Alvin C. Wee, MD
Alvin C. Wee, MD, is the program director for the St.Vincent
Transplant Services Renal and Pancreas Transplant Programs. Dr. Wee has
been with St.Vincent since January 2009.
Dr. Wee received his medical degree from the University of Santo
Tomas, College of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines, in 1997. He
completed his Urology Residency at the University of the Philippines in
2004. He also pursued a master’s degree during those years. He completed
a year of Internal Medicine residency in Ohio, after which he pursued
his Renal/Pancreas Transplant fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in
2006. He was appointed as an associate staff at the Cleveland Clinic
Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute in July 2008. His specialty
includes Renal/Pancreas Transplantation, renovascular surgery and
minimally invasive urologic surgery.
Dr. Wee has presented multiple poster and oral presentations in
national meetings and co-authored book chapters, abstracts and
publications. He is currently a clinical assistant professor at the
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland.
Islam A. Ghoneim, MD, Ph.D
Islam A. Ghoneim, MD, Ph.D, has joined the staff as an attending
surgeon at St.Vincent Transplant Services. Dr. Ghoneim is also an
attending surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, as part of a
collaborative partnership between the two organizations. Dr. Ghoneim’s
specialty is renal and pancreas transplantation.
received his medical degree in 1999, his Master of Science degree in
Urology in 2003, and his Doctorate of Urology degree in 2007; all from
the Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007, he served as a lecturer
in the Department of Urology at Cairo University. Dr. Ghoneim completed
his Clinical Research Fellowship in 2008 and 2009 at Cleveland Clinic
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute in Cleveland, OH. Most recently
he was a Clinical Fellow for Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.
Ghoneim is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He
has an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate)
Certificate, Medical Informatics Certificate and an International
General Certificate of Secondary Education.
He has co-authored
10 publications, 15 abstracts and six book chapters and theses,
including Campbell’s Urology. Dr. Ghoneim has also presented at three
national and international conferences.
Mahendra V. Govani, MD, FRCP (UK)
Mahendra V. Govani, MD, FRCP (UK), is the medical director and
transplant nephrologist of the St.Vincent Renal Transplant Program, a
role in which he has served in since October 2008. He previously served
in the same capacity at Lutheran Kidney Transplant Center at Lutheran
Hospital in Fort Wayne. Before that he was medical director of the
kidney and pancreas transplant program, an associate professor of
Clinical Medicine (2003-2007), and an assistant professor of Clinical
Medicine (1999-2003) at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Before he
moved to Indiana in 1999, he was an assistant professor of medicine at
the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
Dr. Govani received his medical degree from Smt. NHL Municipal
Medical College, Gujarat University, India, in 1978, and completed his
residency at the hospitals affiliated with Sheth KM School of
Postgraduate Education and Research in 1981. He received additional
training in internal medicine and nephrology at several hospitals
including the London Hospital, Whitechapel in the United Kingdom from
1984 to 199l. In 1993, he completed his Fellowship in Nephrology and
Hypertension at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He also
completed a Fellowship in Renal Transplantation in 1994 at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Nashville. In 1995, Dr. Govani completed a
Residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Hospital, University of
Tennessee in Nashville.
Dr. Govani is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American
Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of
Nephrology. He has also completed UNOS (United Network for Organ
Sharing) approved training for renal transplantation.
Dr. Govani has co-authored 13 publications, five book chapters and
more than 20 abstracts along with presentations at numerous national
conferences. He has also participated in various academic peer-review
activities, including an ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of
Transplantation. His research interests are delayed graft function,
optimization of immunosuppression, post-transplant lymphoproliferative
disorders, BK nephropathy, and ethics in kidney transplantation.
He is a member of the American Society of Transplantation; member of
the American Society of Nephrology; and a fellow of the Royal College of
Physicians in the United Kingdom.