A Case Report. World J Plast Surg. 2019 Sep;8(3):406-409. doi:10.29252/wjps.8.3.406. PMID:31620346.

Goussous N, Akbar H, LaMattina JC, Hanish SI, Barth RN, Bruno DA. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support following liver transplantation-A case series. Clin Transplant. 2019 Jul;33(7):e13628. doi:10.1111/ctr.13628. Epub 2019 Jun 22. PMID:31173413.

Karnik N, Yang X, Goussous N, Howe L, Karras R. A community hospital's experience with robotic thoracic surgery. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar;36(2):142-147. doi:10.1007/s12055-019-00848-5. Epub 2019 Aug 10. PMID:33061113.